Go Eco! The best way to get “just the facts, naturally” is to experience it for yourself. Following is a list of ways you can Go Eco! in and near the Chicago area, and discover fascinating eco-facts firsthand.
You can also check out our Partners page, with links to even more great events.
Garden Photo Walk
January 4, 2014
Whether you’re an amateur shutterbug or a sharp shooter, prepare to unleash your inner Ansel Adams at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Photo Walk. There you’ll get expert tips on natural photography, then walk the garden and let your creativity blossom. Who knows—you might be inspired to submit an entry to the ongoing digital photography contest. Your muse awaits!
Investigating Fracking at the Field
Through January 2014
Pop quiz: What does fracking mean for the regions currently experiencing an oil boom? Explore the answers from nationally acclaimed photographer Terry Evans and award-winning filmmaker Elizabeth Farnsworth, whose new exhibit at the Field shows how fracking—aka injecting fluids into the ground to fracture oil shale—brings prosperity as well as tragedy to North Dakota. Vivid photography and personal testimony make this tough subject thought-provoking and accessible for all ages. Visit the Field website for more details.
Volunteer at Your Fave Lake County Forest Preserve
Dates vary by site
Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County’s natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves, and make a meaningful contribution. Visit the LCFPD website for a full workday schedule, site steward contact information, meeting places, descriptions of workday activities, and more.