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E.g., Thursday, April 19 2018

April 19, 2018

6 Thursdays, April 19 – May 24, 2018, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
and Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1 - 4 p.m.

$337/$269.60

Adult Education
Horticulture
Professional Gardener Level 1 Certificate

April 20, 2018

A Janet Meakin Poor Symposium; part of the Unearth Science festival

Friday, April 20, 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Alsdorf Auditorium

$59 nonmember/$47.20 member
$29 with student ID; call (847) 835-6801 to register at this rate

Adult Education
Nature & Birding

Friday, April 20, 2018, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
(doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.)

$15/$12
Parking is included in ticket price.

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April 21, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 – 9 a.m.

$19/$15.20

Adult Education
Nature & Birding

Part of the Unearth Science festival

Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Free: Limited capacity, preregistration required

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SkyDayProject

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11 a.m.
Esplanade

Free; ongoing throughout the weekend and beyond

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Scopes in the City with Adler Planetarium at Chicago Botanic Garden

Part of the Unearth Science festival

Saturday, April 21, 2018
7:30 – 9 p.m.

FREE, regular parking fees apply

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April 22, 2018

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The Garden Conservancy, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service restored the gardens of Alcatraz, and today a small staff and army of dedicated volunteers plant, prune, compost, and weed.

Gardens of Alcatraz

Saturday, September 7, 3 – 4:30 pm
Fairchild Room
Shelagh Fritz, project manager, Alcatraz Historic Gardens Project
$25 nonmember, Chicago Botanic Garden & Garden Conservancy members receive 20% discount

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The name Alcatraz immediately conjures up images of the famous prison, perched on a rocky scrap of land weathering the elements in San Francisco Bay, of Al Capone and the Birdman. But for the past 150 years there have also been gardens on the island. In 2003 the Garden Conservancy, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service joined forces to restore the gardens and today a small staff and army of dedicated volunteers plant and prune, compost and weed. This makes 2013 a significant milestone in the history of Alcatraz. It is the ten-year anniversary of this collaboration to resurrect, preserve, and amplify the gardens. Join Shelagh Fritz in what promises to be an invigorating conversation. We will also hear from a Chicago Botanic Garden initiative that promotes a modern-day connection between horticulture and inmates at the Cook County Sheriff’s Vocational Rehabilitation Impact Center, where the Garden's urban agriculture program, Windy City Harvest, operates a garden training and production program for young men in this alternative sentencing facility. This event is co-sponsored by the Garden Conservancy.