Nature Speaks is a part of our Education and Outreach programs and is a collaboration with our partner, the Prospect Heights Public Library.


The series will feature four speakers annually, one each season and is designed to bring important national and regional speakers to Prospect Heights to discuss important, informative and entertaining topics affecting our city, our state and our planet.


All programs take place at the Prospect Heights Public Library's Borland meeting room and start promptly at 7:00. Nature Speaks is free admission but registration is necessary. Please register by calling or visiting the information desk at the library, 847.259.3500 ext. 35 or register on line at and go to the events calendar and click on the event.

June 28, 2018 - Dr. Gerould Wilhelm

Director of Research at the Conservation Research Institute in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.


"Consilience, Concinnity, and the Way"


Consilience means “jumping together” and is typified when all the elements of an ecosystem are working in harmony. The health of an ecosystem is directly related to consilience.  If one acknowledges that plants and animals grow in habitats to which they are adapted....




November 29, 2018 - Joel Greenberg

Author and Naturalist.


"Hope is the Thing with Feathers: American and Three Birds"


Join us as we welcome renown  Author and Naturalist, Joel Greenberg. His presentation "Hope is a Thing with Feathers: Americans and Three Birds",  takes a look at three birds, each representing a different outcome at the hands of people.




Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission

8 N. Elmhurst Road

Prospect Heights, IL. 60070

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