Brochure Winter 2019 - Page 65

Returning this winter, artist Dennis Downes exhibits his Native American influenced impressionistic work, landscape pieces, and Trail Marker Tree Exhibit. No admission fee. Thursday, March 28 • 5–10 pm Friday, March 29 • 1-10 pm Saturday, March 30 • 1-10 pm Sunday, March 31 • Noon-5 pm Call 847-299-6096 for more information NEW AND FREE! IN A MUSEUM MINUTE Starting November 30, join one of our museum profes- sionals every Friday at 11 am for a 15-minute talk on a topic from one of our areas of interest. Meet at the Interpretive Center. Walking and/or climbing stairs may be part of the talk depending on subject and area of discussion. Want to know the topics in advance? Follow us on The Grove’s Facebook page. VOLUNTEER & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES BE A BUDDY 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 November 18, December 2, January 13 and February 10 DENNIS DOWNES ART EXHIBIT 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. …AT FULLER AIR STATION PRAIRIE Saturdays at 9 am December 8, January 5 and February 16 Sponsored by the North Branch Restoration Project, seasonal activities include brush cutting, weed removal and seed collection. For a work day schedule, visit Call The Grove at 847-299-6096 or visit for information about these opportunities. Sponsor the care and feeding of resident animals (your choice) at The Grove. Your sponsorship includes: • An official Certificate of Sponsorship suitable for framing • Color print of your animal • Fact sheet about your animal • Your name on the “Animal Sponsorship” list displayed at the Interpretive Center 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 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. 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 77 for party options that are truly wild! The Grove ▪ 61