Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11 a.m.
Free; ongoing throughout the weekend and beyond
Join Chicago artist Ben Whitehouse and Northwestern University climate scientist Daniel Horton, Ph.D., in co-creating a sky mosaic that represents our shared connection to the earth.
Simultaneously tweet your photo—along with other Garden visitors, visitors to the Adler Planetarium, and participants around the world—to create an ongoing, web-based art exhibition.
SkyDayProject believes in the power of citizen art and citizen science to offer personal experiences that educate and inspire. We owe it to the next generation to find new ways of helping them understand what is going on "up there" and what is at stake for their future.
Ben Whitehouse and Daniel Horton, Ph.D. will present the SkyDayProject kickoff at 11 a.m. on April 21 on the Esplanade; you can contribute now by tweeting your sky-only photo hashtagged #SkyDayProject #SkyDayChicago. Learn more at SkyDayProject.org.
View your photos online at skydayproject.org/skydaychicago.
The mission of SkyDayProject is to encourage everyone to stop, look up, examine and reflect; to challenge people to investigate the facts and draw their own conclusions; to encourage imaginative approaches and creative problem solving; to help people see that transitioning from a fossil fuel economy to a sustainable one—though challenging, for sure—offers exciting opportunities for new leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation. And most importantly, the project is aimed at readying our communities to work together across cultures and borders, because only by working together can positive outcomes be achieved.