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The purpose of a hyperbaric chamber dive is to gain further knowledge about scuba diving safety, the benefits of hyperbaric treatment and to experience nitrogen narcosis in a safe environment. This course has been offered since 1994 and is intended for recreational scuba divers and professional divers alike. The course includes a slide presentation followed by a bounce dive to the equivalent of 130 feet of sea water. You will be essentially diving on dry land. You should log this dive! This is a state of the art facility used for treating a number of different conditions, including decompression sickness suffered by divers. The session will start on 9:00am and is scheduled to 11:30 in the morning. In 2004, Lutheran General installed a new, state-of-the-art, computer-driven center, with the latest technological breakthroughs. The multiplace facility can provide treatment for 12 patients at a time, with comfortable seating, radio and TV entertainment and interaction with a qualified health professional during the duration of the treatment. The only other hyperbaric locations in Illinois are monoplace (one-person) facilities that require patients to lie in a small isolation chamber during treatment. This is a unique opportunity to explore this technology. You are encouraged to bring balloons, ping pong balls, and other items that will help demonstrate what you experience underwater, and might not realize. This is an educational and fun event. You need to be a certified diver to participate. Please bring your "C" card. Also, if you generally have problems with clearing your ears underwater, you will find you might have more problems in a chamber dive. You need to equalize your ears more frequently in air then you do underwater. Price will be $25.
*** 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/
* 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
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