Prospect Heights Library program looks at effects of climate change
The Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission and the Prospect Heights Public Library are co-sponsoring an educational program titled "Restoring in the Face of Climate Change" at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, this program will occur virtually through the library's Zoom platform. Instructions for logging into the program will be emailed to registrants on the day of the program.
Climate change is affecting our everyday life as well as the ecosystems surrounding us and the organisms that live in them. At the same time, people are realizing all the benefits natural areas provide, including carbon storage, as a way of combating climate change
The presentation will be given by Izabella Redlinski, a conservation ecologist at the Field Museum's Keller Science Action Center working in the greater Chicago Wilderness area and concentrating many of her efforts in the Calumet region.
Redlinski works to conserve high quality remnant habitats and species that reside within them, as well as bring back the health and resilience to those areas that have heavily been affected by urban sprawl and industrial development.
She spends a lot of time thinking about restoration efforts, what is nature in an urban setting, what specific techniques can be used to pre-adapt conservation efforts to climate change and what collective and individual actions we can take to ameliorate the effects of it.
Nature Speaks is a partnership between Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission and the Prospect Heights Public Library. The program is free; register at www.phpl.info.