Greater DuPage Chapter 2020 Past Programs


Designing Your Landscape
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm 
Naperville Municpal Center, Naperville IL

Landscape design follows some basic principles which can be easily adapted for native plant gardens.  They will be explained to us by Lois Michel-Perry, one of our Wild Ones members with 20 years experience in the field of landscape design.


 


Movie – “America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie”
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm 
Naperville Municpal Center, Naperville IL

“America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie” tells the rich and complex story of one of the most astonishing alterations of nature in human history.

Prior to Euro-American settlement in the 1820s, one of the major landscape features of North America was 240 million acres of tallgrass prairie.  But between 1830 and 1900 – in the space of a single lifetime – the tallgrass prairie was steadily transformed to farmland.

This drastic change in the landscape also brought about an enormous social change for Native Americans; in an equally short time their cultural imprint was reduced in essence to a handful of place-names appearing on maps.

The extraordinary cinematography of prairie remnants, original score and archival images are all delicately interwoven to create a powerful and moving viewing experience about the natural and cultural history of America.

Watch a trailer of this movie at https://vimeo.com/337280304.