May

Wednesday, May 5

Climate Change Lecture & Discussion Series: A Tale of Three Planets, Global Recycling

7 – 8:30 PM; Free!

Join us as we continue to investigate climate change. Running every other week, The Elgin Public Museum will partner with the Elgin Climate Change Organization (ECCO) for a lecture and discussion series at the Museum. The programs will be based on the lectures from the Great Learning Series, with ECCO moderating a coffee and discussion time. Feel free to come to one discussion or join us for them all. Registration is not required, but if you call the Museum at 847-741-6655 or email epm@cityofelgin.org, we can be sure to have enough chairs. Donations always welcome!

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Friday, May 7

Wacky Weather Family Science Night
6 – 8 PM; Fee: $2 per person

Bring your family to Elgin Public Museum’s Science Night! Different stations will be set up around the Museum for kids and adults to conduct experiments, experience demonstrations and partake in discussions about this month’s topic: Wacky Weather! Learn about tornadoes, lightning, rainbows and more. As this is a drop-in program no registration is required.

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Saturday, May 8

Bison Feeding
7 – 8:30 AM; Fee: $2/Adult, $1/Child, $5/Family, Members Free

Join us for an up close and personal look at the bison, deer and elk at the Lords Park Zoo. Meet at the Museum for a short introdction after which we head for the zoo to assist in feeding these magnificet creatures. Enrollment is limited to 12 people, so register early.

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Wednesday, May 19

Climate Change Lecture & Discussion Series: The Human Factor, Computing the Future
7 – 8:30 PM; Free!

Join us as we continue to investigate climate change. Running every other week, The Elgin Public Museum will partner with the Elgin Climate Change Organization (ECCO) for a lecture and discussion series at the Museum. The programs will be based on the lectures from the Great Learning Series, with ECCO moderating a coffee and discussion time. Feel free to come to one discussion or join us for them all. Registration is not required, but if you call the Museum at 847-741-6655 or email epm@cityofelgin.org, we can be sure to have enough chairs. Donations always welcome!

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Thursday, May 27

Toward Green Urbanism: Reimagining Elgin in Collaboration with Nature
7 – 8:00 PM; Fee: $6, $5/Member

Last year was the 100th anniversary of the publication of the “Plan of Chicago”, one of the world’s first and most visible comprehensive regional plans. This lecture by Tom Armstrong will look at one of the lasting legacies of the Plan of Chicago … the protected network of parks, forest preserves, river and stream corridors, and greenways that knit the Chicago region together. It will compare the regional experience to an equally impressive local legacy of parks and open space systems in Elgin and the surrounding area. How can Elgin build and improve upon the legacy of our green infrastructure network? Can we as a community embrace “Green Urbanism?” Please call to reserve your seat.

Tom Armstrong recently retired as a Senior Planner in the Elgin Community Development Department. During his tenure with the City, he participated in the review and processing of 26 years worth of development projects and planning efforts. He was the principal author of the Elgin Comprehensive Plan and Design Guidelines adopted in 2005. He participated as an advisory Committee Member on the Elgin Bikeway Master Plan, 2008.

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