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Land management and opportunities workshop
Severson Dells Nature Center
Sunday, October 4, 1:00 p.m.
Free! Please call to register: 1-815-335-2915.

Severson Dells Biologist/Educator Greg Keilback and The Winnebago County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will moderate an open discussion on Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic as well as tips, services and opportunities available for land owners in the management of land. Come with questions or have a discussion with other landowners about what is working/not working on their properties. After the program there will be a FREE screening of the Emmy ® award winning Green Fire. The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.

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Looking for color series
Wednesday, October 7, 2015- Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve
5360 Mulford Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016

Join Severson Dells Biologist/Educator Greg Keilback for an exploration of changes through the fall. These rambling hikes will be of moderate difficulty both because of terrain and Greg’s relentless enthusiasm for sharing his passion for getting outside! Please dress for the weather and you must call in advance to register for the FREE guided hikes through SEVEN different forest preserves and if you need directions: 1-815-335-2915. All hikes begin at 4:30 p.m

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Professor Donald Ort
Environmental effects on photosynthesis
Severson Dells Nature Center
Tuesday, October 13, 7:00 p.m.
Free! Please call to register: 1-815-335-2915.

Dr. Ort is the Professor of Plant Biology in the USDA/ARS Photosynthesis Research Unit at the University of Illinois. Join him as he explains the complex changes that are occurring all around you at the smallest level. His research is critical in the changing times we face ahead. He is the winner of numerous large grants and awards for his research.

Don Ort is the Robert Emerson Professor of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois and Research Leader of the USDA/ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit in Urbana, IL. His B.S. degree is in biology/chemistry from Wake Forest University and he earned his Ph.D. in plant biochemistry from Michigan State University. He served as President of International Society of Photosynthesis Research, President of the International Association of Plant Physiology, President of the American Society of Plant Biologists and as Editor-in-Chief of Plant Physiology and is an Associate Editor of Annual Review of Plant Biology.