Transit to Trail Tourstransit to trail banner animalia project

Next stop:  Montrose Beach

Out and About Uptown’s Coast:  Urban Ecology

Sunday, May 21 2017 1 – 3 pm at Montrose Beach

montrose point transit to trail animalia project

The view north from Montrose Point, looking over the dunes to high rise apartments in Chicago. (photo: susan ask)

Come with us for a walking tour of Montrose Beach Dunes.  We’ll focus on how the lakefront has changed in the past, how it might change in the future and how the community can influence the direction and the pace of change.

Our Transit to Trail tour for May is a collaborative event with the Uptown Coastal Initiative, so we’ll also take part in a discussion of ideas for sustaining the Uptown community.  Find more details or download the flier.

Key themes:  In the early 20th century, people worked together to make the beach accessible to everyone.  In the early 21st century, people are working together to make sure there’s room for people and nature at the beach.  How will we work together to protect the beach in the changing climate of the future?
Directions:  meet at the ICA Greenrise 4750 N Sheridan, Chicago IL


We’re finalizing the calendar for our monthly Transit to Trail tours in 2017 — check back soon for more details.


events from the recent past

Peoples Climate March

Saturday, April 29, 2017, noon at Federal Plaza

We will be at the local march in Chicago– join us(rain or shine) !

Tips for a green march

March for Science

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 am rally on Columbus Drive, 11 am march, noon to 3 expo

Join with others in Chicago — and around the world — to support and celebrate science.

Wild Things

Saturday, February 18, 2017

A conference about nature– for everyone:  volunteers, researchers, managers and enthusiasts.  One of the best gatherings in the city!  We’ll be talking about recent trends in climate data with Molly Woloszyn from University of Illinois Sea Grant.  (There’s lots of other fun stuff, including programs about identifying insects and molluscs, making great photos and telling stories about nature along with more somber sessions on pressing issues in conservation.)

Joe’s garage holiday sale

Saturday 12/10: 4 – 9 pm at the brave lux studio, 1770 W. Berteau Ave (at Ravenswood).

Joe's Garage Holiday Sale 12/10/16 4 pm - 8 pm at 1770 W. Berteau Ave ChicagoMake art not waste!  Shop our selection of art supplies– featuring fine art frames and archival mats, along with fabric, studio equipment, bags and more. Find gifts for your artist friends– and your inner artist.  Come to our holiday sale!

Joe’s Garage is an art supply exchange where we collect surplus supplies and make them available to artists and makers.  All proceeds benefit animalia project’s work on climate action and creating a better environment for all of us.

And– make postcards at our craft table.  Use our stamps and cards to create a personalized message for friends or for legislators.  You decide!

More details about Joe’s Garage and on facebook