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Lake Michigan's Beauty and Fragility
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When: Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:00 PM
Where: The Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive
Chicago 60614
United States
Contact: Kristen Pratt

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Panel Discussion + Action Expo + Photography Exhibit

February 23, 20176-8:30pm

Join us for an evening of conversation and exploration, revealing challenges faced by Lake Michigan and opportunities to take action in support of this important natural resource.


Scientists and teachers from Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and the Center of Great Lakes Literacy will share their research and stewardship opportunities, offering you one-on-one conversations with people who are working every day to maintain the health of Lake Michigan.


View the new exhibit,Surface Tension: Beauty and Fragility in Lake Michigan. This photography series invites us to contemplate and appreciate the lake’s power and ever-changing moods, juxtaposed by altered, sometimes unsettling images.


Participate in a panel discussion with thought leaders and experts in Great Lakes ecology:

·         Mr. Joel Brammeier, President and CEO, The Alliance for the Great Lakes

·         Dr. Abigail Derby Lewis, Senior Conservation Ecologist, The Field Museum

·         Dr. Phillip Willink, Senior Research Biologist, The Shedd Aquarium

·         Dr. Nancy Tuchman (Moderator), Board Member of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and
Founding Director of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University of Chicago

The event is free and includes complimentary refreshments and free Nature Museum admission. 

Space is limited, register now: