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Urban Nature + Searching for the Gold Spot (Wednesday@Garfield Park)

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Garfield Park Conservatory

300 North Central Park Avenue

Chicago, IL 60624

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Filmmaker Q&A. Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats.
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Urban Nature
FILM DESCRIPTION: Take a walk on the wild side with host Marcus Kronforst and WTTW tracking animal and plant life in the urban jungle of Chicago, New York, and San Francisco in several of these 16-part short film series.

Searching for the Gold Spot: The Wild After Wildfire Maya Khosla/2017/31 min/Conservation
FILM DESCRIPTION: This short film is about the rapid and amazing comeback of the wild in forests after wildfire. The story follows teams of scientists and firefighters through the Sierra Nevada, the Cascades Mountains and beyond, and shows hundreds of living, breathing reasons why our publicly owned forests need to be saved from large-scale logging projects. The teams find rare black-backed woodpeckers, goshawks, spotted owls, their young, and many other animals using post-fire forests -- a surprise and a new sense of hope for all.

The local spin: County Forest Preserve Districts, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and many land conservation organizations use annual controlled burns to manage their natural areas. Fire removes non-native species and rejuvenates seed banks that bring new life to Illinois woodlands, savannas and prairies.

After the film, enjoy a conversation with Urban Nature filmmaker Dan Protess, as well as Veronica Kyle, Chicago Outreach Director of Faith in Place; and Openlands Director of Neighborhood Programs Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa. Plus, learn about local opportunities for action with Openlands’ Vice President of Development Jennifer Van Valkenburg. Facilitator: Mattie Wilson, Sustainability and Adult Programs Manager at Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.

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