Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission
July 10th, 2017 - Dr. Abigail Derby Lewis
Senior Conservation Ecologist and Senior Program Manager for the Chicago Region at The Field Museum of Natural History.
Dr. Abigail Derby Lewis is a Senior Conservation Ecologist and Senior Program Manager for the Chicago Region at The Field Museum of Natural History.
A captivating and dynamic speaker, her presentation entitled
"Building Resilient Communities in a Changing Climate: Why urban nature (really) matters", will take a close look at how a changing climate is affecting people and nature in the Greater Chicago Region, and what actions you can take to reduce these impacts and help your community be resilient to changes now and in the future.
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.
Dr. Derby Lewis presenting at IUCN 2016 World Conservation Congress-Monarch Butterfly
Dr. Derby Lewis works in the Keller Science Action Center, a division dedicated to translating museum science into lasting results for conservation and cultural understanding. Her work focuses on landscape conservation planning throughout the Midwest and on climate change adaptation for urban natural areas, working closely with natural resource managers at the federal, state and local level to develop place-based adaptation strategies.
Abigail is an avid climate communicator and promotes the climate conversation through speaking engagements and community engagement efforts, as well we her role as co-chair of the Chicago Wilderness Climate Committee and editor of the Climate Change Newsletter.