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Black History and Botany Tours with Urban Roots Teen Docents

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come celebrate and learn about Black history through a free, interactive tour with our Urban Roots teen docent program! Many of the plants growing at the Conservatory have deep significance to Black history, and the ways we think about horticulture has been shaped by so many Black scientists, artists, and thinkers. To honor and celebrate these plants, people, and legacies, our Urban Roots teens have woven together stories and information on botany, ecology, horticulture, Black culture, and Black history. To meet our teen docents and learn about their plant research, come visit the Conservatory!
Choose a time slot and sign up for your guided tour on Eventbrite. Please remember to make a reservation to visit the Conservatory for the time of your arrival. Head to the Community Room (adjacent to the lobby) five minutes before your scheduled tour time.

This program is made possible in part by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and the PNC Foundation. Principal funding for Urban Roots has been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) [MA20-16-0031-16]. Additional funding provided by: Bank of American Foundation, Anonymous Fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, IMC Chicago Charitable Foundation, The PNC Foundation, After School Matters and an anonymous donor.


February 26
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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