A man in a baseball cap stood at a map and pointed to a blue sticky note affixed to New Mexico. “This is the canyon where I abandoned my PhD,” he said. He described being alone in the canyon conducting research for his dissertation, and realizing that he was spending all that time on one … Continue reading Taking our Maps on the Road
This month’s guest blogger is Emma Martell, Manager of Learning Exploration at Lincoln Park Zoo. Emma joined the GeoConvos team in 2017. Our facilitator guide is improving, our team has grown, our goals are set… It’s finally time to share GeoConvos with a new audience! Facilitators from programs at Lincoln Park Zoo, Peggy Notebaert Nature … Continue reading Expanding the Convo
By: Ilana Bruton | June 2, 2017 We began this journey many moonshots ago, way back when we were merely a team of two organizations, the Chicago History Museum (CHM) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Education. It all started with a conversation: could CHM learn from our past to build … Continue reading Return of [the] GeoConvos
The GeoConvos team is pleased to present the following guest post by Michael Cansfield, Grants Manager at the Chicago History Museum (CHM). Michael has played a key role securing support for the GeoConvos project. Written by Michael Cansfield | April 29, 2015 For the past 4 years, I have had the pleasure and responsibility of … Continue reading A Plea for Working in the Open From Your Friendly Neighborhood Grants Manager
The GeoConvos team is pleased to present the following guest post by Dana Lamparello, Senior Archivist for Architecture and Visual Materials at the Chicago History Museum (CHM). Below Dana details her experience as a participant during the most recent GeoConvos session with CHM Staff. Joseph Rumenapp, PhD assisted as a facilitator during Dana's geobio session. By … Continue reading People as Places
Assistant Professor Nathan Phillips of University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Education explains embodies conversations.
Ilana Bruton, Public Programs Manager at the Chicago History Museum talks about an experience sampling activity.
Lynn McRainey, Chief Education Officer of the Chicago History Museum shares about the GEOCONVOS project and touches on her thoughts on maps and identity.