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Thriving in a Changing Climate

  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 North Cannon Drive Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

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?
Join the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning on April 6 as we tackle these questions and more in a free panel discussion with experts from the public and private sectors.  See the list of panelists here and reserve a seat here.
In addition, you will be able to explore the Museum’s newest self-curated 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. Our House opens March 25.