Brochure Spring 2019 - Page 67

CHILD & ADULT PROGRAMS VOLUNTEERS Share your love of nature and history with others! The Grove has volunteer opportunities for all ages and abilities. Opportunities include: • Animal care • Environmental restoration • Special events • School/group programs • We’ll work with you to find a good fit for your talents, interests and schedule. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMING, GROUP TOURS & BIRTHDAYS School programs include opportunities to live the life of a pioneer, get hands-on with plants and animals and experience our fragile ecosystem. Programs for scouts, seniors, camps and other groups include trail walks, sleepovers and nature talks. Minimum group requirements apply. Visit for a list of programs available to scouts for badge requirements. The Traveling Trunk is our education outreach which will visit your school, camp, daycare, senior center or special event for a one-hour program led by our trained staff. Turtles, toads and snakes are just some of the animals who will come for this hands-on program. Invite a snake or turtle to your child’s next birthday party when you host it at The Grove! See page 85 for party options that are truly wild! RESTORATION WORK DAYS AGES 8+ YRS. Make a difference in the environment! Work parties may be cancelled in case of inclement weather. …AT THE GROVE Sundays at 9 am March 3, April 7 and May 19 Collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflowers, grasses and trees. No advance registration necessary—just bring your work gloves if you have them and meet at the Interpretive Center. Located in The Interpretive Center 10 am-4 pm Daily A variety of books, candles, Sun Catchers, Grove T-shirts and seasonal items for children and the nature enthusiast are available for purchase. …AT FULLER AIR STATION PRAIRIE Saturdays at 9 am March 9, April 13 and May 4 Sponsored by the North Branch Restoration Project, seasonal activities include brush cutting, weed removal and seed collection. For a work day schedule, visit The Grove ▪ 63