Volunteers Needed for Lincoln Park Docent Program- Deadline March 31

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Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
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Deadline to train to become a docent is March 31, 2017
 
The Lincoln Park Conservancy is seeking volunteers to become docents at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool or Lincoln Park Conservatory and Gardens in Lincoln Park.
 
Docents, volunteers trained to educate the public, foster a greater appreciation and understanding of these two beautiful and historic park treasures. Training begins on Saturday, April 8, 2017 and continues for six Saturday mornings where trainees will learn from area experts about the art of interpretation, the history of Lincoln Park, wildlife, plant life and landscape architecture.  Deadline to register is Friday, March 31, 2017.
 
One of the few landscapes in the Midwest with National Historic Landmark status, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool is a Prairie-Style masterpiece with native trees, shrubs and wildflowers, a wooden pavilion, stone paths, a tranquil pond and waterfall.  The Lily Pool was restored to its award-winning 1936 design by the Lincoln Park Conservancy and Chicago Park District at a cost of $2.4 million in 2002.
 
The Lincoln Park Conservatory and Gardens is a late-1800s Victorian glass house containing soaring tropical palms, ancient ferns and a vast orchid collection that delights visitors year round.
 
After completing the training, docents will give free tours to the public and private groups. Volunteer docents are asked to commit to two shifts (six hours total) per month.  Be an ambassador for nature and meet visitors from around the world!
 
For more information, please contact Rebecca Conant, Lincoln Park Conservancy Programs Manager at (773)883-7275, rconant@lincolnparkconservancy.org
 
 

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