Upcoming Events

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Special Note: If you’re planning to attend any of the following events,  please register as soon as you can with the hosting organization using the contact information provided below — even if you’re not absolutely sure you can make it. While walk-in attendees are usually permitted, hosts really need attendance numbers in advance to plan properly. 

 

TOURS

Spring 2019: Architectural Geology of Downtown Chicago. A walking tour meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL. Sponsored by the Geographic Society of Chicago (GSC) and the Illinois Geographical Society (IGS). The exact date for this tour will be selected by the GSC soon. Also see the lecture listing for 16 April 2019, below.

 

PUBLIC LECTURES (not including those for private groups)

 

1 August 2018 (Wednesday): Amazing Change in a Living Landscape: The 200-Year Transformation of Illinois. 7:00 p.m. at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Street, Des Plaines, IL. For more information or to sign up, visit the library’s website or call the library at (847) 827-5551.

5 September 2018 (Wednesday): Special Oceanography Class Unit 1. 9:30 a.m. for the students of Trinity Homeschool, North Riverside, IL.  

11 September 2018 (Tuesday): Illinois 2218: A Future Natural History. 7:00 p.m. at Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road, Rockford, IL. For more information or to sign up, visit the nature center’s online events calendar or call the nature center at (815) 335-2915.  

23 September 2018 (Sunday): Illinois 2218: A Future Natural History. 1:00 p.m. at the Reddick Public Library, 1010 Canal Street, Ottawa, IL. For more information or to sign up, visit the library’s online events calendar, or call the library at (815) 434-0509.

16 October 2018 (Tuesday): Illinois 2218: A Future Natural History. 7:00 p.m. at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL. For more information or to sign up, visit the library’s events webpage, or call the library at  (847) 742-2411.

17 November 2018 (Saturday): Geology at the Local Level. 10:00 a.m. at a meeting of the Kettle Moraine Chapter of the Wild Ones, held at the Mukwonago Community Library, 511 Division Street, Mukwonago, WI.  For more information or to sign up, contact chapter president Mariette Nowak at mmnowak@wi.rr.com.

2 December 2018 (Sunday): Amazing Change in a Living Landscape: The 200-Year Transformation of Illinois. 2:00 p.m. at the Frankfort Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort, IL . For more information or to sign up, visit the library’s website, or call the library at (815) 469-2423.

3 December 2018 (Monday): Illinois 2218: A Future Natural History. 7:00 p.m. at the La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Avenue, La Grange, IL. For more information or to sign up, visit the library’s events webpage, or call the library at (708) 215-3200.

10 January 2019 (Thursday): Geology at the Local Level. 1:00 p.m. at a meeting of the Des Plaines Garden Club, held at in the Frisbie Center, 52 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines, IL. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, wisit the club’s website.

28 February 2019 (Thursday): Discovering Cultivated Orchids. 2:00 p.m. for the residents and staff of GreenFields Geneva retirement community, Geneva, IL. 

20 March 2019 (Wednesday): Special Oceanography Class Unit 2. 9:30 a.m. for the students of Trinity Homeschool, North Riverside, IL.  

10 April 2019 (Wednesday) Illinois 2218: A Future Natural History. 9:30 a.m. for members of the Kenilworth Garden Club, Kenilworth, IL. 

16 April 2019 (Tuesday): Architectural Geology of the Chicago Region. 1:00 p.m. at a meeting of the Geographic Society of Chicago (GSC), in the Renaissance Court of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit the GSC website.  Also see the TOURS listing, above.