Join us, Thursday September 14th 2017, at the Gaylord Building for our Dinner lecture series: The National Park Service: 100 Years
The National Park Service, sometimes described as “America’s Best Idea,” is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. The NPS set aside sites that are particularly beautiful or scientifically or historically significant and made them available to the public on a scale unprecedented in world history. Although spectacular places in western states and coastal regions might initially come to mind, some of the nearly 500 NPS sites are in the Midwest. Accomplished cultural geographer Norman Moline will present highlights of NPS history and then focus on sites in Illinois and adjacent states.
Norman Moline PhD is a former geography professor at Augustana College, where he had taught for 45 years. While there Dr. Moline founded an environmental studies program and the first U.S. college study-abroad program in Chicago in 1974 that led to an Asian studies program at Augustana. Dr. Moline has a strong interest in natural resource management. Which has led to his involvement with turning Sylvan Island into an accessible natural area, the Rock Island planning commission and the advisory council for the National Register of Historic Places in Illinois.
Gaylord Building, Lockport
Just the lecture $8. Dinner and Lecture $33 for Non-Members, $28 for Members. Reservations are required.
To reserve call (815) 220-1848 ext 1838.