Great Plains Zoo and Butterfly House & Aquarium Merger
Dec 05, 2022 11:30 AM
Power of Public-Private Partnerships
Great Plains Zoo and Butterfly House & Aquarium Merger

Over the past year, the Butterfly House & Aquarium (BHA) and Great Plains Zoo (GPZ) explored the possibility of a formal partnership with the guiding principle of better serving our community, animals, and staff. On December 5, Don Kearney City of Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Director; Rotarian Becky Dewitz, CEO of the Great Plains Zoo; and Audrey Otto-Pepper, Chief Executive Officer of the Butterfly House & Aquarium will provide an overview on this partnership and highlight other public-private partnerships involving the City of Sioux Falls. 

The buffet lunch will be available beginning at 11:30 am. The menu will be Build your own French Dip served with Chef's choice of sides, and dessert. RSVP is not required.

The presentation, at the club’s regular weekly meeting, will be held at the Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls and will begin at noon. All Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary Club programs are open only to Rotarians and their guests. All programs are recorded and streamed live on Facebook & YouTube. Local media are invited to attend to record the session.

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