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Science in the City 2007

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Please join us in encouraging students to become young scientists.This coming October, there will be four opportunities for you to volunteer your time and educate children. Extension will be providing it's infamous Insect Petting Zoo, as well as, an Informational Table. Please set some time aside and join us to show off these incredible creatures. If interested please contact Nancy Kreith at

The Insect Petting Zoo and Info Table will be included at each event below from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Kick-Off in Daley Plaza

October 2 - Daley Plaza - 50 West Washington Street

Official kick-off of Science in the City 2007. See the unveiling of the top ten scientific achievements in Chicago, chosen by a panel of scientists and educators; participate in hands-on science and technology activities; witness an interactive robotics competition; and listen to specialists in the fields of science and technology. All ages welcome and the event is free.

Neighborhood Science Carnivals

October 6 - North Park Village - 5801 North Pulaski Road

October 8 - Garfield Park Conservatory300 North Central Park

October 13 - Kennedy King College - 6800 South Wentworth Avenue

Participate in hands-on science and technology activities at the City's first neighborhood science carnivals. Witness an interactive robotics competition; learn about science activities that you can do at home; and listen to specialists in the fields of science and technology.

To learn more please visit the Science in the City website:

Thank you.

Nancy Kreith
Extension Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
3807 W. 111th Street
Chicago, IL. 60655
office: 773.233.0476
cell: 708.567.6101

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