Hometown Habitat

Catherine Zimmerman/2016/90 min/Wildlife

Catherine Zimmerman's appearance has been made possible by a generous grant from The Walter S. Mander Foundation and West Cook Wild Ones.

FILM DESCRIPTION: Hometown Habitat features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. “It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t be that way.” Inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping illustrate Tallamy’s vision by showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits.

Saturday, March 4, 1:30-4 p.m. [Lake County]
Prairie Crossing Charter School, 1531 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake
Filmmaker, Catherine Zimmerman, will introduce the film, share her motivations for making it, and discuss highlights of the process. Stay after the film to explore our action resource fair, featuring opportunities to make room for nature at home and in our communities.

Saturday, March 4, 2:30-5 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Triton College, R Building Performing Arts, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove
Post-film Q&A will filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman. Learn about concrete action opportunities from West Cook Wild Ones, Dig Right in Landscaping, and Triton Admissions department. Discussion led by Adrian Fisher, Sustainability Coordinator, Triton College.

Sunday, March 5, 3:30-6:30 p.m. [Downtown]
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago
Filmmaker, Catherine Zimmerman, will introduce the film, share her motivations for making it, and discuss highlights of the process. Stay after the film to explore our action resource fair, featuring opportunities to make room for nature at home and in our communities. Teens welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, March 6, 7-9:30 p.m. [Kane County]
Waubonsee Community College, 18 S. River St., Multipurpose Room, First Floor, Aurora
Come early! Doors open at 6:30 PM for a Sustainability Resource Fair. Join us after the screening for a Q&A with filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman, then continue to enjoy the Sustainability Resource Fair with displays from local advocacy groups, as well as opportunities for action.

Light refreshments provided.

Sponsor information at: foxriverecosystem.org/film.htm