Thursday, February 9, 2012

UIS Lunch & Learn Series presents "Illinois - Indigenous, Exotic, and Beautiful"

The University of Illinois Springfield Alumni SAGE Society and Illinois State Historical Society will host “Illinois – Indigenous, Exotic, and Beautiful” as part of its annual Lunch and Learn Series.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Public Affairs Center (PAC) Conference Room C/D, located on the lower level of the PAC on the UIS campus.

DETAILS: Susan Post, field biologist, author and retired research scientist with the Illinois Natural History Survey, will present on Illinois’ natural species, areas and wilds, and how they are managed and enjoyed. Derek Eli Peterson, Park Supervisor at Allerton Park & Retreat Center, will unlock the mysteries and magical gifts of Robert Allerton’s estate in Monticello.

The cost for the hot buffet lunch and program is $20/per person. Reservations are requested, as seating is limited. Seating is available in the back for those who do not purchase the luncheon buffet.

Other upcoming Lunch & Learn events include “Illinois and the War of 1812” on March 22 and “Illinois – Overhead and Underfoot” on April 19. A discounted series subscription is available for $50/person.

Visit to register online. For more information, contact the UI Alumni Association at UIS at 217/206-7395 or email

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