Evanston residents are invited to join an adult learning community to study water – a defining feature not only of geography but also of social, economic, political, cultural, and spiritual lives.

Evanston’s location on the southwest shore of Lake Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes in the Great Lakes Watershed, means that the community is one of the major beneficiaries and, at the same time, caretaker, of the largest system of freshwater on the surface of earth.

Every workshop will include a short talk, discussion, hands-on activity, and tea. For the first workshop, the focus will be on the issue of water quality.

The free class will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 15 at the Arrington Lagoon shelter in Dawes Park; interested participants should register for class #733101 A6. Anyone with questions may call Adam Abajian at 847-866-2913.