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UHCi Urban Ecology Lecture : Perspectives on Nature - April 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 · 7:00 PM

FoxSquirrel.jpg Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)


Join two of the nation’s most prominent urban ecologists, Steve Sullivan, Curator of Urban Ecology at the Chicago Academy of Sciences and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Joel Brown, Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Illinois at Chicago, for a discussion of PERSPECTIVES on NATURE illustrated by concrete, local examples.

Perspectives on Nature -
“Tree Squirrels: Narrators of the Nature in Your Neighborhood” .

Their lecture will address the relationships of humans - bipedal animals - to other species in the food chain and our shared environment, including ethical questions as they relate to urban agriculture.

Using tree squirrel populations as a barometer of biodiversity even across adjacent neighborhoods, Sullivan and Brown will show how our personal perspectives vitally affect our role in the life cycles we share with other habitants of the natural world.

The animated, family-friendly lecture will include an equally lively discussion. Read more about Steve Sullivan here.

This presentation will be filmed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Offered through Urban Habitat Chicago Institute

Lecture: Perspectives on Nature: by Steve Sullivan and Joel Brown
DATE CHANGE!: Tuesday, April 3
TIME CHANGE!: 7:00 to 9:30pm
Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago
Easy, free on-street parking
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - Map

Event is free, but registration is required. Please register by emailing the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at adultprograms@naturemuseum.org

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