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Gabis Gives Back

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 21, 2021

Join us for a weekend of giving at Gabis Arboretum! We are partnering with the Salvation Army and the Portage Food Pantry for a clothing and food drive. The weekend will also include book readings, crafts, guided hikes and golf cart tours.

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Saturday, November 20

10 a.m.: The Importance of Wetlands Walk

Attend an educational walk with Master Naturalist, Oakley Molinaro, and learn about the importance of wetlands ecosystems in Northwest Indiana. Participation is free and registration is encouraged.

Noon to 3 p.m.: Golf Cart Tours

Dress for the weather and meet in the Railway Depot to sign up for a guided golf cart tour. We can accommodate groups of up to five people per tour. First come, first served.

1 p.m.: Children’s Book reading with foraging and owl craft

Come listen to children’s book author, Carrie Steinweg, read “Into the Night”, her book about nocturnal animals. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase (cash only). After the reading, we will head outside together to gather sticks, leaves and rocks. We will use the foraged materials to create our own owls! Participation is free and registration is encouraged.

Sunday, November 21

10 a.m.: Bird Walk

Join Jo Brugos, member of the Arboretums Bluebird Group, for a bird walk around the arboretum. Bring your own binoculars and learn to identify bird species of Northwest Indiana. Participation is free and registration is encouraged.

Noon to 3 p.m.: Golf Cart Tours

Dress for the weather and meet in the Railway Depot to sign up for a guided golf cart tour. We can accommodate groups of up to five people per tour. First come, first served.

1 p.m.: Children’s Book Reading and Recycled Bird Feeder Craft

Reduce, reuse, recycle! Join us for a reading of “What a Waste”: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet by Jess French. After the reading, we will make recycled milk jug/soda bottle bird feeders. Participants are encouraged to bring their own empty milk cartons, milk jugs or two-liter bottles. Bird seed and other materials will be provided by the arboretum. Participation is free and registration is encouraged.

To request a disability-related accommodation for this event, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at edi@pnw.edu or (219) 785-5545 five days prior to the event.

Details

Date:
November 20
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Organizer

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
Phone:
219-462-0025
Email:
gabisarboretum@pnw.edu
Website:
www.pnw.edu/gabis-arboretum

Venue

Gabis Arboretum
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Phone:
(219) 462-0025