Earth Week

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Monday, April 22

Des Plaines

9 - 10:30 a.m.
Meet at Lee Center, Room 355
Bird Walk
Paul Gulezian, associate biology professor (Dress for the weather and walking.)

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Room 1610
Wildling Kin: Chicago’s More-than-Human Worlds
Gavin Van Horn, director, Cultures of Conservation at the Center for Humans and Nature

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Room 1610
Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the Monarch Butterfly
Sherry Grobe, creator, Mount Prospect Monarchs Group; Nancy Reese and Ron Weller, Mount Prospect Garden Club

Skokie

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Room C240 (Streaming)
Wildling Kin: Chicago’s More-than-Human Worlds
Gavin Van Horn, director, Cultures of Conservation at the Center for Humans and Nature

2 - 3:15 p.m.
Room A145
The Hysteria about Pfiesteria
David Arieti, biology lecturer 

Tuesday, April 23

Des Plaines

2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Room 1610
Advocating Indigenous Tradition: The Garden Project at Trickster Art Gallery 
Gina Roxas, manager, Medicinal Garden Project at Trickster Art Gallery and Oakton student

4 - 5:15 p.m.
Room 1610
Paris to Pittsburgh (film screening)

Skokie

9 - 10:15 a.m.
Room P256
Paris to Pittsburgh (film screening) 

11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Enrollment Center
Emily Oaks Nature Center Walk/Tour 
(We will walk a half mile from Oakton to the nature center and tour the site. Dress for weather and walking.)

Wednesday, April 24

Des Plaines

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Room 1606
A Green New Deal: A Realistic Solution to Climate Change or a Fantasy? 
Peter Hudis, humanities and philosophy professor

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Room 1606
Freshwater Stories: The Present and Future around the Great Lakes 
Rachel Havrelock, founder and director of the UIC Freshwater Lab

1 - 1:45 p.m.
Room 1606
Rhapsody in Green: A History of the Cook County Forest Preserves
Julia Bachrach, historian

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Room 1606
Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (film screening) 

4 - 5:15 p.m.
Room 1606
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition
Stephanie Domingo, Chicago Director of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition 

Skokie

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Room C133 (Streaming) 
Freshwater Stories: The Present and Future around the Great Lakes 
Rachel Havrelock, founder and director of the UIC Freshwater Lab

1 - 1:45 p.m.
Room C133 (Streaming) 
Rhapsody in Green: A History of the Cook County Forest Preserves
Julia Bachrach, historian

Thursday, April 25

Des Plaines

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lee Center Outdoor Classroom
The Art of Japanese Forest Bathing
Sally Peterson, LCSW, Forest Therapy Guide 
(Dress for the weather and walking.)

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 1610 
JG’s Reptile Road Show 
Jim Galeno, JG’s Reptile Road Show creator, animal care specialist, and educator (Live animals will be present.)

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Room 1610
Trump’s Dump: Environmental Regulations in the Trump Presidency
David Arieti, biology lecturer 

Skokie

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Room A145
JG’s Reptile Road Show 
Jim Galeno, JG’s Reptile Road Show creator, animal care specialist, and educator (Live animals will be present.)

Friday, April 26

Des Plaines

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Community Garden (Entrance 31)
Community Garden Clean-Up
(Dress for outdoor activity. Gloves and tools provided.) 

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Lee Center Outdoor Classroom
Nature Walk (Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.) 


Pre-registration requested: greenteam@oakton.edu

Sponsored by Oakton’s Sustainability Center, Environmental Studies, and a generous grant from the Oakton Educational Foundation.

 

Event Details

April 12 - 26
Locations vary, Des Plaines, Skokie