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Is Climate Change Impacting DuPage County? DuPage Environmental Summit 2020

January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Save the date for the 2020 DuPage Environmental Summit:  Is Climate Change Impacting DuPage County?  Exhibits and check-in will open at 7:30am with our Welcoming Remarks at 8:30am, and the Summit will conclude by Noon.  Our morning of learning and networking will again be held at the lovely Naperville Campus of Northern Illinois University.

We are still finalizing our speakers and agenda, but here’s what we have lined up thus far:

7:30-8:30 Registration/Exhibits/Light Breakfast

8:30-8:50 Welcome
Brook McDonald, President/CEO, The Conservation Foundation
Laura Ernst, Program Associate, DuPage Foundation

8:50-9:30 Urban Green Spaces, Climate Change and Adaption
Dr. Katherine Moore Powell, Climate Change Ecologist, Field Museum, Keller Science Action Center 

9:30-10:00 The Effect of the Climate on Bird Migration  
Dr. Douglas Stotz,  Senior Conservation Ecologist, Field Museum, Keller Science  Action Center

10:00-10:30 BREAK/RAFFLE (Sponsored by Bedrock Earthscapes, LLC)
Exhibit Area Open

10:30-11:00 Ecosystem Restoration: Improved Quality of Life For Whom?
Erik Neidy, Director of Natural Resources, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

11:00-11:30 Local Impact of Climate Change on Rainfall, Flooding and Water Quality in DuPage County   Mary Beth Falsey, Water Quality Supervisor
Chris Vonnahme, Chief Stormwater Engineer

11:30-11:45 Improving Sustainability in DuPage County  
Joy Hinz, Environmental Specialist for the County Environmental Division

11:45  Closing comments

Exhibit Area Will Remain Open

The Summit is free and open to the public, but we do ask that you register, and this event has “sold out” in the past!

The Naperville campus of Northern Illinois University is located at 1120 East Diehl Road in Naperville.


January 30, 2020
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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