Adler Planetarium Earthfest Celebration.
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Where: Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-7827
The Adler used to make this a free day for Illinois residents. Since 2017 you have to pay General Admission (does not include sky shows or experiences) Adult: $12 and Child (ages 3-11): $8. Tickets only valid for the selected date.
Exploring the Effects of Climate Change on Ocean Waters and Currents
In this activity, visitors will learn about the effects of rising temperatures and their effect on ocean currents by measuring water salinity. Using a handheld hydrometer, visitors will measure salinity of “Caribbean” waters and “Artic” waters, learning how salinity affects water density, the engine that runs world ocean currents. Visitors will also learn how melting glaciers’ affect ocean currents, sea levels, as well as the geographic locations of communities, including the Latino community, across the United States.
ASK A CLIMATE SCIENTIST! 10:30-12:00 pm and 2:00-3:20 pm
Guests are invited to ask questions to our on-hand climate scientist, Astrid Caldas! Astrid is a senior climate scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists working on climate change adaptation and science communication. She’ll be available throughout the day to take your questions and talk about climate change!
BRING YOUR SPARE PLASTIC BAGS!
Be kind to our Earth and recycle your spare plastic shopping bags at Earthfest for the opportunity to be included in a community art project by artist Aymar Ccopacatty that recycles plastic bags into a woven art piece. (Don’t worry, we’ll have materials on hand if you don’t bring your own!)
Chicago Botanic Garden: Budburst
Learn how to become a citizen scientist by observing plants with Budburst, a project of the Chicago Botanic Garden! Join the Chicago Botanic Garden team in the Solar System gallery as they walk through a Plant Phenology Wheel and Plant Guess Who!
California Academy of Sciences: Expedition Reef
Learn the secrets of the “rainforests of the sea” as you embark on an oceanic safari of the world’s most vibrant—and endangered—marine ecosystems, presented by The Chicago Academy of Sciences.
Loss of the Night
Learn about the Loss of the Night App through visuals and conversation. Join us outside on the terrace to explore with the app and apply your findings to further findings and questions.
Meet Northwestern University Experts
Explore cutting edge research from scientists around climate science and climate change by visiting our working laboratory. Experience interactive and immersive visualizations in our Space Visualization Lab and speak with related researchers featuring these visualizations.