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When: 11/18/2015
1:00 PM to 4 PM
Where: Student Conservation Association
224 S. Michigan
Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois 
United States
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CW Education/Next Gen/Leave No Child Inside Combined Meeting


Wednesday, November 18, 2015 1:00 – 4:00 PM


Student Conservation Association

224 S. Michigan, Suite 400

Michigan and Jackson


From Rafael Rosa: We don’t have our own parking. The closest but very expensive lot is the Grant Park South Garage – the entrance is at Van Buren and you can walk out the pedestrian exit in front of our building. There are multiple other lots in the area and the further away you park, the cheaper it will be. Still, expect $20 or more.  All of the trains have a stop within two blocks of the building as do many bus lines.


RSVP to Eileen Prendergast by Monday, November 16


Meeting Agenda


1:00 – 1:15



General Announcements

Upcoming Meetings

·         Jan 20: Alliance for the Great Lakes (Katie Larson); still need a professional development topic

·         March 16: Ryerson Woods/Lake County Forest Preserve (Jan Ward); Horticultural Therapy Introduction & Overview by Chicago Botanic Garden Director of Horticultural Therapy, Barb Kreski

·         May 18, 2016

·         July 20, 2016

·         September 21, 2016

·         November 16, 2016


1:15 – 1:45

Chicago Wilderness Update: Member Portal Training

Catherine Game, Director of Communications & Engagement

Chicago Wilderness


1:45 – 2:45

Break Out Meetings



Break Out Meetings Report Back



Professional Development Piece: Anniversary Initiatives at your Neighborhood National Park

Kim Swift, Education Programs Manager

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore


Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2016 and the National Park Service turns 100 years old the same year. Using these two major milestones, the national lakeshore is inviting partners and visitors to help celebrate in a big way. The NPS is giving out annual park passes to 4th grade students; they have initiated a huge media campaign with celebrities; and the national lakeshore has produced a beautiful 14 month calendar to distribute. Learn how your agency can get involved and provide some feedback on how the parks can be more relevant to the next generation in the next  centennial.