Youth Organization for Lights Out
Light Pollution Project
What is Youth Organization for Lights Out (YOLO)?
Y.O.L.O. is an environmental justice program learning about light pollution with a focus on human health. The program is located at World Language High School, part of the Little Village Lawndale High School Campus.
This ten-week program will empower you to participate in the scientific inquiry process as you collect, analyze, and share results of your light pollution investigations through civic action and community advocacy. You will also develop a prototype solution and action plans to increase awareness of light pollution.
You will also have the opportunity to view three different stages as to how global citizens view urban and rural night skies. In addition to learning to use data collecting tools.
You will become very familiar with the International Dark Sky Association.
Dates are from October 8th through December 19th from 4pm-6:30pm
Tuesday, October 8th
Thursday, October 10th
Saturday, October 12th (5pm - 8:30pm)*
Tuesday, October 15th
Thursday, October 17th
Tuesday, October 22nd
Thursday, October 24th
Saturday, October 26th (4pm - 9pm)**
Tuesday, October 29th
Thursday, November 7th
Tuesday, November 12th
Thursday, November 14th
Tuesday, November 19th
Thursday, November 21st
Saturday, November 23rd (3pm - 10pm)**~
Tuesday, December 3rd (3pm-9pm)~
Thursday, December 5th
Tuesday, December 10th
Thursday, December 12th
Saturday, December 14th, (12pm-4pm)~
Tuesday, December 17th
Thursday, December 19th
Saturday, December 21st (2pm - 9pm)***~
~Meet at Adler Planetarium
* Chicago night sky park observations
**Dark sky park field trip
***Dark sky park make-up day
(Additional dates may be added for presentation opportunities and/or Teen Program collaborations)
Illinois' First Dark Sky Park
Middle Fork River Forest Preserve
Light pollution coming from Rantoul, IL
Photo from Andres V.
Sky Quality Meter
One of the measurements taught how to use to measure the night.
Chicago Light Pollution
View from Indiana Dunes