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"Green Fire" Screening
Join us September 20th at the University Center of Lake County for a screening of Green Fire. See the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world, highlighting modern projects that put Leopold’s land ethic in action in a multitude of ways.
Following the film, NEIU Associate Professor Daniel Milsky will lead a discussion of the ethics that Aldo Leopold evolved over his lifetime and their connection to today. Dr. Milsky developed a conception of ecosystem health that is useful in assessing the success and value of ecosystem restorations. His current research involves a critical assessment of local wilderness restoration projects in the Chicago area. He will be joined by NEIU graduate student Anja Claus, organizational coordinator of the Center for Humans and Nature, and by Trisha Steele, who has been an advocate of ecosystem restoration and a volunteer with Volo Bog and the Sierra Club Outings Group. We hope that a lively discussion will conclude the evening.
This event is being co-sponsored by University Center of Lake County together with Northeastern Illinois University’s Departments of Political Science and Philosophy.
|Where||University Center of Lake County 1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake, IL 60030|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:00 pm–9:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||Free but RSVP required via website or by phone|
More About University Center of Lake County
The University Center of Lake County is a consortium of 19 colleges and universities, rather than a single degree-granting entity. Each member institution has chosen one or more programs to offer through the University Center. Degrees are given by whichever member school is offering the students' programs, not by the University Center. In the 2010-2011 academic year, unduplicated headcount is 1,845 students generating 6,027 registrations in 878 courses.
The academic programs serve adult students, so they mainly run on evenings and weekends. That enables the University Center to use its high-tech facility during the day as a conference center for local business, industry and civic organizations.
The University Center has campuses in Grayslake and Waukegan to offer students select bachelor's and graduate degrees, as well as professional development opportunities.
The Grayslake campus has a conference wing with a 100-seat auditorium with interactive video capabilities, a multi-purpose room adjacent to a catering kitchen, and an executive conference room.
More than 80 degrees and program options in business, computer science and information systems, education, engineering, health care and human services, liberal arts and sciences, library and information science, psychology, technology, and training and development are offered.
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