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The Gem of Chicago Wilderness: Restoration of the Greatest Ecological Region of the U. S.

May 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT


Chicago Wilderness is arguably the greatest ecological area in the United States!  How can that be since 9.5 million people live in the greater Chicago area?  This presentation quantifies the ecological splendor of our area, considers how that great diversity came to be, illustrates our ecologically wonderful nature preserves, and emphasizes how restoration efforts by any and everyone can solidify our ecological gem! Join us to hear this discussion led by Spencer Cortwright.

Spencer Cortwright earned his BA degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University in Bloomington in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and performed Post-Doctoral research and teaching at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Cortwright has taught at Indiana University Northwest for nearly 29 years. He spent over a quarter of a century studying the ecology amphibians, but of late has focused all his effort on restoration ecology.


Our virtual space is limited. Please, register only for the number of connections you will need to access the Zoom meeting, rather than the number of people who will attend on your device. We will stream the event live to Facebook if the Zoom meeting fills.

This event is being provided free of charge. If you are able, please consider making a donation to support Shirley Heinze Land Trust’s outreach and education programming so that we can continue to provide these opportunities to all people.


May 4, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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