Exhibit: The same scientific research that generates new understanding and innovation also brings unexpected and often breathtaking beauty. Come see the 12 winning images from the 2012 Scientific Images Contest. The exhibit (May-September) is open to the public throughout the summer and tours are available upon request. (Open-Exhibit or Tours for All Ages)
Where: Van Buren corridor, Harold Washington Library
Programs: Teens can meet scientists who won last year's annual contest to hear them share their research projects covering disciplines from genetics to engineering at two special open house events. (Teen Programs, Ages 14-18)
July 9, 2013, 3:30pm
July 16, 2013, 3:30pm
Where: YOUmedia space, Harold Washington Library
More info at http://youmediachicago.org/
Nature on Tap features adults-only access to the Nature Museum, including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven and our special temporary exhibits. Highlights include a trivia game testing your knowledge with nature and science themed questions. The winning trivia team will receive the coveted Golden Cockroach trophy.
Cost: Free/member, $10/non-member.
Admission includes access to all exhibits, crafty projects and participation in the trivia challenge. Cash bar available.
Learn the basics of worm composting in this hands-on class. You’ll leave with a completed starter bin and
plenty of tips on how to keep it going.
Cost: $10/member, $15/non-member. Tickets available online here.
The 24th annual homage to Evanston’s glorious gardens will take place Sunday, June 30th, 12 noon to 5 pm, and includes one public and nine private gardens, chosen for their unique design and horticultural excellence. Ranging in size from over an acre on the lake to charming postage stamp, everyone should find inspiration in abundance. As gardens are all around Evanston, transportation is required.
Featured this year:
- A vast lakeside treasure, owner designed, with multiple ponds, fountains, beach house with outdoor kitchen, antique Evanston street lights, magnificent plantings and incomparable views.
- Elegant townhouse gardens designed to flow together in a peaceful wooded setting, spotlighting rare specimen evergreens.
- Exotic plantings dotted with fun garden art.
- A perennial gem, with stained glass windows, white border, lush shade beds and an alley vegetable patch.
- Two creative and colorful small space gardens.
- A Japanese-inspired Zen garden with hand-cut stonework and lush plantings surrounding a tranquil koi pond.
- Evanston’s magnificent public rose garden, complete with a taste of rose hip tea.
- In honor of Evanston’s 150th birthday, one of Evanston’s wonderful, majestic trees that was here when it all began.
Advance purchase tickets available starting May 28 at:
- Natural Things Flowers, 2904 Central Street, 847-869-2822
- Saville Flowers, 1712 Sherman Avenue, 847-864-0632
- Bloom 3, 1503 Chicago Avenue, 847-424-0003
- Windy City Garden Center, 2000 Green Bay Rd, 847-733-1942
- MilleFiori! 1943 Central Street, 847-570-0300
- Chalet Nursery, 3132 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, 847-920-2800
- Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd, 847-448-8148
Cash and checks only at above locations.
- EEA & active KEB member prices:
- Advance purchase: $15
- Day of Walk: $20
- Non-members prices:
- Advance purchase: $20
- Day of Walk: $25
- Advance Sales Locations (shown at right)
- Online ticket sales available from this page starting May 15
- EEA & active KEB member prices:
- Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information at www.evanstonenvironment.org/Garden_Walk
Ever wonder about the ingredients in skin care products? We do! Learn about commonly used
commercial ingredients and how to create your own skincare routine using natural (and edible!)
ingredients. Attendees will make and take natural cleansing oil, body scrub, and skin clearing mask.
Program led by Nature Museum staff.
Cost: $10/member, $15/non-member.
Following Yogi's advice, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Illinois Alan Nathan will use high-speed video clips to highlight some of the interesting physics underlying the game of baseball. The talk will focus on the subtleties of the baseball-bat collision, the intricacies of the flight of a baseball, and many other things. I will investigate some very practical questions and show how a physicist goes about trying to answer these question. Some examples:
- What is the"sweet spot" of a bat?
- How does the batter's grip affect the batted ball?
- Why does aluminum outperform wood?
- What determines how far a fly ball travels?
- How much does a curve ball break?
- What's the deal with the knuckleball?
Dr. Nathan's talk should have something for everybody, whether your interest is baseball, physics, or the connection between them.
4:00pm to 4:30pm: Field Visit - dugouts and warning track
4:30pm to 6:00pm: Magellan Scout Lounge Reception
6:00pm to 7:30pm: The Physics of Baseball presentation
Seats for this program are limited.
RSVP Required - $20 for C2ST members / $25 for non-members
The Evanston Green Living Festival is an annual event presented by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the City of Evanston, with financial and in-kind support from an outstanding group of Sponsors. The festival is held at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston, and is designed to provide a venue where organizations can present green products, services and ideas to help attendees lower their carbon footprint.
The festival is held to provide a venue where businesses and non-profit organizations can present ideas, products, and services that will help festival attendees lower their personal carbon footprint. Participants will pick up new green ideas that they can take home and put into practice.
But the festival is not just a place to get exposed to new green concepts. It's lots of fun too - for both adults and kids. Attendees can take a bicycle rickshaw ride, sample some tasty food, see the coolest new hybrid and electric cars, listen to great storytellers, attend an eco musical, and pet some of the "critters" who make their home at the Eco Center.
The festival has grown every year in attendance and exhibitor participation, and the EEA expects this year's festival to be the best festival ever.
Take a moment to look at the superb photos from the 2012 festival by clicking HERE.
For more information visit www.evanstongreenfest.org