Coal Age Plants of Illinois

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Event Venue: 

Online

Fee: 

Free with Registration

Did you know that northeastern Illinois used to be a tropical swamp? When it comes to fossils, large animals often get a lot of attention, but fossilized plants can tell us a lot about what the earth was like in the past. Join Illinois State Museum Curator of Geology Dr. Melissa Pardi for an exploration of the Museum's stunning paleobotany collections from the Age of Coal, and learn what these specimens can tell us about Illinois. This program is free with registration. Register at http://bit.ly/ismcoalageplants

This program is part of the Big Read Sangamon County sponsored by LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning. The NEA Big Read: Sangamon County will focus on “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowments for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org with questions. 

Curator of Geology Dr. Melissa Pardi standing in the Geology range

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