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Events

The GSC provides a range of programs throughout the year--for the general public, for children, and for seniors. We also feel it's important to alert teachers and concerned citizens about geography workshops, summer institutes, and travel opportunities that become available through our partnerships with other like-minded organizations. The list below showcases these recent and coming events. We hope to see you there!


GSC Events

 

Our Travelogues

The GSC is proud to offer insightful and informative travelogues every month at the Renaissance Center at the Chicago Cultural Center in downtown Chicago. Our speakers and lecturers are eloquent and well-informed authors, professors, and seasoned travelers. From a lecture about community development in Chiapas, Mexico, to a discussion on environmental issues in China, the GSC strives to provide presentations dealing with fascinating and important topics.

Beautiful Bavaria

Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Court
(Use Randolph Street Entrance, First Floor)
78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL
Date: July15, 2014 Time:1:00pm


Presenter: Ralph Danielsen

A journey to BEAUTIFUL BAVARIA should always include lovely and lively Munich and the gorgeous Alpine Road, and perfect little Rothenburg and the ancient towns along the Romantic Road.  In addition, our trek will take us beyond the tour bus to northern Bavaria to soak up its dramatic history, visit great medieval trading centers, ponder some of Europe's celebrated art and architecture, watch Hummel figurines being made, and explore mighty rivers and castles.   .

Photo Credit: http://hqwallbase.com/128955-neuschwanstein-castle-bavaria-germany/

 

 

 

Our Haiti Experience

Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Court
(Use Randolph Street Entrance, First Floor)
78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL
Date: August 19, 2014 Time:1:00pm

Presenters: Grace Carmen and Soraya Dorvilier

Haiti is not known as a popular vacation spot, but once you are there, you experience the beauty of the country.  After visiting Haiti once, it became our new favorite vacation spot.  Join Grace and Soraya to hear about what is wonderful about Haiti.

Photo Credit: http://www.travelbrochures.org/wp-content/gallery/haiti/haiti20.jpg

 

Rio and Curitiba - On Beaces and Buses in Brazil

Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Court
(Use Randolph Street Entrance, First Floor)
78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL
Date: September 16, 2014 Time:1:00pm

Presenter: Euan Hague
Professor, Department of Geography, DePaul University

In February 2013, Euan Hague stayed in Rio de Janiero and Curitiba, exploring the former as a tourist and the latter as an urban geographer.  Rio’s spectacular views and dramatic scenery make it one of the most amazing urban landscapes in the world. Curitiba is a world leader in sustainable urban development and environmental planning.  Since the mid-1970s, the city has operated a comprehensive public transit network of high speed buses, developed a recycling program, and devised a series of parks and gardens that both control flooding and provide amenities.  Join Euan as he examines these two Brazilian cities.

Photo Credit:  Euan Hague

 

Other Events & Opportunities

 

 

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Geographic Society of Chicago
3759 N. Ravenswood Ave
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Chicago, IL  60613

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