Urban Nature

 Teune/Wikimedia Commons

Teune/Wikimedia Commons

Dan Protess/2017/5 to 10 min/Wildlife & Conservation

CHICAGO-AREA PREMIER. FILM DESCRIPTION:  If you know where to look, you’ll find the most surprising slices of nature thriving amidst the urban jungle of America’s largest cities. One Earth will screen several episodes of WTTW’s new 16-episode digital series Urban Nature, in which University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Marcus Kronforst leads audiences on a tour of overlooked ecosys­tems in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. He’ll hop on a bike, grab a kayak, or even take the subway, to seek out the unlikely habitats that are hidden among the skyscrapers. And he’ll discover how these havens are essential to the health of our cities—and the future of our planet. Emmy-award winning, Chicago-based producer Dan Protess, created these gem-like snapshots of America’s precious urban habitats.

Wednesday, March 7, 6 to 8 p.m. [West]
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago
Paired with Searching for the Gold Spot: The Wild After Wildfire.

After the film, enjoy a conversation with Urban Nature filmmaker Dan Protess, as well as Veronica Kyle, Chicago Outreach Director of Faith in Place; and Openlands Director of Neighborhood Programs Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa. Plus, learn about local opportunities for action with Openlands’ Vice President of Development Jennifer Van Valkenburg. Facilitator: Mattie Wilson, Sustainability and Adult Programs Manager at Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.