Shifting Climate, Shifting Mindsets: A Climate Action Workshop

A workshop to learn, share and collaborate on climate action in the Chicago Wilderness region

Monday, November 6, 2017, 9 am – 3:30 pm
at the Lincoln Park Zoo
Laflin Administration Building
in the Ann Milligan Gray Conference Room
2001 N. Clark St (at Armitage Ave), Chicago IL

Presented by the Chicago Wilderness Climate Change Task Force

A one-day workshop for everyone working on conservation in the Chicago Wilderness region.

We will discuss climate impacts in the region as well as current climate-related efforts to increase the region’s health and resiliency for people and nature.  We’ll work together to find specific areas of collaboration to move climate action forward in the near-term.


Registration required– click here


Check back for details before, during– and after– the workshop.

Practical matters about the workshop


By train or bus

The workshop is easy to reach by public transit; use the route planner to chart your own path.

Bus #151 or #156 will drop you by the east door (Stockton & Armitage)
Bus #22 stops at the front door (Clark & Armitage)
Bus #73 travels along Armitage to the Zoo

El train
Brown/Purple line: Armitage stop is a 15 minute walk to the Zoo or a 5 minute ride on Bus #73
Red line: North Ave stop is a 25 minute walk to the Zoo

By bike

Bike racks are readily available.  If riding the Lakefront Trail, exit at Fullerton, then travel south on Stockton.

Divvy bike stations in several nearby locations, for short-term bike rental.

By car

Parking is available at 2400 N. Cannon Drive (at Fullerton Parkway) for $20 – $35; open from 6 am to 11 pm.  Street parking is possible, but difficult to get, within Lincoln Park.

Carpooling is encouraged– for more conversation, lower emissions, fewer cars, less cost.

More details from the Lincoln Park Zoo’s website


Lunch is on your own.  We’ll share a list of restaurants within easy walking distance.


We’re planning on a workshop with a small climate footprint.  We’ll share more details soon.

Take a hike

While you’re here, enjoy Nature’s Boardwalk and the Zoo.


Agenda ( coming soon….)

More about the presenters and projects seen at the conference (coming soon….)

Presenters & presentations

Projects discussed

The Chicago Wilderness region