Category Archives: biodiversity

Microcosm in Alaska: August 2015 Update

This guest post is by Michele Hoffman Trotter, SUST adjunct professor at Roosevelt University and director/co-producer of the Microcosm film project. Here Michele relates new developments on filming, research, and fundraising for this exciting interdisciplinary endeavor as of this summer and as … Continue reading

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Sustainability at the Field Museum: SUST Major Laura Miller Hill Reports on Her Summer Internship

During the summer of 2015, several Roosevelt University students majoring in Sustainability Studies have been doing internships or pursuing study abroad opportunities in various locales around the world, from Chicago to Hawaii and from Schaumburg to Scandinavia. Over the new several weeks, we’ll post … Continue reading

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Joliet’s Pilcher Park Hosts a BioBlitz for Scientists and Public on June 12 and 13

Scientists and citizens alike in Will County are gearing up for a “BioBlitz” to document the biodiversity in Pilcher Park, an urban woodland within the Hickory Creek watershed and the hidden gem of Joliet and Will County. During a BioBlitz, biologists gather at … Continue reading

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Bubbly Creek Restoration Plan: Deadline for Public Comments is May 15

Please read this message from one of RU’s environmental education partners, Friends of the Chicago River. Bubbly Creek is one of the region’s most famous (and notoriously abused) waterways, and now has a chance for environmental restoration. Even in its … Continue reading

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Burning the Prairie at Spring Valley in Schaumburg: Melanie Blume Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This is the 4th guest post by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities are … Continue reading

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Prescribed Burn at RU’s Schaumburg Campus Scheduled for this Week

As part of Roosevelt University’s commitment to restoring a healthy prairie ecosystem at our Schaumburg Campus, we will be conducting a prescribed burn of the Campus native prairie this week. The date will be determined by the weather. Fire has … Continue reading

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Bison to Return to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

From the Associated Press via the NY Times: CHICAGO — A small herd of around two dozen bison could be grazing on restored grassland south of Chicago as soon as this fall now that the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has … Continue reading

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