Thriving in a Changing Climate

The climate is changing.  Already, northeastern Illinois is experiencing heavier rains, longer droughts, and more frequent heat waves due to rising average temperatures.  By 2050, our climate will differ from today’s in fundamental ways, forcing us to rethink the way we build infrastructure, neighborhoods, and cities.  How can we prepare for this future in a way that protects our property values and natural resources and preserves a high quality of life for our region?  And how can we ensure that these strategies work for everyone?  Register today to join us for this Alternative Futures forum.

This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, which on March 25 will debut its latest exhibit, “Our House: Rethinking Home in a Changing Climate.” Discover how scientists and architects are designing homes that withstand the effects of our changing climate, reduce our environmental impact, and support natural habitat for plants and animals.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Check-in begins at 2:30 p.m., program is 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr., South Gallery
Chicago, IL 60614


Michael Hawthorne, Investigative Reporter, Chicago Tribune


Thomas A. Wall, Infrastructure and Preparedness Analyst, Risk Infrastructure Science Center, Argonne National Laboratory
Kim Wasserman-Nieto, Executive Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
Karen Weigert, Senior Fellow for Global Cities, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

The museum is accessible through CTA bus routes #76, #151, and #156. Free parking is available on Cannon and Stockton drives. A flat-rate lot maintained by the Chicago Park District is located at 2431 N. Cannon Dr. A Divvy station is located in front of the museum on Cannon Drive, just north of Fullerton Avenue.

The Peggy Notebaert Museum is ADA accessible, including full wheelchair accessibility. If you require a reasonable accommodation to attend, please contact Katanya Raby-Henry at or 312-386-8748.