Please join us on June 22 at noon CT for a dynamic virtual event celebrating the beauty and diversity of prairies.
Philip Juras will present awe-inspiring images of prairies—one of Earth’s most endangered ecosystems—and connect his art with the ecology of prairie ecosystems and their history. Juras will be joined in conversation by
- Field Museum distinguished conservation ecologist and ornithologist Dr. Douglas Stotz,
- Director of Chicago’s North Park Village Nature Center Amaris Alanis-Ribeiro, and
- Conservation and Policy Council member for the Forest Preserves of Cook County and restoration ecologist Laurel Ross.
Keller Science Action Center Director Amy Rosenthal will moderate the conversation about the importance of prairies, local restoration efforts, and grassland birds in Chicago Wilderness and take questions from the audience. This virtual event is part of a series of programming supporting Picturing the Prairie, an exhibition on display at Chicago Botanic Garden from May 1 to September 12, 2021.
The event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required.