Category Archives: parks and public land

Northern Exposure: Student International Research Panel at RU Today, 3pm

As part of the 2016 Distinguished Environmental Justice Organizer Series hosted by the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project, students that participated in Prof. Bethany Barratt’s POS 350 Environmental Justice class will report back from their comparative research trip in late … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Forest Conservation in Tanzania: SUST Alum Emily Rhea Reflects on Conservation Biology Travel Course

During the spring of 2016, Roosevelt students in Prof. Nobby Cordiero’s BIOL 367 Conservation Biology class capped off their semester with a May trip to Tanzania. This guest post is by RU alum Emily Rhea, a May 2016 SUST graduate … Continue reading

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In It for the Long-Haul: SUST Major Tiffany Mucci Reflects on Her Spring Internship at Midewin

This spring 2016 semester, several students in the Sustainability Studies Program here at Roosevelt have reported and reflected upon their sustainability-related internship experiences. Here’s Tiffany Mucci’s final such post, a senior SUST major interning in plant conservation and ecological restoration at Midewin National … Continue reading

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RU Reforesting: Fundraiser This Thursday

RU Reforesting Fundraiser at Nando’s Peri-Peri Restaurant Thursday, April 21st, 2016 6:00pm – 10:00pm 953 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607   (West Loop location) One of our very own student organizations, RU Reforesting, is gearing up for a travel-abroad biology … Continue reading

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Upcoming Opportunities for Environmental Service with C3

Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) is offering many volunteer opportunities this spring to give back to the community and the Earth. C3 is an environmental education leader in Chicago, partnering with other area organizations to improve our neighborhoods through environmental service. See … Continue reading

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“National Parks and America’s Railroads” — Tomorrow at Midewin

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in southern Will County, about 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, is the largest tallgrass prairie ecological restoration project east of the Mississippi River, and one of the great open space resources / biodiversity preserves … Continue reading

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