Miller Park Zoo Grows Conservation Efforts With Endangered Plant Garden

Reposted from The Pantagraph By Sierra Henry; Photo Courtesy Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts BLOOMINGTON — Miller Park Zoo is not only protecting endangered animals, but through a special grant, it will also help conserve native plant species. The zoo received a $1,000 grant through the nonprofit Illinois Prairie Community Foundation to plant several…

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Experts Say Improving Diversity, Equity And Inclusion At Work Avoids Wasted Human Potential

Reposted from WGLT By Colleen Reynolds A panel of three women who have successfully worked to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplaces say efforts must be intentional and strategies need to address both individual and structural changes that can be sustained. The comments came during a panel discussion, “A Local Look at Diversity,…

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Planting Seeds of Civic Engagement: Horticulture Students Gain Valuable Skills Through Service Learning

Reposted from Illinois State University News By Emily Nafziger Dr. David Kopsell knows his students learn best when they engage with the class content and get their hands dirty. Literally. That’s one reason he constantly looks for ways to provide real-world learning experiences to his horticulture students—experiences that also contribute to the Bloomington-Normal community. As…

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Miller Park Zoo Breaks Ground for New Educational Theater

Reposted from The Pantagraph and WGLT By Timothy Eggert and Sarah Nardi; Photos by Jim Finch BLOOMINGTON — Accommodating three different animals from South America at a 130-year-old wildlife park calls for some rearranging. At Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, that’s especially true, as officials Wednesday morning broke ground for a new multipurpose education center.…

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Campers Leave Their Comfort Zone to Sail Through Timber Pointe Outdoor Center’s Challenge Course

By Michele Evans, Grants & Communications Director Recently a group of teens attending a weeklong Respite Camp went outside their comfort zones and conquered many challenges at Easterseals’ Timber Pointe Outdoor Center on Lake Bloomington, near Hudson. The entire camp stay challenges campers to participate fully in many new experiences. Key among the new experiences…

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