Category Archives: wildlife

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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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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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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Illinois Audubon Society and Joliet Park District Announce Major Expansion of an Urban Woodland

Green space is a premium in urban environments, and opportunities to expand existing high-quality parkland and natural areas come along all too infrequently. This week, the city of Joliet (pop. 148,000) learned that its famed urban forest in the East Side … Continue reading

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Battle Invasive Species in the Adirondacks this Summer!

Looking for an opportunity to battle invasive aquatic species and explore the wild lands and waters of upstate New York? The Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program is now accepting applications for approximately 30 full time and a few part time summer … Continue reading

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SUST 220 Water Class Goes With the Flow!

This autumn the SUST 220 Water class at Roosevelt University has taken full advantage of the glorious weather by exploring Chicago’s waterways.  SUST professor Michele Hoffman Trotter and class joined forces with Friends of the Chicago River for a memorable … Continue reading

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