Category Archives: biodiversity

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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Making Wine at the Volkening Heritage Farm: Melanie Blume Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This is the 3rd 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 … Continue reading

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Mice, Lions, and The Doors: Adventures in Paris with Julian Kerbis Peterhans

RU Professor of Natural Science and Sustainability Studies Julian Kerbis Peterhans recently returned to Chicago after 10 days at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MHNH) in Paris where he gave a talk on his work on African lions. Most of … Continue reading

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Fall 2015 Course Preview for SUST 330 Biodiversity at the Field Museum

This coming Fall 2015 semester the Sustainability Studies program will offer a special section of SUST 330 Biodiversity that will meet at the Field Museum of Natural History on Thursdays from 9am to 1pm. Overview of SUST 330 at the … Continue reading

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