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. 

 

PUBLIC TOURS (not including those for private groups)

 

22 July  2018 (Sunday): 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). For more information or to enroll, visit the GSC website listing for this event. Please also note the associated GSC public lecture on 17 July, cited in the LECTURES section directly below.

 

PUBLIC LECTURES (not including those for private groups)

 

6 June 2018 (Wednesday): Illinois 2218: A Future Natural History. 7:00 p.m. at the Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL. For more information or to sign up, visit the library website and go to its calendar of events, or call the library at (847) 438-3433.

27 June 2018 (Wednesday): Glaciers to Wildflowers: How Illinois’ Living Landscapes Came to Be. 7:00 p.m. at the Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein, IL. For more information or to sign up, visit the library’s events calendar, or call the library at (847) 566-8702.

12 July 2018 (Thursday):  Coal Swamps, Coral Reefs, and Continental Glaciers: A Look at Prairie-State Geology. 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Villa District Library, 1001 E. Grand Avenue, Lake Villa, IL. For more information or to sign up, visit the library’s events webpage, or call the library at (847) 356-7711.

17 July 2018 (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. Please also note the associated walking tour on 22 July, cited in the TOURS section above.

25 July 2018 (Wednesday): Amazing Change in a Living Landscape: The 200-Year Transformation of Illinois. 6:30 p.m. at the North Riverside Public Library, 2400 S. Des Plaines Avenue, North Riverside, IL. For more information or to sign up, visit the library’s website call the library at (708) 447-0869.

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.  

17 September 2018 (Monday): Architectural Geology of the Chicago Region. 7:00 p.m. at the McHenry Public Library, 809 N. Front Street, McHenry, IL. For more information or to sign up, visit the library’s website (click on the link for the program in the events calendar), or call the library at (815) 385-0036.

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.

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