Learn more about Project Passenger Pigeon. The passenger pigeon went extinct 100 years ago, and throughout 2014 a number of initiatives and events have been happening that commemorate this occasion.
Talk about several Chicago-based individuals who have been leaders in the areas of nature conservation and ecology -- such as Joy Bergelson, Steve Sullivan, Suzanne Malec-McKenna, and Joel Greenberg.
Write poetry and fiction, and create visual art inspired by extinct and endangered species.
These arts workshops are free and open to the public, and all ages welcomed. Participants are invited to bring writing utensils and paper, although supplies will be provided if needed. Sometimes we play music and explore other art forms, so if you have a musical instrument that you'd like to bring, or if you have art supplies (e.g. colored pencils, pastels, etc.) you can bring those. We often use an upright piano during workshops as well.
Location:Mozart Park is in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. It's on the north side of Armitage Ave. -- several blocks east of Pulaski Rd., just south of Dickens and Shakespeare Streets. Our workshop series happens in the room to the left of fieldhouse lobby; some workshop sessions may happen outside in the park, weather permitting.