Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission
Nature Speaks is a part of our Education and Outreach programs and is a collaboration with our partner, the Prospect Heights Public Library.
The series will feature four speakers annually, one each season and is designed to bring important national and regional speakers to Prospect Heights to discuss important, informative and entertaining topics affecting our city, our state and our planet.
All programs take place at the Prospect Heights Public Library's Borland meeting room and start promptly at 7:00. Nature Speaks is free admission but registration is necessary. Please register by calling or visiting the information desk at the library, 847.259.3500 ext. 35 or register on line at http://www.phpl.info/ and go to the events calendar and click on the event.
April 19, 2018 - Allison Sacerdote-Velat
"Smooth Greensnake Conservation in Northern Illinois."
Dr Sacerdote-Velat, one of the leading authorities on Green Snakes, will focus on the known threats to conservation of smooth green snakes. An Illinois species in great need of conservation she will focus on her research, their ecology, and applied conservation techniques being used to aid the persistence of the species in the region.
June 28, 2018 - Dr. Gerould Wilhelm
Director of Research at the Conservation Research Institute in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
"Consilience, Concinnity, and the Way".
Consilience means “jumping together” and is typified when all the elements of an ecosystem are working in harmony. The health of an ecosystem is directly related to consilience. If one acknowledges that plants and animals grow in habitats to which they are adapted....