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July 2016
Free

Art In the Garden

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Lurie Garden,
280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Get ready to capture the beauty of nature and your inspiration through art. Join teaching artist Beth Iska as she shows us new ways to look at and capture the beauty of the garden through art! Register for event

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August 2016
Free

Stories, Songs and Circle Games (ages 4-6)

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Lurie Garden,
280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Enjoy a morning filled with nature-based stories, music and movement with your little ones! Teaching artist Tisa Batchelder will lead you and your child on an interactive musical journey. So come fly like a butterfly, sing like a sparrow, and explore the beauty of the Lurie Garden. Register for event

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Urban Landscape Photography

August 7 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room,
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Role of Public Gardens in a Changing Climate

What’s the difference between a snapshot and a great photograph? Join professional photographer Warren Perlstein for a free Urban Landscape/ Architectural Photography Workshop.  This 2.5 hour class is dedicated to improving your skills as you photograph in and around Chicago’s Lurie Garden including Cloud Gate (the Bean) and other Millennium Park wonders.  We will also discuss camera basics and end with a final critique of some of the photos you shot. register for event

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Wildlife!

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lurie Garden,
280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Observe common urban reptiles and mammals, learn about their habitat, adaptations and the challenges that they face in this urban environment. No registration required. Register for event

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Guided Pollinator Walk

August 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lurie Garden,
280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Lurie Garden Pollinator Walk

Join Conservancy scientists in the Lurie Garden on August 12 for a chance to see and learn about the wide variety of native and non-native pollinators that thrive right here in Illinois. The walk will take place mid-day, when insects tend to be most active. We’ll be on the look-out for various types of bees, wasps, butterflies, beetles and other species. Dress appropriately for the weather, including a hat and sunscreen. Short-range binoculars might be helpful. Children are welcome. This event…

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Stories and Ecology (ages 3 and up)

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Lurie Garden,
280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Learn about the diverse ecology of our region by joining the Lurie Garden staff as they lead educational activities, games and scientific discovery. Register for event

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Biomimicry 101

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Choral Room,
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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What is biomimicry and how does it apply to a home scale? Landscape decisions, but also energy, water, and waste decisions for homeowners. What can YOU do to make your home-scale ecosystem sustainable and resilient like native ecosystems? register for event

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Raptors!

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lurie Garden,
280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Observe majestic birds of prey up close and learn about their habitat, adaptations and the challenges they face in an urban environment. No registration required. Register for event

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Gardener’s Plant Walk

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Lurie Garden,
280 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Morning walks are for the gardener that would like focused information about The Lurie Garden plants and their place in our garden landscape. These walks are meant to expand your understanding of plant varieties, their habits and environmental requirements. Each walk will last 30-45 minutes and will focus on a specific area of horticultural interest. register for event

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