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.
June 26, 2019 - Bill Kleiman
Nachusa Grasslands Project Director
"Nachusa Grasslands: 30 Years of Protecting and Restoring Habitat"
Please join us as we welcome Bill Kleiman for his presentation "Nachusa Grasslands: 30 Years of Protecting and Restoring Habitat".
Thirty years ago, it was a radical notion to attempt to purchase and restore a semblance of the lost Illinois landscape. Today because of the efforts of people like Bill Kleiman, it has become more commonplace.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - Bob Dean
"Flooding in the Region and What You Can Do
Bob Dean has really great ideas about urban flooding. “Urban flooding is an increasingly important problem, and affects many residents of Prospect Heights. Please join us as we welcome Bob Dean for his presentation "Flooding in the Region and What You Can Do About It”.
January 30th, 2020 - Katherine Moore Powell, PHD
Climate Change Ecologist, The Field Museum
“A Natural Fortress Against Climate Change: Building Healthy, Resilient Urban Green Spaces”
We invite you to spend an evening With Katherine Moore Powell PHD to hear her most important presentation, “A Natural Fortress Against Climate Change: Building Healthy, Resilient Urban Green Spaces” .
This talk will outline the status of Chicago’s urban green spaces, the Green Infrastructure Vision, and how to build resilient habitats that will not only endure but provide many desirable ecosystem services needed in our changing urban environments.