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Third Coast Disrupted: 

Artists + Scientists on Climate

May 7, 2021 – August 22, 2021

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods

21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, IL

An exhibition of newly commissioned artworks culminating a yearlong conversation between artists and scientists centered on climate change impacts and solutions in the Chicago region.

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Thriving Nature

Wed., May 5, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CT

Free - virtual. Register here.

A special Mental Health Awareness Month event by the Nature, Culture, and Human Health Network and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods on the mental health impacts of climate change.

 

Louise Chawla, PhD,

Fellow, Community Engagement, Design, Research Center, University of Colorado Boulder

 

Elena Grossman,

Program Director, Building Resilience Against Climate Effects in Illinois, and Third Coast Disrupted Scientist

N. Masani Landfair,

Third Coast Disrupted Artist

Cassandra Powell,

Professor, Linguistics and Communications, Richard J. Daley College

Sandra Wilcoxon,

Chief Executive Officer, Recovery International (Moderator)

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Exhibition Opening Reception

Thurs., May 6, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT

Free - virtual. Register here.

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Woods, Waters & Wildflowers - A Climate Walk with a Scientist

Wed., May 12, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CT

(Rain date: Thurs., May 13, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Free - Registration link coming soon.

 

Enjoy a spring-evening walk at Ryerson Woods while learning about the impacts of climate change on ecosystems in the Chicago region – along with natural solutions for reducing them. See the landscape through the eyes of a scientist, leading an exploration of prairies and pollinators, rainfall and rivers, changing temperatures and towering trees, and more. (Maximum of 20 attendees, with masks and distancing.) 

 

Philip Willink, 

Third Coast Disrupted Scientist

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From Disruption to Healing - A Climate Walk with an Artist

Tues., May 25, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CT

(Rain date: Wed., May 26, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Free - Registration link coming soon.

Climate change and other disruptions can bring a host of challenges. But they can also bring opportunities to create anew and heal. Join an artist on a walk in Ryerson Woods to observe disruptions in nature and consider how they can become metaphors for life and a process toward healing. (Maximum of 20 attendees, with masks and distancing.) 

Barbara Cooper,

Third Coast Disrupted Artist