--January 10th, 2019
If you haven't heard... (I am guessing that if you go to A.A. Stagg High you most likely have heard about it), A.A. Stagg High School is organizing a free conservation expo in partnership with Homes4Monarchs, a non-profit organization founded by a Stagg Junior, Peter Gordan.
ConEx is a free public expo for all ages and all people that are interested in learning about the amazing beauty in our environment, community, and within us. Many different organizations and groups from the Chicago-land area are going to be present there, such as the Brookfield Zoo, Shedd Aquarium, and MANY MANY MORE, around 40+ more (but you are going to have to see our roaster when you get there *wink*). But that is not the ONLY thing going on! There will also be crafts and arts for kids and adults, along with an indoor-market that features a variety of local food, craft, and beauty product vendors!
But, it wouldn't be a fair without some science activities, speakers and ENCOUNTERS WITH LIVE ANIMALS. Yup, you read that right. We are going to have bears there (well, don't hold me accountable about that... cause I mean... you'll see). If you don't have anything to do this Saturday and want to do something cool with your family or friends, come out to ConEx and check out the different things you can do. And, since its free, if you don't like it, you can always leave, we won't be mad. But there are so many different things to do that we are CONVINCED that you are going to want to stay longer than just the scheduled four o'clock.
The event had a ton of preparation time put into it, with people going out of their way to stay after school and get involved in both a logistical and creative sense. When you are at a ConEx meeting you can really see the passion of the students shine through, and you see how their involvement isn't just to put together a convention, but it's also about building community of people that are willing to put themselves on the forefront of leading innovation in the space of environmental conservatism.
My job mainly had to do with working the sector of PR, managing the press credentials, the number of people that are planning on showing, and managing the Twitter and Instagram accounts (you can still find me running those accounts and follow us @Homes4Monarchs). This experience really put me not only in the spotlight, but gave me the understanding of working with people and interacting with the internet and social media platforms, so I personally cannot wait for the whole thing to come together and really be tailored to everyone in our community!
If you have time this Saturday, January 12th, 2019, come on out to Amos Alonzo Stagg High School (8015 W 111th St, Palos Hills, IL 60465), from noon to four in the afternoon. We are all excited to show you the things you can do to help the world around you!