Thank you!

We are exceptionally fortunate that developer Peter Fox has taken an interest in this project and has made an extraordinary effort to bring it to fruition. He arranged for an architect to draw up plans for the renovation, for local businesses to donate HVAC, plumbing, and electric work, and for a Boy Scout Troop to take on site cleanup and prairie restoration as a service project. Mr. Fox has devoted hours to helping us plan this project, with his personal goal of having it as a community resource available for every elementary school in the area for class visits. Our department and our colleagues at the Illinois Natural History Survey are providing expertise and materials for exhibit construction, and we hope to partner with campus outreach organizations, including 4H, Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in maintaining the site. We are also very fortunate to have Glen Davies paint the vibrant murals on the outside of the building. Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this science center devoted to pollinators and pollination a huge success!

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