Category Archives: wildlife

2016 Lecture Series at Midewin Underway

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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Biodiversity Research in Kenya: A Report from the Field by SUST Prof. Julian Kerbis Peterhans

Roosevelt University professor of natural science Julian Kerbis Peterhans diligently works on his research at in the Field Museum of Natural History’s mammals department; but during the summer months he often finds himself in the biologically rich lands of Central … Continue reading

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Study Conservation Biology in Tropical Africa this Spring in BIOL 369

BIOL 369/469 Conservation Biology is 13-day, field-based course offered this Spring 2016 semester at RU that will be largely carried out in an ancient rainforest and two savannah biomes of Tanzania, all three of which are World Heritage sites. This … Continue reading

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Bison Reintroduced to the Illinois Prairie

by Tiffany Mucci A monumental and long-awaited phase in the restoration efforts at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie was realized last month with the reintroduction of a small herd of American bison.  Midewin spans a 19,000-acre piece of land located just … Continue reading

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Wildlife Conservation in Hawaii: Emily Rhea Reports on Her Summer 2015 Internship Experience

During the summer of 2015, several Roosevelt University students majoring in Sustainability Studies did internships or pursued study abroad opportunities in various locales around the world, from Chicago to Hawaii and from Schaumburg to Scandinavia. Over the last couple months, we’ve been posting … 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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