January 18, 2024
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV

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Hormones help regulate various body processes such as growth, metabolism, mood, and reproduction. We can think of our body’s endocrine system as one that acts like a communication hub where hormones are used as messengers! Certain chemicals, which can be natural or human-made, can play tricks by either mimicking hormones, blocking them, or interfering with their production or breakdown; We call these sneaky trickster chemicals endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). EDCs can be found in things we use every day like certain plastics, pesticides, and some products like cosmetics or cleaning agents. In short, we are exposed to EDCs through the air, water, or food we consume. What are the potential effects of subjection to these disruptors, even in small amounts? What health concerns should we be looking out for as a result of exposure? Join C2ST and Dr. Jodi Flaws to learn more about the impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals on reproductive health and more!


December 5, 2023
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Instituto Cervantes
Instituto Cervantes, West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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C2ST is partnering with Instituto Cervantes for a conversation between María Blasco, Scientific Director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) and Head of the Telomeres and Telomerase Group (CNIO); Human Cell Atlas leader Sarah Teichmann, and artist Daniel Canogar, renowned for his algorithm-based installations, as they discuss their collaboration at the intersection of art, science, and technology.

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How will AI shape our world and what must be done to regulate its use? We’ve invited experts to share their thoughts with you. Read more…

October 14, 2023
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, South DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, USA

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Learn about cool jobs and hot careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) straight from the professionals at our Museum-wide career celebration.

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July 21, 2023
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

University of Illinois at Chicago - Student Center East Room 605
750 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

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Are you experiencing information overload? Increase awareness and confidence in knowing types of communication and becoming allies in propagating ACCURATE information.

Empower yourself, bring friends and neighbors, and register NOW to attend this FREE workshop appropriate for ages 12+. *Please bring a SMART device

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Kickoff summer at the FREE inaugural Big Marsh Arts Festival, a family-focused event to celebrate local art and artists and recognize several recent art installations at Big Marsh Park. Guests are invited to participate in workshops and activities (pre-registration may be required), explore the park, bike, hike, and picnic and bring a bike or rent one here. The newly opened Nature Trail Café will feature summer sandwiches, wraps, and drinks.

*Weather permitting, most of the festival will take place outside, with the potential to hold a class or demonstration inside the Ford Calumet Environmental Center.