• Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest offers Spring Indiana Master Naturalist program

    March 07, 2019
    VALPARAISO, Ind. — Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest hosts a Spring Indiana Master Naturalist program April 6 through June 15. The 10-session course will be held from 8-11 a.m. every Saturday, with the exception of April 13.
     
    This hands-on learning experience and volunteer service opportunity teaches students about the native landscape and local wildlife of northwest Indiana. Sessions on botany, wild flowers, geology, water ecology and wildlife conservation will be taught by area experts.
     
    Open to adults age 18 and over, the course fees are $75 for arboretum members and $100 for non-members. Participants should dress for the outdoors, whether rain or shine. Registration is required at www.pnw.edu/gabis-arboretum by Friday, March 29.
     
    The Indiana Master Naturalist program is sponsored by the Resource Conservation & Development Councils, Indiana Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service and Indiana Department of Natural Resources. For more information, visit www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/6321.htm
     

    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest is a 300-acre, oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands, prairies and hiking trails located near Valparaiso, Indiana. Open year round, the Arboretum offers a wide variety of events and classes for all ages. Officially becoming part of Purdue University Northwest in 2018, Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest provides an enriching, natural habitat for public, educational, conservation and recreational use.
     

    Purdue University Northwest

    Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a student-centered university that values academic excellence, supports growth and celebrates diversity. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. For more information about PNW, visit www.pnw.edu.
     
    Contact:
    Stephanie Blackstone
    219-989-8490
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