The Ford Calumet Environmental Center will host David McGowan of Ravenwood Media as he launches his documentary film project, Wolf Lake Abides, at a gathering of scholars and well-wishers. The event, History of the Calumet in the Anthropocene Epoch, will be an afternoon of conversations about the Calumet and the Anthropocene, and will include a film screening and exploration of the park.
Guest speakers include Dr. John McNeill, co-author of The Great Acceleration; Dr. Theodore Karamanski, author of Mastering the Inland Seas; and, Dr. Philip Willink, fish biologist at the Illinois Natural History Survey and president of the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI). Emceeing the event is environmental historian , Dr. Philip Scarpino of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.
This new documentary project will examine the ongoing transformation of the Calumet region during the Anthropocene. The Anthropocene is our current geological epoch – the era during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment – Earth’s natural systems.
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History of the Calumet in the Anthropocene at Big Marsh
Big Marsh Park
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