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Asian carp: Chicago panel discussion

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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on Chicago's North Side is hosting a film screening and panel discussion on Asian carp Thursday evening.

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I have been to other of these sort of screenings and discussion at the Notebaert and they are quite good.

Here are the details:

Asian Carp in Focus at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Documentary and panel discussion provide perspective on provocative local issue

CHICAGO - Asian Carp pose a significant risk to the Great Lakes ecosystem because of their physical size, insatiable appetite and rapid rate of reproduction. As the urban gateway to nature and science, the Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum will host an in-depth look at this timely environmental issue with a film screening and panel discussion on September 16.

In 2005, before many people knew about this invasive species, Ravenswood Media produced a short documentary, Preventing a Hostile Takeover: Asian Carp and the Great Lakes, examining the threat the species poses to our local ecosystem. Following a viewing of the documentary, an informative panel discussion with thought leaders from the Great Lakes Project, the Nature Conservancy, the Illinois Council of Trout Unlimited, as well as the Nature Museum. Amanda Medress, a winner of the Joyce Gorn Memorial Prize for excellence in environmental work, will moderate the panel discussion and a Q & A session.

Wine and cheese will be served.

WHEN: Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese

7 p.m. Film screening

7:15-8:30 p.m. Panel discussion

WHERE: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum South Gallery

2430 North Cannon Drive, just off Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton in Lincoln Park

ADMISSION: $4 for Museum members, $10 for non-members.

RSVP to adultprograms@naturemuseum.org.

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