Spring Spree Nature’s Play Fundraiser Dinner

Springbrook’s Spree has been our big annual fundraising event.
Spree tickets are now on sale!

The price for individual tickets is $65. Table sponsorship is sold out.

Social hour starts at 5 p.m. and Dinner at 6 p.m.

Tickets are also available from members of the Springbrook Foundation Board and members of the Springbrook Spree board.

We will live and silent auctions.  The live auction, including the popular Restaurant Run, is boisterous and fun, and includes higher-value items. The larger silent auction is where people can browse the auction items and enter their bids on a sheet near the item.

Apart from enjoying the Nature Center exhibits, bring a friend and enjoy the evening together.  You will have an opportunity to chat with VIPs as well as local politicians.

Springbrook Spree is the Springbrook Nature Center Foundation’s annual fundraiser.  Money raised at each Spree directly benefits the Springbrook Nature Center programs and facilities.

Plan to attend!  The Springbrook Spree begins at 5 p.m. at the Interpretive Center.  There will be good food, conversation and fun.  Tickets can be purchased at the Nature Center, from any Board Member, or on this web page.

Keynote Speaker: Environmental Educator “Heidi Ferris”

Ms. Ferris has worked with teachers and students from preschool to higher ed from Minnesota to Hawaii. Prior to Growing Green Hearts, Heidi gained over a decade of firsthand experience through teaching middle and high school level science courses in chemistry, physics, earth science, and outdoor adventures.

Nature questions from kids still keep her exercising her Master of Arts in Natural Science and Education from Hamline University. With vast experiences in ecological and social systems, Heidi has found that connecting people to place is key. Ms. Ferris is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership with the University of St. Thomas and her 2023 dissertation research will explore meanings people make from native prairie planting projects that go beyond water quality.
Heidi can be found on Minnesota lakes, rivers and trails with husband, daughters, and friends in a kayak, sailboat or Nordic skiing.