Dan Protess/2017/5 to 10 min/Wildlife & Conservation
Wednesday, March 7, 6 p.m. [West]
Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago
CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: If you know where to look, you’ll find the most surprising slices of nature thriving in America’s largest cities. We will screen several episodes of WTTW’s digital series Urban Nature, in which University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Marcus Kronforst leads audiences on tours of overlooked ecosystems in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. He’ll hop on a bike, grab a kayak, and even take the subway, to seek out unlikely habitats hidden among the skyscrapers. We’ll discover how these havens are essential to the health of our cities—and the future of our planet.