Science Sunday, SEPTEMBER 22, 9:30 a.m.
Tour DUUC's new native landscape, learn about Illinois flora and fauna and how we're rebuilding an ecosystem
Please plan on attending our first Science Sunday of the year on SEPTEMBER 22 at 9:30! Our building has an expanded footprint, but some interesting things have happened outside as well!
Pat Clancy, chair of the Gardening Committee and member of the Green Sanctuary Committee, has led an effort to plant native plants throughout the property and rebuild an Illinois ecosystem. We will watch part of a video featuring an inspiring and knowledgeable professor who talks of the importance and benefits of establishing native communities in our landscaping.
We plan to take a tour of the property (weather permitting) to see what has been done and what has been planned for the future. Cheryl Heinz (husband’s injury permitting) plans to help discuss native flora and how they provide what native fauna needs to maintain a balanced ecosystem. Dress to walk outside and learn and share details of our work to repair our part of the Illinois ecosystem!
The forum will be held in a larger space next to our original meeting space. It is the old “auditorium” where services had been held up until the addition of our new sanctuary. It will easily hold double the participants we’ve been able to accommodate up until now, and it will be quieter, so please invite interested friends, neighbors, and acquaintances to our meetings! Please ask your children’s science teachers to participate. The goal is to fill up this new space with engaged, science-minded people. Invitations have been sent to area colleges and high schools, so we hope to ramp up participation significantly. Here is to an exciting third year of Science Sunday!