I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~ John Muir, 1913
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Special arrangements have been made with the creatures of Funks Grove to deliver wishlists to Santa!

Visit the mailbox on Imagination Grove Trail from now until
Christmas Eve

Maple Sirup Programs, 2018 Announced!

Click HERE for more information and to register today!

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Making a Difference

Volunteers are integral to our education programs, special events, development activities, grounds management projects, and restoration efforts.  Sugar Grove Nature Center volunteers include adults, families, youths, scouts, students, church groups, and others.  If you are dependable and eager to help, we would love to have you as part of our volunteer team! 

Volunteer to assist in any of the listed areas.  Training and support is provided for all volunteer positions.  Volunteer appreciation and recognition events are held throughout the year! 

Do you have a special skill or talent that you are willing to share with the nature center?  Some special skills we are looking for include: Sewing, Photography, Electrical, Musical, Computers, Bee-keeping, Painting. 

Our staff would be happy to sit down with you and discuss some of the listed volunteer opportunities or your special skill in further detail. 

Areas of Special Need:

Does your employer offer an Employee Match Program?  Make your efforts work twice as hard and contribute through your company volunteer or matching donation program.

Sign Up Today!
If you are interested in becoming a part of our volunteer family, please download the volunteer application form and return it today!  Thank you for your interest in Sugar Grove Nature Center!

Download a Sugar Grove Nature Center Volunteer Application (PDF)


For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Angela Funk, Director, at
309.874.2174 or angela@sugargrovenaturecenter.org. Thank you for your interest!