Hank Gianvecchio Natural Habitat Area
P. O. Box 724
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Name and Position of Contact Person:
Marcia Tornatore, Ph.D.
Time commitment and schedule are flexible for students who are balancing multiple commitments
Description of Organization:
We are a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization whose funds are used solely for the purposes of educating our young people as well as the general public about the history and benefits of Tall Grass Prairies. The concept of the habitat was to restore the area to what it looked like when settlers first came to what is now Bloomingdale Township. The 3.5 acre habitat is now home to savannah, mesic prairie and wet prairie. Five series of trees, 5 species of shrubs, 25 species of flowering forbes and 14 types of grasses have been added. The result brings you back to the wild, rustic, natural beauty of Illinois in the 1700s.
Description of Service Learner Role:
- Video Production
- Development of educational units of instruction associated with aspects of habitats based on an outline provided by the foundation.
- Selective plan management and propagation. Based on the direction of the foundation, volunteers would harvest selective native seeds, propagate them and then plant the seedlings.
Complete Volunteer Application
Number of Placements Available:
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
Fax: (630) 942-4596
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137
(630) 942-2800 (Main)
(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)
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