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Remains of an “outdoor museum” built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933. The concrete enclosures originally held fish, turtles, snakes, and other creatures. The museum was only open during the summer, and so captive animals were released at the end of the season.

But apparently some animals have decided to stick around! The concrete foundation still holds water, and was teeming with frogs (Lithobates clamitans) and tadpoles when I visited.

©Zachary A. Cava

Earth Day is April 22, 2015. To celebrate this day when we come together in the spirit of protecting our environment, City Colleges is planning events for you to get involved. Check out the schedule below to find out what’s going on at your college:

Truman College

Water Plant Tour

9:00 AM - Earth Day! Visit to the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

Environmental Club Members


Malcolm X College

Earth Day Celebration Workshop and Fair

11 am – 3 pm

Student Government Association, Biology Club, and Green Committee are preparing for an Earth Day Celebration in the Theater (workshop) and Student Union North (fair).

Earth Day Documentary Showing

In observance of Earth Day, the film Watermark will be shown for students/employees. This is a documentary regarding our history with the use of water. This event will be held in DL 2102A and 2102B spaces. Movie start times are: 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:15pm.

Wright College

Earth Day Campus Center

10-10:30- Tree Planting Ceremony, 11:00am-3pm- Go Green for Graduation

Stop by one of 25 exhibits at the Wright College Earth Day Event. Make sure that you leave Wright College with an environmental education that you can use to educate others on environmental issues.

Kennedy-King College

SGA Class of 2015 Tree Planting

2:00pm, KKC Main Courtyard

In honor of the Class of 2015 and Earth Day, SGA will plant a tree on the main quad of campus. This tree will stand as a testament to the amazing achievements of the Class of 2015 and as a constant reminder that we are stewards of a legacy that requires nurturing in order to thrive.

Olive-Harvey College

Video: Top Ten List for Saving Life on Planet Earth

Room L426- 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

This video lists 10 powerful things you can do to help in saving our planet, along with information on sustainability.

Daley College

11-1:30 in the Main Lobby

Join us as we celebrate Earth Day! There will be live demonstrations, information on ways to “go green,” and how you can be a part of sustainability projects happening in our community.