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Film Screening: “Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County"

Please join us for a screening of “Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County" on May 26th.

We will show the film at 5:45 pm, please arrive at 5:30 pm. We will have a short Q&A session after the film (stay to learn how you can get involved and enjoy our Forest Preserves!) 

Popcorn & light refreshments will be available. 

About the Documentary
Like many natural wonders, the Forest Preserves are “hidden in plain sight.” While the Preserves are well-known for family parties and cook-outs, many are unaware of its vast biodiversity – the flora and fauna of the urban preserves and the diversity of native plants that struggle to flourish against invasive species. “Chicago’s True Nature” takes viewers beyond the picnic groves and introduces them to the nearby wonders of nature.

Despite living in one of the most densely populated urban areas of the country, Cook County residents are surrounded by nearly 70,000 acres of open space managed by the Forest Preserves. This hour-long documentary highlights the conservation and research initiatives, educational programs, volunteer efforts and the wide variety of recreational activities that can be enjoyed right here in Cook County.

We hope to see you there!