Chicago Wilderness Congress at UIC Tomorrow (Nov. 15)

Tomorrow the University of Illinois at Chicago will host the 2012 Chicago Wilderness Congress, which brings together representatives of the alliance’s 260 member organizations along with students, educators, volunteers, community partners, and interested members of the public in a dynamic exchange of ideas, success stories, and lessons learned.

Eden Place Nature Center, an important sustainability asset in the Fuller Park community, and the only nature center on the Side Side of Chicago
(photo by Meg Gravelle, 2012)

Two undergraduate students from Roosevelt’s Honors Program, SUST major Conor Swenson and English/philosophy double-major Katrina Wiecek, will make a formal presentation on the community-based sustainability asset research they did for Prof. Mike Bryson’s spring 2012 honors section  of SUST 210 Sustainable Future. Their talk is part of a research-oriented session entitled “Biodiversity, Conservation, and Sustainability: Understanding the Chicago Region’s Natural and Human Assets.” Conor was part of a student group who explored the Fuller Park neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, while Katrina worked with a group focusing on Roosevelt’s home turf, the South Loop.

The Congress takes place at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Rd) and include sessions with over 100 presenters. Click here to learn more and register. Discounted registration is available for students. This is a great opportunity to learn from and network with a wide range of environmental and conservation professionals from throughout the Chicago region.

Good luck with your presentation, Conor and Katrina!

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