Geography Bee Celebration
After School / Summer Camps
The Backyard Geographer
Community Mapping
GeoSphere / Floor Map

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

Antique Maps and You  - Members Only event

George Ritzlin Antique Maps & Prints
1937 Central Street, Suite One
Ground Floor
Evanston, IL 60201-5831

Date: February 9, 2014 Time:2:00pm - 4:00 pm

Come join other map enthusiasts to hear owner George Ritzlin present on 'Antique maps and how to start a collection" and then peruse some of their collection displayed for us to enjoy.  George's presentation will be about 30 -45 minutes. They will provide light refreshment.  Space is limited to 20 total, so you must RSVP but contacting the geographic society office.  (773) 529 -1212 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HERE and Geographic Society of Chicago Student Symposium

HERE
425 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL  60606

Date: March 14, 2014 Time:2:00pm - 4:30 pm

HERE, a Nokia business and The Geographic Society of Chicago (GSC) are requesting poster proposals from Geography and GIS students for a symposium on March 14th, 2014 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. The student symposium will take place in downtown Chicago at HERE on 425 West Randolph Street. Please review event flyer attached.  Student Symposium 2014

ILGISA will offer a complimentary 1-year student membership to all student participants of the symposium.
ILGISA will also offer a complimentary registration to ILGISA's 2014 fall conference to the winner of the poster competition. ILGISA request that the poster winner present the poster during ILGISA's conference poster session.
 

Students and guests do not have to be members of the GSC to participate. Guests must RSVP by Wednesday, March 5, 2014 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 773.529.1212.

 

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.

The Faces and Places of China

Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Court
(Use Randolph Street Entrance, First Floor)
78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL
Date: March 18, 2014 Time:1:00pm

Presenter: Bill Helmuth

Bill lived in Hong Kong for three years as Director of International Sales for Time-Life Books and has traveled extensively throughout China.  He will escort you through the majestic mountains, the vast deserts, and the major rivers where the Chinese civilization has developed over 5000 years.  You will visit the intimate villages and magnificent cities with their fascinating people who have cultivated the unique Chinese history to the present time. Come along and be amazed.

Photo credit:Bill Helmuth

Route 66:  A Journey Through History

Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Court
(Use Randolph Street Entrance, First Floor)
78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL
Date: April 15, 2014 Time:1:00pm

Presenters: David Clark

Award-winning author David Clark presents a virtual tour of America’s Mother Road.  He explores why Route 66 winds from Chicago to L.A., identifies local thoroughfares that carried the highway’s traffic in the Chicago area, and recounts the vibrant life along the historic route and the decay of this American landmark.

Photo Credit: http://wheelsunderourfeet.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Route-66-Begining.jpg

 

The Columbia River Plateau

Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Court
(Use Randolph Street Entrance, First Floor)
78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL
Date: May 20, 2014 Time:1:00pm

Presenters: Linda Mehnert

Join Linda Mehnert on her first adventure in Washington and Oregon while paddle wheeling down the Snake and Columbia Rivers, plus a post cruise road trip.  Interests included the geology of the area, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the logging industry.

Photo Credit: http://www.earthonlinemedia.com/images/lithosphere/volcanism/Columbia%20River_basalt_cliffs_Lyle,_Washington_USGS_CVO.jpg

A World of Food:  Experiencing Wold Culture Through your Mouth and Stomach

 Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Court
(Use Randolph Street Entrance, First Floor)
78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL
Date: June 17, 2014 Time:1:00pm

Presenters: Chris Sarcletti

Chris Sarcletti, author of See, Live, Eat, shares his experiences with food and culture from trips to five continents.  Whether it’s sipping wine in Italy, paragliding in Argentina, or visiting food markets, Chris’ stories are sure to entertain.  His tour of global cultures includes tasting the delicacies of each place he visits and many of his other travel adventures.

Photo Credit: http://seeliveeat.com/wp-content/uploads/Lunch-in-a-market-in-Mexico-City-461x315.jpg

Other Events & Opportunities

 

 

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About Our Organization

Geographic Society of Chicago
3759 N. Ravenswood Ave
Suite 129
Chicago, IL  60613

(773) 529 -1212
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