The Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity, ROPARD, is hosting a free event for the entire family that will bring nature and its inhabitants right to your fingertips. it’s called the “Sensory Safari,” and it is guaranteed to bring out the animal in you. Or, at least, TO you.
Sensory Safari is a rewarding and moving exhibit that provides individuals with visual
impairments a unique opportunity to see wildlife through the sense of touch. By utilizing
donated and borrowed animal mounts, skins, skulls, and horns, individuals who are blind or
visually impaired have been able to gain a visual perspective of what nature and animals are
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Time: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
34911 Van Dyke Avenue
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Southwest corner of Van Dyke
Avenue and 15 Mile Road.
This event will be open, free of charge, to any child who is visually impaired and their
Elegant Insights Braille Creations has been invited to participate by providing merchandise for purchase at the event. A portion of all proceeds will directly benefit ROPARD, so please come to the event, see the beautiful Braille-embossed jewelry and accessories, and be generous!
In addition to the Saturday event, there is a fundraiser on Friday. For more information see
www.ropard.org or call 800-788-2020.