Summer Solstice Social at McDonald Farm

Celebrate the longest day of the year by embracing the power of solar energy at a Summer Solstice Social on Wednesday, June 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at our McDonald Farm headquarters in Naperville.

The Social is co-sponsored by The Conservation Foundation and the Illinois Solar Energy Association and will highlight new technologies at the Farm from our most amazing renewable resource, the sun.

Visitors will enjoy a presentation on the value of solar energy and learn about The Conservation Foundation’s solar panels mounted on the barn roof. After a quick tour of the panels and other eco-friendly features such as the wind turbine that are part of the 60-acre headquarters, visitors can enjoy light refreshments and socialize with other solar enthusiasts.

The evening is topped off with the greatest show of all: the sunset marking the beginning of the Earth’s rotation from its furthest point from the equator, onward toward the winter solstice when daylight is the shortest before the cycle continues again.

This is a free event, but you do need to register - Click here!

Here is our tentative agenda:

6:30 - Arrive & Mingle

7:00 - Introductions and Welcome in the Clow Education Center

7:15 - Informal Illinois Solar Energy Association Presentation on Value of Solar Energy

7:30 - Presentation on The Conservation Foundation's Renewable Energy Features & Experiences

7:45 - Question & Answer Discussion

8:00 - Walking Tour of McDonald Farm's Solar and Other Renewable Energy Examples, Socializing

8:30 - SUNSET!