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/
Make your own natural (and effective!) green cleaning kit in this hands-on workshop. Test simple recipes against commercial products and learn why green cleaning is better for your health, the environment and your wallet!
Cost: $10/member, $15/non-member. Buy tickets here.
Presented by James Druckman,
Payson S. Wild Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Part of developing a U.S. energy policy, whether public or private, lies in understanding public opinion about existing energy sources, support for various energy strategies, and what we might be willing to accept in order to conserve energy and develop and adopt new technologies, whether in energy production or distribution.
More information about Science Cafes can be found at sciencecafe.northwestern.edu.
Laplace speculated about objects so massive that even light could not escape their gravity. About 100 years later, Einstein's General Theory of Relativity in 1916 provided a theory of Space, Time and Gravity, in which Space is no longer a concept, but a thing with measurable and changeable physical properties, like a shape that can be warped. By 1920, the space warp created by the Sun was measured and the Schwarzschild Black-Hole solution of General Relativity described in detail the objects that Laplace had imagined. Another firm prediction of the 1916 theory was that waves of gravity, space warps that can travel across the universe at the speed of light existed, but Einstein died believing these waves would never be observed. Approximately 100 years after General Relativity, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is part of an evolving worldwide network of the largest and most sensitive surveying instruments on Earth that should be “hearing” the space warps from black hole births by the end of this decade.
Dr. Fred Raab grew up in a New York City and earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 1980 at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He worked as a Research Scientist at the University of Washington and later as Assistant Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, where he co-authored the LIGO construction proposal in 1989. He was appointed Head of LIGO Hanford Observatory in 1995. Dr. Raab also holds appointments as a Member of the Professional Staff at the California Institute of Technology and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Washington State University. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and regularly serves as an expert panelist reviewing large national programs in the physical and environmental sciences, engineering and science education. Throughout his scientific career, he has worked to improve educational opportunities for learners of all ages.
Tickets are $10 ($5 for members and students) and can be bought here.
Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a scientist? Challenge your curiosity, experience fun activities and interact with real scientists during these Jr. Science Cafés!
Ages 10 and up, parents and chaperones welcome. Sessions last about 30 minutes. These events are included in Museum Entry.
11 a.m.: Fish for Science!
Observe live zebra fish embryos and discover why this species is used for scientific research.
• Crystal Love, Graduate Student of Developmental Biology, University of Chicago
Noon: Helping Paws!
Find out how service dogs change lives.
• Amy Pawlik, Head Trainer, MidAmerica Service Dogs’ Foundation
1 p.m.: De-extinction!
Can we bring extinct species back to life?
• Darcy Ross, Graduate Student of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
2 p.m.: Future Vet!
Learn the basics of veterinarian medicine from a pro and her canine colleague.
• Dr. Alexis Newman, Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine, BluePearl Veterinary Partners
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. Buy tickets here.
Join us as Illinois Science Council presents The Chemistry of Chocolate. Whether you’re a connoisseur or M&Ms junkie, you can increase your appreciation by learning about chocolate’s amazing chemical properties. This hands-on program is led by Dr. Shelby Hatch, chemistry faculty at Northwestern University, and Melissa Tisoncik, R&S Specialist with Blommer Chocolate Company. Learn how chocolate is made, the real distinction between dark and milk chocolate, the role of emulsifiers and incompatible fats, and what’s behind health studies done on chocolate. There may be tastings involved, but you will definitely be doing actual chemistry experiments with chocolate. Not to be missed!
Cost: $25/member, $35/non-member. Includes admission to the evening’s Nature on Tap program. Space is limited. Advance registration is required at ChemistryofChocolate.eventbrite.com.
Come enjoy the Garden’s first tasting event of the year!
Have a crush on wine? Make an evening of it at the Garden's first tasting event! In the idyllic backdrop of the McGinley Pavilion, sample wines from around the world. Indulge your senses with the range of bouquets. Light fare will be available for purchase as well as wine by the glass.
Parking is per car; free for Garden members.
*Must be 21 or older to attend event; valid ID card must be shown.
THE SECOND ANNUAL EVANSTON GREEN BALL will be presented on Friday, May 31, 2013 by the Evanston Environmental Association and the City of Evanston.
This unique event offers a festive evening of fabulous food, drinks and live music designed to keep the ball rolling at the Evanston Ecology Center - one of the City of Evanston's most highly regarded institutions.
- "Taste of Evanston" - sampling of food from local restaurants, artisan food providers and caterers
- "Americana" music by Jonas Friddle and the Majority
- Raffle, Wine Pull, "Critter" photos, and more...
- Beverages provide by Goose Island and WineStyles
Food and drinks for the event were donated by Evanston's best restaurants and food providers:
- Brett Anthony Foods
- Celtic Knot Public House
- Creperie Saint Germain
- Green River Soda
- Hecky's Barbecue
- JT's Bar and Grill
- Lulu's Dim Sum
- Prairie Moon
- Terra Bistro
- Whole Foods Market
See you on May 31st!
For tickets visit http://evanstongreenball.eventbrite.com/
For more information visit http://www.evanstonenvironment.org/greenball.html
Cancer survivors, their families and friends, and the Northwestern community that supports them will come together on National Cancer Survivors Day to walk and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Lurie Cancer Center's signature event. Join us for this memorable event honoring cancer survivors with a picnic, kids' corner, t-shirts, music, entertainment, the Dedication Wall, and more.
For those who want to get a "running start" on the festivities, an optional timed 5K Run along the lake has been added to mark the occasion. The 5K Run is limited to 500 participants.
Registration is $15 per person in advance and $25 on the day of the Walk, beginning at 7 a.m. There is no charge for children under 2 years old. Registration for the 5K Run is $50 per person which includes the Walk Fee (see 5K Run page for details.)
More information at http://www.cancer.northwestern.edu/walk/
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
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