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Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability

Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Don't miss a special screening of the much anticipated documentary film Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability followed by a panel discussion at The Field Museum on Saturday, May 7, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Shifting Sands tells the compelling story of the creation of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, from its ecological and industrial beginnings, to designation as a national treasure, toward a model for a sustainable future for the environment, economy, and communities along the southern end of Lake Michigan.

Join the filmmakers, regional leaders from the National Park Service, local experts, and Field Museum scientists in a post-film discussion. Explore how the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and other nationally significant sites across the bi-state Calumet region of Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana are activating natural, cultural, and industrial heritage for sustainability in this unique landscape. Learn about Field Museum collections from the region and efforts toward a Calumet National Heritage Area designation. And help the museum wish the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore a very Happy 50th Birthday!

Shifting Sands is presented by environmentalist Lee Botts and produced by Lee Botts, Tom Desch, Rana Segal, and Pat Wisniewski. The panel discussion will be moderated by Mark J. Bouman, Ph.D., Chicago Region Program Director, Keller Science Action Center, The Field Museum and President, Calumet Heritage Partnership.

For more info, visit:  The Field Museum


The field museum

The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL  60605



Event Highlights

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  •  May 7, 2016
  •  10:00 am − 12:00 pm
  •  Grade 9 to 12
  •  FREE
  •   Pre-registration Required
  •  The event will take place in James Simpson Theater. Please enter The Field Museum through the West Entrance (between Lake Shore Drive and The Field Museum). Paid parking is available in the Soldier Field North Garage.