NLU Veterans Volunteer at Shedd Aquarium’s Veterans Garden

Stacey Dixon, Ed.D., NLU Veterans and Military Program coordinator, from left, Steve Curda, Ph.D.,Special Advisor to the President for Veteran and Military Education and student veteran Thomas Lopez joined in the volunteering at the Shedd veterans garden.

The Shedd Aquarium established a Veterans Garden to honor Chicago-area veterans in the fall of 2015, and veterans, Gold Star mothers and other volunteers have been working since then to cultivate it.

On Nov. 16, NLU’s Veteran Resource Center (VRC) staff, student veterans, and other volunteers joined together for a day of service to prepare the garden for its winter rest.

NLU’s veterans’ community joined with other volunteers for the fall gardening event.

The Veterans Garden is located on the Shedd’s north terrace overlooking Lake Michigan and offers a wonderful vantage point of the city skyline. NLU student veterans and staff plan to return in the spring to plant over 3,000 bulbs. All NLU community members are invited to join in for the planting.  We’ll see you in the spring!

Steve Curda,Ph.D., and Ramon Prieto, National Louis University’s director of student veteran coordination,  work on the Shedd’s fall gardening project.