We appreciate the support from all of our members. We would like to specifically show gratitude to our lifetime members:

Barbara Adelman

Bill and Wendy Anderson

Bob and Dorothy Metzger

Carol Woody

Charles and Bonnie Norman

Eddie Agha

Edmund Jacobitti

H.G. Kamper

Jim Struif

Judith Lincoln

Lee Ann and Joe Parmentier

Mary Beth and Curt Paul

Neil and Nan Adams

Rhonda Dial

Barry and Tonya Thornell

Vernon LeClaire Jr.

Virginia Long

Become a member

Take an active role in assisting The Nature Institute in their mission of preservation, restoration, and education. When you give to a local conservation and environmental education organization like The Nature Institute, you are doing more than just donating. Your dues assist us in providing our community with opportunities for people of all ages to explore and learn about the outdoor world, and help provide healthy habitats for diverse wildlife populations.

Generosity from people like you is the reason that our natural areas such as the Olin Nature Preserve, Hutchinson Bird Sanctuary, and Heartland Prairie, are biodiversity rich habitats. Without you, we could not ensure the enjoyment of the preserve as an outdoor classroom for future generations, thank you.

Please review the membership levels below to find the option that best suits you and your family. All membership levels include exclusive access to members only events such as “Family Fun day” in 2023 .

  • Individual Membership ($30)– Members receive discounted prices on various TNI events (excluding Discovery Day Camp).
  • Family Membership ($60)– Members receive discounted prices on various TNI events. Also included, is early registration for Discovery Day Camp and a 15% discount on registration total cost (immediate/household family only).
  • Mississippi Sanctuary Society ($100)– Members receive all benefits listed above.
  • Olin Observation League ($250)– Members receive all benefits listed above.
  • Prairie Preservation Guild ($500)– Members receive all benefits listed above.
  • Lifetime Member ($1,500)– Members receive all benefits listed above.

To become a part of TNI, please fill out the form below

  • A letter will be sent to recipient of your gift, and you will receive a receipt for your records.
  • Fill in your donation amount if different from above (Less than $30 will be a donation, not a membership)
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