Category Archives: Parklands

Go from Farm to Table at Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg

A new Farm to Table Cooking Series from the Schaumburg Park District teaches participants new recipes. The first in a series of four classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 21 at Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley, 201 … Continue reading

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SUST Senior Is First RU Intern at Spring Valley Nature Center

Senior Sustainability Studies major Melanie Blume is  working as an intern with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities are part of the … Continue reading

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Pullman Neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side Poised to Become a National Park Site

by Dominika Jedryczka for SUST 240 After roughly 135 years of highs and lows, the historic Chicago neighborhood of Pullman may soon be nationally recognized if and when President Obama designates the neighborhood as a national park following the Thanksgiving holiday, … Continue reading

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Peck Farm Park in Geneva IL

By Paustian Hjeck for SUST 210 Online Peck Farm Park of Geneva IL boasts 385 acres of land that houses gardens, nature and bike trails, a butterfly house, and a 19-acre wetland. The park’s website aptly calls it a “natural … Continue reading

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Sustainability Initiatives in Crystal Lake, IL

By Mary Rasic for SUST 210 online I live about 50 miles northwest of the Loop, in Crystal Lake, IL.  Honestly, six years ago, I was resistant to move here, as I perceived it to be too far from sweet … Continue reading

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Urban to Suburban Movement: A Search for Nature

By Jana Mazan for SUST 210 online Currently, many urban communities are working to restore their natural history by integrating more flora and fauna into their parks and even on the concrete streets of their bustling cities. While the enhancement … Continue reading

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Explore Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation at Spring Valley in Schaumburg (Feb 26)

Update 2/26/13 — Field Trip Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather *  *  *  *  * The Roosevelt community is invited to join Prof. Mike Bryson’s Sustainability Studies 210 class for a special guided tour of the Spring Valley Conservation Area … Continue reading

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