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Prairie Landscapes Rediscovered

Event summary


Jun 22 12:00PM CDT - 1:00PM CDT


Watch on Zoom


Advance registration is required to attend this event.


About this event

Come learn about the wildlife, beauty, and restoration of prairies with artist Philip Juras.

An image of the Lee County, Illinois, as captured by Philip Juras in this photo "Foley Sand Prairie"

The prairies are one of Earth’s most endangered ecosystems. Discover why the ecosystem is so important—and what we’re doing to restore them—in Prairie Landscapes Rediscovered. This online event features artist Philip Juras. He will present his awe-inspiring images of prairies and connect his art with prairie ecology and history. Joining Juras in conversation:

  • Dr. Douglas Stotz, Field Museum distinguished conservation ecologist and ornithologist
  • Amaris Alanis-Ribeiro, director of Chicago’s North Park Village Nature Center
  • Laurel Ross, conservation and policy council member for the Forest Preserves of Cook County and restoration ecologist.

Amy Rosenthal, director of the Field’s Keller Science Action Center Director, will moderate the conversation. A Q&A follows.

Prairie Landscapes Rediscovered is free and open to the public on Zoom with advance registration. Email Dawn Martin at to register and attend.


The event is part of a series of programming supporting Picturing the Prairie, an exhibition on display at Chicago Botanic Garden from May 1 to September 12, 2021.

The photograph featured with this event is by Philip Juras, “Foley Sand Prairie” (2019).