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An Illuminating Summer Solstice Soirée in Washington Park

Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Wednesday, 21 June 2017
An Illuminating Summer Solstice Soirée in Washington Park

Last Saturday marked the Urban Ecology Center's 10th annual Summer Solstice Soirée as well as the 10th Anniversary of our branch in Washington Park.

Guests enjoyed an illuminating evening with Washington Park’s lagoon as a picturesque backdrop as we celebrated how the Urban Ecology Center and our supporters are lighting the way by educating youth, preserving the land, connecting people to nature and bringing communities together.

We are deeply grateful for the generosity of our guests, sponsors, board of directors, friends and volunteers. Enjoy this look at selected moments from the evening, and visit our photo album on Facebook for even more highlights!

solstice guests outside
This year's Summer Solstice Soirée was our first ever in Washington Park!
Photo: Sarina Counard-Ryals

solstice guests
Guests had fun posing for photos with props inspired by our programs.
Photo: Sarina Counard-Ryals

solstice guests outside
Despite a few small burst of rain, guests were able enjoy themselves outside.
Photo: Sarina Counard-Ryals

solstice guestsPhoto: Sarina Counard-Ryals

solstice 17 auction
Guests helped support the Center's mission by bidding on items in our live auction.
Photo: Sarina Counard-Ryals

solstice 17 lanterns
We concluded the evening and celebrated the Summer Solstice by launching lanterns on the Washington Park lagoon. Photo: Sarina Counard-Ryals

Hosted by:

Margarete and David Harvey

Thank you to our sponsors!

Summer Solstice Soirée 2017 Sponsors

Urban Ecology Center

Urban Ecology Center

At the Urban Ecology Center, we get people of all ages outside and active every single day!  We foster ecological understanding as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood.  Read more about us here!

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