Research & Collections Center, Springfield

Public Notice

Public Meeting Notification.
  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Public Commons Conference Room
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 10:00am
The Illinois State Museum Board of Directors will convene a meeting of the Museum Director Search Committee.

Alligator Gar: An Overview of History, Research, and Prospects in Illinois

Alligator Gar
  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Special Programs Room
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The alligator gar is a “living fossil” and an important predator in freshwater ecosystems within their native range. After nearly 50 years of extirpation from our rivers, the IDNR has begun reintroducing this fish in coordination with other states.

The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon: Restoring Functional Floodplain for Nature and People

  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Special Programs Room
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
In 2007, after six years of planning and site preparation, The Nature Conservancy began restoration of functional floodplain at its 6,700-acre Emiquon Preserve along the Illinois River.

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