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 and go to the events calendar and click on the event.

All Nature Speaks talks will have an option of in-person or as a virtual Zoom presentations.  After registration, the library will send you a link to the event as it gets closer to the date.

January 26th, 2023 - Kevin Griebenow

A Zoom Presentation 7:00 - 8:30                          

"Understanding Floods and Water Management -  How Much is it Going to Rain and When Will the Water Come Roaring Through Here?"


Hydrology, the movement of water across land is important to the history of our location and the shaping of the land. The city of Chicago (and Prospect Heights) is here because of hydrology.


Join us as we welcome Kevin Griebenow, P. E. as he will present his highly informative presentation on Hydrometeorology and Hydrology and how it affects us.


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April 20th, 2023 - Peter Cairns

A Zoom Presentation 1:00 - 2:30 pm

"SCOTLAND: A Rewilding Journey"


Please join us as we welcome Peter Cairns, Executive Director of SCOTLAND: The Big Picture for his presentation SCOTLAND: A Rewilding Journey".


It wasn’t so long ago that vibrant, wild forests stretched across much of Scotland. Beavers and cranes were at home in extensive wetlands. Salmon and trout filled the rivers. Lynx, wolf and wild boar stalked wooded glades. Today, although it’s easy to be seduced by the raw beauty of the landscape, Scotland has become one of the most ecologically depleted nations on Earth. Our large carnivores are all gone, our soils have become impoverished and across millions of acres, a bare, denuded landscape supports very little life.


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Prospect Heights, IL. 60070

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