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Recap: CLX Field Trip No. 1 | Adler Planetarium

On Wednesday, December 5th, a small group of CLX members gathered for the first-ever CLX Field Trip to the Adler Planetarium. CLX Field Trips are the brainchild of Lisa Kim, a CLX Advisory Committee member, who created this pilot program to extend CLX Community experiences beyond monthly meetups.

Although there are no yellow school buses involved, CLX Field Trips seek to provide members with the unique, hands-on opportunity to gain inspiration and insights while learning about fellow CLX member organizations and making new connections. Field Trips are intimate by design, limiting participation to no more than 15 members to maximize the impact of the experience and cultivate new and lasting connections.

Participants of CLX Field Trip No. 1 were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the Adler Planetarium which included private tours of the Space Visualization Lab and Teen Programs space (did you know the teens meet in a separate building right on the edge of the lake?) and an in-depth look at the Adler's archive collections from their Collections Manager, Chris Helms.

The field trip culminated with a free lunch at Galileo’s Cafe during which participants and Adler staff continued conversations over a delicious meal. Participants also received an unexpected surprise gift from the Adler staff - astronaut ice cream, free passes, and a lapel pin that has traveled to outer space!

More CLX Field Trips are coming soon! Join the CLX newsletter to stay up-to-date on CLX community events. If your organization is interested in hosting a CLX Field Trip, contact Jia Lok Pratt.

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