The 200-Year Transformation of Illinois

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | Time: 6:30 p.m.



At the dawn of its statehood in 1818, the Prairie State was truly that: almost two thirds of its surface was a boundless sea of waving grasses and polychromatic wildflower communities.  What has happened since is the story of humanity as a vast geologic and biologic force.  This special talk, crafted specifically for the Illinois Bicentennial, examines the various ways the natural world of Illinois has undergone a remarkable metamorphosis.  Presented by Ray Wiggers, professor at College of Lake County and Oakton Community College, and author of Geology Underfoot in Illinois.

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