Date & Time: Sat, Oct 08, 2022 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


11555 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617

Fee: $0.00

Age Range: All Ages

Categories: Nature Night Out in the Parks


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.

Add to Calendar 2022-10-08 12:00:00 2022-10-08 16:00:00 History of the Calumet in the Anthropocene at Big Marsh Big Marsh Park Chicago Park District America/Chicago public