Winter Break: Make Your Own Exposure

By Schuler Scholar Program 12/22/2014

From the opera to the theatre, from a circuit court to the Field Museum, Schuler Scholars visit a diverse array of interesting places on core and mini exposures throughout the year. These outings give Scholars the chance to enjoy many social, cultural, and civic offerings in the greater Chicagoland area, and they also give AmeriCorps Scholar Coaches the chance to share personal and academic interests with Scholars.

With school out of session for the holidays, why not take a day to enjoy one of the Scholars’ recent favorites?

Lookingglass Alice at the Lookingglass Theatre - Chicago, IL

Now playing through February 15, 2015

From the theatre:

“Imagination soars and laughter and awe abound when this signature production returns with all its gravity-defying spectacle and breathtaking theatricality. Lookingglass Alice is a marvel for all ages, transporting audiences down the rabbit hole to a circus-infused playground for an exhilarating wonderland adventure inspired by Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories.”

From a Schuler Scholar Coach:

“Round Lake Scholars went on a great exposure yesterday. We saw Lookingglass Alice at the Lookingglass Theatre. It’s a fun show. The way they stage the show in the small theatre is very interesting, and there are a lot of impressive acrobatics. It was one of the most entertaining shows I’ve seen with Scholars.”

Ask-a-Scientist and Other Programs at Fermilab - Batavia, IL

Monthly

From Fermilab:

“Take science questions straight to experts. Physicists answer questions and explain everything from the Big Bang to how a particle accelerator works.”

From a Schuler Scholar Coach:

“We took our scholars to Fermilab in Batavia, IL and I think it could be great as an exposure over winter break! We went to the Ask-a-Scientist event, where we listened to a very accessible hour presentation about particle accelerators, had time to chat with physicists, and then took an hour-long tour. The programs are really engaging and all of the physicists do a great job explaining tricky concepts. They also have “Physics for Everyone” lectures and group tours during the week, so those could fit in with scholars’ winter break schedules.”

David Bowie Is Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, IL

Runs through January 4, 2015

From the museum:

“David Bowie Is presents the first retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie—one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time. More than 400 objects, most from the David Bowie Archive—including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material from the past five decades—are brought together for the first time.”

From a Schuler Scholar Coach:

“David Bowie Is explores Bowie's creative process. I thought the show explained why he adopted personas, like Ziggy Stardust, particularly well.”

If you have suggestions for spring exposures, join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Happy holidays!

Round Lake Schuler Scholars visited the David Bowie Is exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Round Lake Schuler Scholars visited the David Bowie Is exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Warren Scholars attended one of the monthly Ask-a-Scientist events at Fermilab.

Warren Scholars attended one of the monthly Ask-a-Scientist events at Fermilab.

Warren Scholars spoke to a physicist during the Ask-a-Scientist event.

Warren Scholars spoke to a physicist during the Ask-a-Scientist event.

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