The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections and displays, is one of the country's most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and scientific research.   Its expansive 385-acre site features 23 display gardens and three native habitats, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes.

Partner Category: Cultural Institution or Organization

Centennial Activities

Thursday, November 5, 2009 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Friday, November 6, 2009 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Chicago Nature & Wildlife Research Summit

Mayor Daley's Nature and Wildlife Committee

Mayor Daley’s Nature & Wildlife Advisory Committee is convening a Research Summit to identify priority research needs, connect researchers to land managers and policy makers, and imagine what a biodiversity research network would look like in the City of Chicago. The Research Summit, which is by invitation only, will be complimented by two early evening programs that expand the discussion to a broader public. [MORE]

Fairchild Challenge: Make No Little Plans

Chicago Botanic Garden

The Make No Little Plans photo journalism contest invites teens from throughout metropolitan Chicago to research and then create a photo essay exploring how The Plan of Chicago has affected their community AND envision a new Plan of Chicago for the year 2030.  Select photographs will be used in a  book The Plan of Chicago @ 100 published by Lambda Alpha Int

Girl Scout Sustainability Badges

Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago  Botanic Garden will collaborate with the Girl Scouts of Chicago  to develop a new series of sustainability badges relevant to Burnham Plan goals. The Garden will offer those badges through our existing Girl Scout programs involving more than 5,000 youth. [MORE]

Friday, November 6, 2009 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The Mannahatta Project: Manhattan Island Year 1609

City of Chicago

Have you ever wondered what New York was like before it was a city? In his keynote address to the Chicago Nature & Wildlife Research Summit, Dr. Eric W. Sanderson—Senior Conservation Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Society—presents his work on the Mannahatta Project, an effort to reconstruct the landscape of Manhattan Island in 1609. [MORE]

Chicago Botanic Garden

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