Winter Travel Series: Volun-touring

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Sunday January 5

2:00 PM  –  3:30 PM

Preregistration is encouraged so we can notify you of any weather concerns.     

Registered program participants should meet at Krippendorf Lodge at our Rowe Woods location.                                        
Escape the winter doldrums and kick start your travel planning with ideas, inspiration and practical tips for exploring the natural world. This year, consider how the Midwest is best! Hear from guest speakers and experts from the field, and find out ways to experience our state and the region in new and different ways.


Did you know that service travel doesn’t necessitate going abroad? There are many opportunities for “volun-touring” right here in the Midwest. Learn how you can see new places, enjoy nature and contribute to conservation efforts. Guest speaker is Vernon Cook, Volunteer Leader for the National Outings Program with the Sierra Club.

About the Speaker:

Vernon Cook has led and worked countless service trips as a volunteer for the Sierra Club. His first experience as a service outings leader was on a trail-maintenance trip along the Snake River in Hells Canyon, Idaho, where he has since returned many times. He has also led service trips to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.  Why does he lead service trips? “Because I like it. Because the work really needs to be done and won’t otherwise get accomplished.” Vernon believes it is a privilege and a pleasure to help care for our public lands.

"Service is the rent we pay for having room on the Earth". –Unknown

Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.  Online tickets purchased for nonmembers include admission.


*Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine.  

Important Information For All Program Registrants: Please retain your order number, retain an electronic copy of your order, or print off a copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt.  You may be asked for your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program.