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Ecologist to lead foraging walk at College of DuPage.

Byline: Submitted by COD News Bureau

Learn about ecological stewardship during a free STEMinar event featuring participatory ecologist, land steward and writer Michael Swierz at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Health and Science Center, Room 1234, at the College of DuPage Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

"Participatory Ecology and Foraging Walk: Can We Be Stewards of Biodiversity and Live Off the Land at the Same Time?" will address the joys and challenges of land stewardship and the potential for humans to have a positive ecological footprint on nature.

Swierz will guide participants through COD's Russell R. Kirk Prairie, exploring ways to draw sustenance and support from nature while also sustaining and supporting greater biodiversity.

Swierz's work combines aspects of poetry, farming, wildcrafting, ecological restoration and interspecies communication.

In 2017, he established People Are a Part of Nature, a project combining ecological stewardship with human subsistence to examine and redefine how humans interact with the natural world.

For more information about this event, contact College of DuPage STEM Outreach Coordinator Sara Spaniol at (630) 942-3021 or email

The STEMinar Series at College of DuPage consists of free talks covering a variety of topics related to science, technology, engineering and math.

Upcoming STEMinars at COD include "Development of Emotion Regulation Neurobiology and the Role of Early Experiences" by Columbia University's Nim Tottenham on Friday, Oct. 19; and "Black Holes" by COD Astronomy Instructor Joseph DalSanto on Saturday, Nov. 10.

View videos of previous STEMinars at COD.

The goal of STEM at College of DuPage is to enhance the quality of STEM instructional and outreach programs and to help current and future students prepare for careers in STEM fields. COD offers a broad range of academic programs designed to provide students with the educational background and training needed to successfully pursue an advanced degree or career in STEM.

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Sep 12, 2018
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