Roosevelt Faculty & Staff Encouraged To Attend RU / FPDCC Partnership Exploratory Meeting on Oct. 20th

How can the largest forest preserve district in the United States (over 69,000 acres) support the teaching, research, and/or service goals of our university? RU faculty and staff are invited to come think out loud together about a partnership between Roosevelt University and the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPDCC) with two FDPCC staff members. Interested RU faculty and staff will meet Oct. 20 from 2-3:30 p.m. in RM 812 AUD (The Center for Teaching and Learning). You can join the discussion via web conference through Zoom (

Free print materials (FPCC countywide maps, FPCC regional maps) and a lending copy of “Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County,” an hour-long documentary are available from Mary Hauser at 312-341-2440 (or A brief preview of the documentary can be seen here.

The potential scholarly, educational, and mission-related connections to this incredible public resource are numerous and only limited by our collective imagination. Whether you’ll be joining us or you’re unable to attend but are interested, please send an RSVP via email to the Center for Teaching and Learning (

Mary Hauser, Executive Secretary
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