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We are a dive club with an emphasis on diving! We take local and warm water trips, and participate in lots of social, educational, and conservation activities.

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Chicago Water Forum: From the Great Lakes to Our Taps

Haymarket Pub & Brewery

*** This is not a CSM event, but may be of interest to some of our members *** What do you know about where your water comes from? Where it goes after it’s down your drain? Have questions about lead pipes? Come learn from academic experts, environmental activists, and government officials about all things related to Chicagoland water. Come to Haymarket Brewery on February 24th from 6- 8pm to learn from academic experts, environmental activists, and government officials about all things related to Chicagoland water. This event is a collaboration between Research!America, Illinois Science Council, and a coalition of science groups from University of Chicago, University of Illinois – Chicago and Northwestern University. Light refreshments included with registration, food and drink available for purchase. FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED: https://www.facebook.com/events/609985826235682/

Wild and Scenic Film Festival - day 1

One Rotary Center

* This is not a CSM event * * You are responsible for your own tickets * The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a two-day event presented annually by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the city of Evanston. Different movies are shown on the two separate days of the festival. This is the festival's 9th year in Evanston! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is organized and produced by SYRCL (the South Yuba River Citizens League), and was started in part to help environmental organizations like the EEA grow their membership. The festival offers a line-up of the best in environmental and adventure short films covering a variety of topics relevant to those concerned about the future of our planet. General admission tickets are $12 Parking will be available in the One Rotary Center building parking garage (which is in the same building as the theater). This garage can be entered from the north side of Grove St., just west of Sherman Ave. There is also street parking nearby and public parking garages within two blocks at 821 Davis St. and 1501 Sherman Ave. (Holiday Inn lower level). ---- Main website: https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/ Buying tickets: https://evanstonenvironment.org/event-3667888 Film descriptions: https://evanstonenvironment.org/filmfestdescs

Wave Film Fest-Feb. 29th!

Film Row Cinema

This is not a CSM event, but should be of interest to our members. As many of you may know, our local dive show, Our World Underwater, has been canceled for this year. This show will be sorely missed. However, a group of presenters have decided to put together a day long underwater film festival. It will be on February 29th at Columbia College and will start at 10:00am. The event is FREE. There will also be a fund raising party afterwards for those interested. The schedule is still evolving, so go to the website link below for updates. WAVE FILM FESTIVAL! A celebration of our waters through film and visual arts Start your decade off with a splash and join us for the inaugural Wave Film Fest. Immerse yourself in the underwater world through the eyes of world renowned underwater filmmakers, photographers, and artists on February 29, 2020. This celebration of our global ocean will include screenings of original short films, panel sessions, round tables, meet and greet moments with ocean conservation champions and organizations, and an exciting evening event where great minds can connect. Start a wave of change with us and connect through creativity, collaboration, and conservation at Columbia College Chicago as we share visual stories and explore ways to love and protect Earth's precious aquatic resources. Together, we will work toward creating a bluer, more sustainable future with 20/20 vision in 2020. https://wavefilmfest.com/index.html

Feb./March Meetup-Jennifer Idol and The Lens of Adventure!

Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant

To accommodate the Wave Film Festival on February 29th, we are combining our February and March Meetup so we can bring in one of the festivals feature presenters-Jennifer Idol. She is a marvelous photographer who has explored all kinds of underwater environments. She is the first woman to document diving in all 50 states of the U.S.! Lens of Adventure What stories do we tell through our images? Where do they lead us? And what isn't told through our images? Join Jennifer Idol on a journey of exploration through photography as she shares how one journey leads to the next. From helping people connect to our local waters to helping divers engage personally with wildlife on expeditions, Jennifer will share the raw story of getting the shot and how it relates to the world around us. Website uwDesigner.com Bio Jennifer Idol is a designer, author, and underwater photographer recognized as a PADI® Ambassadiver (2017 and 2018) and a member of the Ocean Artists Society. Her photography and articles have been published in periodicals such as DIVER, SCUBA Diving, and Alert Diver. She earned more than 29 certifications. She began a quest to document American waters in her book An American Immersion and became the first woman to dive in all 50 states. 7:00pm Meet & Greet (you can order food & drink!) 7:30pm Meeting and Announcements 8:00pm Presentation

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