Ready to see the night sky in a whole new light? As we continue our Science in the Parks series, we are excited to journey across the cosmos with the University of Chicago’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Chicago Astronomer Crew led by Joe Guzman, and–of course–the Chicago Park District to bring astronomy to Big Marsh Park

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September 30, 2021
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV

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Battery technology is commonplace. Batteries power our cars, our cell phones, and our watches. They power the tools and devices we use in our home and in some cases, they power the home itself! As individuals, organizations, and nations attempt to build a better future, we need new batteries.  Read more…

September 18, 2021
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

West Pullman Park: 401 W 123rd St, Chicago, IL 60628

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What’s the word, bird? As we reboot our Science in the Parks series, we are excited to partner with the Chicago Audubon Society, Chicago Ornithological Society, Wild Indigo, and–of course–the Chicago Park District to bring birding to West Pullman Park! Whether you’re a first-time birder looking to get outside, or a seasoned veteran of the birding circuit, this program should be a blast! Our partners are providing expert guides to take you through West Pullman Park’s impressive natural oak savanna, helping teach you about animals you may find in your own backyard. Read more…

August 19, 2021
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV

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C2ST and Argonne National Laboratory are excited to continue our 75th anniversary partnership celebration by taking a close look at how Argonne made its name–the production of clean nuclear energy. The lab has grown extensively since its founding, tackling an array of societal challenges in science, energy, the environment, and national security, but nuclear research was there at the start and is still an important part of Argonne’s portfolio today. Read more…

August 11, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV

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*This program can be attended without background on Part I.  The area is so large, we need two sessions to share all its beauty.

What is Midewin (pronounced mi-DAY-win) National Tallgrass Prairie? Learn about the history and geography of this very special place less than an hour from the city.  Join C2ST and longtime Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie volunteers Greg DuBois, Ron Kapala, and Christina L. Sammet, Ph.D., as well as Visitor Information Assistant Laura Lewis as they take us on a virtual journey to explore restored wetlands, prairies, and observe wildlife. While learning why conservation is so important, visit some of the best examples of restored prairie. Register now for Prairie 101 to join the conversation on how Midewin will change and what change means for wildlife and recreation in this two-part summer evening series. 

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August 6, 2021
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Zoom

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Join C2ST and Dr. Steven Kessel for our monthly Science and Sandwiches Program! On the first Friday of every month, we will be sitting down with an expert during the lunch hour to chat about life, about science, careers, a day on the job, and whatever else you’re interested in learning about them–within reason, anyways. Read more…