Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Brochures Summer & Camp 2019 - Page 72

Wildlife Discovery Center The Wildlife Discovery Center is a living museum and biological station at historic Elawa Farm, situated alongside the Middlefork Savanna, a 670-acre wildlife habitat in Lake Forest. WE ARE... ...inspiring a new generation of guardians and defenders of our challenged and endangered ecosystems. EXHIBIT HOURS INDOORS Tu, Fr, Sa, Su 10:00 am - 4:00 pm YOU WILL BE CAPTIVATED... you experience a close-up encounter with our crocodilians and other reptiles...visit our raptors in their outdoor enclosures or in a flight session...or even watch our bobcat, Boris, as he explores his "natural" eco-habitat. Closed to the general public on major holidays and during organized tours. For updated information, call 847.810.3663 or the Info Line at 847.234.6702. SPONSOR AN ANIMAL! OUTDOORS Please consider an annual gift to help us care for our animals. For a minimum contribution of $100, your name will be added to our donor/adopter poster at the WDC. Adoption opportunities are available for contributions of $500 or more. WE’VE GOT SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: Our exhibits and programs provide an experience that will kindle a lifetime bond with nature. • • • • • • • • • • • • Indoor and outdoor exhibits and an outdoor interpretive trail Opportunities for supervised interaction with select animals Adult programs College student internships Graduate-level research opportunities Classes for preschoolers After-school programs and tours for organized groups School field trips Summer camp sessions Caretaker talks and feeding demonstrations Off-site talks and exhibits Nature-themed birthday parties Daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm ADMISSION While there is no charge for individuals or groups of eight or fewer, donations are very much appreciated. We rely on the help of our visitors and supporters to maintain the high quality care we provide for our animals. We welcome groups of more than eight but request prior arrangements be made with the curator. Please contact Rob Carmichael for scheduling and fee information at 847.810.3663. All proceeds help provide for the care and feeding of our special animals. VOLUNTEERS The WDC depends upon the generosity of volunteers and interns. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact Rob Carmichael. For more information: Rob Carmichael, Curator, 847.810.3663 54 www. LF Pa rksa n d Re c .c om