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Field Museum Webinar: A Half Century of Environment and Conservation in the Continental Crossroads
December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Field Museum Webinar
Wednesday, December 16
7 – 8 p.m. CST
Few places in the country face more environmental challenges than the Calumet region at the south end of Lake Michigan. Despite these challenges, the Calumet region demonstrates progressive leadership to address them.
Join us for a Zoom webinar as the Field Museum’s Mark Bouman takes stock of how Calumet region stands, both as the center of the nation’s heavy industrial base and a national leader in community-centered conservation.
Registration requested by December 14
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Mark J. Bouman
Mark J. Bouman is Chicago Region Program Director in the Field Museum’s Keller Science Action Center, where he leads the Museum’s interdisciplinary conservation and cultural heritage work in the Chicago region. Previously, he was Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Geography at Chicago State University. He co-led the development of the University’s Neighborhood Assistance Center, the Calumet Environmental Resource Center, and GIS Laboratory. His career has been marked by active engagement in the Calumet Region: he serves on the boards of the Calumet Heritage Partnership and the Calumet Collaborative and in Spring, 2020 taught a course on the region at the University of Chicago. Mark received a B.A. in Geography from Valparaiso University and M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Minnesota.
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