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Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! February: Habitat – Mediterranean Biome Docents help children and others learn through interactive displays.  We have five regions of Mediterranean forest, woodlands and scrubs in the world.  While these climate regions are small they contained 10% of all plant life on the planet.  We’ll see how climate play such an important role......
Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! on Saturdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pmon Sundays, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pmon Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Day, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Docents help children and others learn through interactive displays. January: Plant Band Ring in the New Year by making lots of noises while playing......
Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! on Saturdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on each Sundays, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Docents help children and others learn through interactive displays. December: Botanical Oils Oil extracts made from various plant parts have been used as food, in medicine.  From cosmetic to industrial, plant  extracts have made enormous contribution......
Topic: Insect Study — Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! on Saturdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on each Sundays, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Docents help children and others learn through interactive displays. November: Insect Study Insects make up the largest class of animals on the planets out numbering all others.  They are found in all regions......
Topic: Leaf Study — Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! on Saturdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on each Sundays, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Columbus Day!  Exploration Station is open on Monday, October 8!  School is out – Visit Us! The Friends’ docents help children and others learn through interactive displays and games in the showrooms. October:......
Topic: Hide and Seek This free  program runs September through May •  Saturdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm •  Sundays 1:30 – 3:30 pm The Friends docents help children and others learn through interactive displays and games in the showrooms. We have a new Topic each month. Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! September: Hide and Seek Some animals are so good......
Saturday, September 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Join other gardeners and share your favorite perennials, houseplants and extra garden tools at the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory sponsored annual Fall Exchange. Drop off materials from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at the Conservatory. Come back to pick up items from noon – 12:30 p.m....
The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory is seeking a resourceful individual interested in joining our dynamic organization as a part-time Volunteer and Program Coordinator.  Responsibilities include recruitment, orientation, and placement of all volunteers at the Oak Park Conservatory; including, but not limited to, those interested in horticultural projects, education programs, and special events. He/she......
Max Frueh began volunteering with the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory in September 2012.  For the past six years, Max has dedicated his time to our pot washing station where he ensures that all of our newly potted plants have a clean environment in which to grow. Washing pots, which is a lot like......
Through August, Sugar Beet Food Co-Op donates 5¢ cents per transaction to a BEET BUCKS Program Partner when you use a reusable bag, coffee mug or bulk container.  FOPCON is a Program Partner!  Support our partner and support FOPCON. Want to learn more?   Find details on the website and click here....
This FREE program runs Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the outdoor Discovery Garden, weather permitting.  The theme for July is Water Play.  Enjoy the Elsie Jacobsen Discovery Garden with our Garden docents who are trained volunteers of the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON). Garden docents are there to help......
Our kits were in the news!  Click on the link for the Oak Leaves article http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-park-conservatory-school-tl-0510-story.html  and read about how great the new FOPCON Exploration Kit is.   A BIG thank you to Linda Smith, Kim Wilson and Heather Guido for the stellar work....