Help Open The World Of Trees To The Next Generation
Volunteers Wanted for Arboretum Children’s Garden
LISLE, IL (August 31, 2007) – The Morton Arboretum’s four-acre Children’s Garden has proved to be one of the most popular family attractions in the Chicago area. The wonderful corps of volunteers who help children discover the joys of trees and nature play are critical to the garden’s success.
The Arboretum is seeking additional volunteers for the Children’s Garden. Those who want to share their passion for trees and the environment with young people, enjoy the outdoors, and delight in the beauty of nature, can become Children’s Garden volunteers. Volunteers serve as greeters, answer questions, direct special drop-in activities, and open up the world of trees and nature for kids and families.
Those who volunteer more than 30 hours in a calendar year qualify for special benefits including Arboretum store discounts, tuition-free Arboretum education classes, and borrowing privileges in the Sterling Morton Library.
Volunteers are needed weekdays and weekends to help visitors. Anyone aged 21 or older may apply. All volunteers must pass a criminal history background check and their names must not appear on the sex offender registry.
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized 1,700-acre outdoor museum with collections of 4,057 kinds of trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world. The Arboretum's beautiful natural landscapes, gardens, research and education programs, and year-round family activities support its mission - the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. Conveniently located at I-88 and Rte. 53 in Lisle, Illinois, the Arboretum is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or sunset, whichever is earlier, Central Time. The Children's Garden is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT) and 9:30 to 4 p.m. (CST). Visit www.mortonarb.org or call 630/968-0074 to learn more.
Media Contacts: Gina Tedesco, 630-725-2103