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Frogs, Lawns, and Food: CKP Presents Dr. Tyrone Hayes

        Last Saturday, Dr. Tyrone Hayes, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California at Berkeley, came to lead a seminar titled “Frogs, Lawns, and Food.”  The seminar was cosponsored by the Graham School of General Studies at the University of Chicago and the Civic Knowledge Project.  Dr. Hayes flew in […]

Donoghue Elementary School has a New Garden!

One of the University of Chicago’s charter schools now has a new school garden!  Science teacher Jeanne Mills, with help from CKP intern Cecilia Donnelly, has been working hard over the past few months to grow plants, clear grass, and bring in organic compost to the school’s courtyard.  Pre-K to fifth graders have grown plants […]

Woodlawn Youth Solutions

Woodlawn Youth Solutions is a project that develops leadership skills in youth through public art and beautification.  WYS is transforming the planters at 62nd and Ingelside into community markers by redesigning, replanting, and relocating them with prominent community groups.  They will be beautiful, colorful, and Woodlawn-specific, serving as a marker of community involvement for all […]

Celebrate Earth Week at the First Annual CKP Tree In!

Join us for an unusual celebration of Earth Week, as the Civic Knowledge Project and the Green Campus Initiative conduct a campus “Tree In,” featuring urban forester and tree litigation expert Mark Duntemann. Enjoy free food and free trees! This is your opportunity to learn just what the trees on campus do for you! When: […]

Welcome New Allies for Nature and Culture: Partnering for a Sustainable Chicago is working with you!

Please feel free to visit the New Allies for Nature and Culture page for more information on this new collaboration!