Field Museum at Brushwood Center

In 2016, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods announced a new partnership with The Field Museum. This quarterly speaker series is designed to inform Northern Illinois residents on new and brilliant research underway at The Field Museum - without the long drive to Chicago. This new partnership gives The Field Museum a chance to reach their northern neighbors while allowing the Brushwood Center a chance to further the conversation on important environmental and cultural issues that impact our region and world.


2017 Lectures


Kids Need Nature & Nature Needs Kids

with Alison Paul

Sunday, March 19
1-3pm

Add this event to your Calendar 03/19/2017 01:00 PM 03/19/2017 03:00 PM America/Chicago Field Museum at Brushwood Center
Kids Need Nature & Nature Needs Kids
Learn about how and why childhood has moved indoors and the exciting ways that The Field Museum and other Lake County partners are helping counteract this trend. Alison Paul invites conservation and youth leaders, parents, teachers, and youth to join her in a conversation to discuss ways in which we, as a community, can build a strong and diverse next generation of conservation leaders in Chicago.
$7/person, $5 for members. Register here: https://www.brushwoodcenter.org/Programs/Discovery/FieldMuseumatBrushwood.html.
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods, IL Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods info@brushwoodcenter.org false MM/DD/YYYY aLMtHcsryzhqzKtPQmjn29632

Learn about how and why childhood has moved indoors and the exciting ways that The Field Museum and other Lake County partners are helping counteract this trend. Alison Paul invites conservation and youth leaders, parents, teachers, and youth to join her in a conversation to discuss ways in which we, as a community, can build a strong and diverse next generation of conservation leaders in Chicago.


A Monarch's View of the City

with Abigail Derby Lewis

Sunday, June 25
1-3pm

Add this event to your Calendar 06/25/2017 01:00 PM 06/25/2017 03:00 PM America/Chicago Field Museum at Brushwood Center
A Monarch’s View of the City with Abigail Derby Lewis
Monarch butterfly numbers are in a decline, but there is an energetic movement to turn those numbers around. Find out what has contributed to their developing endangerment and how urban areas--and you--can be part of the solution.
$7/person, $5 for members. Register here: https://www.brushwoodcenter.org/Programs/Discovery/FieldMuseumatBrushwood.html.
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods, IL Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods info@brushwoodcenter.org false MM/DD/YYYY aLMtHcsryzhqzKtPQmjn29632

Monarch butterfly numbers are in a decline, but there is an energetic movement to turn those numbers around. Find out what has contributed to their developing endangerment and how urban areas--and you--can be part of the solution.


Tropical Fish Rapid Inventories

with Lesley DeSouza

Sunday, September 17
1-3pm

Add this event to your Calendar 09/17/2017 01:00 PM 09/17/2017 03:00 PM America/Chicago Field Museum at Brushwood Center
Tropical Fish Rapid Inventories with Lesley DeSouza
Join Dr. De Souza as she discusses critical environmental and cultural conservation efforts of tropical fish in the Amazon and her work on the Keller Science Action Center's Rapid Inventory Team.
$7/person, $5 for members. Register here: https://www.brushwoodcenter.org/Programs/Discovery/FieldMuseumatBrushwood.html.
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods, IL Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods info@brushwoodcenter.org false MM/DD/YYYY aLMtHcsryzhqzKtPQmjn29632

Join Dr. De Souza as she discusses critical environmental and cultural conservation efforts of tropical fish in the Amazon and her work on the Keller Science Action Center's Rapid Inventory Team.

Quality of Life: Planning for Conservation

with Jacob Campbell

Sunday, November 5
1-3pm

Add this event to your Calendar 11/05/2017 01:00 PM 11/05/2017 03:00 PM America/Chicago Field Museum at Brushwood Center
Quality of Life: Planning for Conservation with Jacob Campbell
Access to natural areas is an important aspect of living a healthy, happy life. Learn how Dr. Campbell and his Social Science Team work with underrepresented communities to ensure the access and availability of natural areas, and, in turn, the conservation of those spaces.
$7/person, $5 for members. Register here: https://www.brushwoodcenter.org/Programs/Discovery/FieldMuseumatBrushwood.html.
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods, IL Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods info@brushwoodcenter.org false MM/DD/YYYY aLMtHcsryzhqzKtPQmjn29632

Access to natural areas is an important aspect of living a healthy, happy life. Learn how Dr. Campbell and his Social Science Team work with underrepresented communities to ensure the access and availability of natural areas, and, in turn, the conservation of those spaces.

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Member $5

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