Nicole has a very *cool* craft for us today! Learn how you can paint with ice cubes in today’s Curious By Nature! When you’re done, be sure to share your beautiful works of art with us! Simply reply to this email, or tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
As folks flock to see the green Chicago River, it’s important to remember that there are lots of plants and animals living in it. Click here to dive into RiverWorks virtually and learn more about species you might find in various river systems. You can also help those species by lending a hand with Friends of the Chicago River during their upcoming Chicago River Day and Summer Challenge.
Looking for more art programming? Scientific illustrator Alexis Boersma is hosting three illustration workshops! These virtual workshops will teach participants how to capture the intricacies of insects, mammals, and plants using the Nature Museum collections as inspiration. You can also check out our full event calendar here.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re taking a closer look at the life and work of some of the women who were important figures in the history of the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Today, we’re taking a look at Amanda Parelius. Click here to learn more.