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Homewood Science Center marks 5 years with outdoor beer party

July 20, 2021 - 23:10
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It’s time for an outdoor celebration, and the Homewood Science Center has the perfect idea – a fifth anniversary party with a focus on the science of brewing.

The party-fundraiser, “Celebrating the Science of Brewing,” is set for 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, at Rabid Brewing, 17759 Bretz Drive in Homewood. A tent will be set up on the beer field adjacent to the brewery, and entertainment will be by Not My Dad’s Band. 

Four science summer camps offered at Homewood Science Center

July 04, 2021 - 20:28
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The Homewood Science Center is offering four summer camps for kids in July and August.

EC STEM Camp with PopUp Science @Home for kids ages 5-8 will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 12, 13, 14 and 15. Teachers Tikia Cross and Kim Brunson will help young learners go in-depth with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics through read alouds, observations, cause and effect and access to the Homewood Science Center’s Imagination Playground. There is an $80 fee.

Science center annual report, garage sale ordinance on Homewood trustees agenda

May 24, 2021 - 09:02
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Homewood Science Center officials will present the center's annual report to Homewood trustees during the board's regular meeting Tuesday, May 25.

The board also will consider an ordinance change that would allow garage sales to take place over three days. The current limit is two days.

In other business, the board will consider:

Webinar offers practical advice for battling climate change

April 27, 2021 - 21:56
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The Homewood Science Center celebrated Earth Day on April 22 with a virtual event, where attendees discussed simple ways to address climate change. 

At the virtual event, Dorelle Ackerman, a member of the Pachamama Chicagoland Co-Hearts, an organization that aims to bring forth an environmentally sustainable planet, said climate change is an “existential threat to life on our planet.” 

Migratory birds, wild turkeys topic of HSC presentation

November 07, 2020 - 20:00
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The Homewood Science Center is hosting a discussion on bird migration and wild turkeys at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, as part of its Celebrate Urban Birds project. The presentation will be given by Jacob Drucker, a Ph.D. student in evolutionary biology and an ornithologist at the University of Chicago. The program will be available through Zoom.

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