Interviews

I’ve talked to some fascinating people about environmental-related topics. Here are some of these conversations (in reverse-chronological order):

Tour Guide Takes Clients on Restorative Nature Experiences in Chicagoland: My interview with Laura Derks, the founder of Flybird Experience who has been leading people on restorative experiences in nature in Chicagoland since 2016.

Author Discusses the Joys of Dragonflies and Damselflies: My interview with Cindy Crosby, the author of Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural, Cultural, and Personal History and other books.

Meet Eira Corral Sepúlveda: A Strong Candidate for Election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago: The third of 3 interviews I conducted with candidates for the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

Meet Kimberly Neely Dubuclet: A Strong Candidate for Re-election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago: The second of 3 interviews I conducted with candidates for the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

Meet Cam Davis: A Strong Candidate for Re-election to the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago: The first of 3 interviews I conducted with candidates for the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

Renowned Photographer Publishes New Book That Captures the Essence of Chicago

Local Nature Artist Discusses Her Work and Her Top Local Nature Picks: My interview with Melissa, of Melissa Blue Fine Art.

Author and Professor Discusses the Magical Driftless Area: My interview with Dr. Kevin Koch, a Professor of English at Loras College, the author of The Driftless Land: Spirit of Place in the Upper Mississippi Valley and other books, and an expert on the Driftless Area, a special place in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin that features limestone bluffs, rolling hills, wooded valleys, waterfalls, creeks, wetlands, rivers, caves, Native American Effigy Mounds, and rare ecosystems and plant and animal species.

Author Discusses the Joys of the Tallgrass Prairie: My interview with Cindy Crosby, the author of Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit, The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction, and Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural and Cultural History (forthcoming in 2020).

Spring Road Trip Idea: Head on Over to Nebraska to Watch the Great Crane Migration: My interview with Wendy Bailey, the Director of Operations at the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center in Wood River, Nebraska.

Chicago’s Mayoral Candidates (Well, at Least Some) Discuss Their Favorite Parks and Their Views on Protecting the Environment: My interviews with candidates Paul Vallas, Bob Fioretti, and Susana Mendoza.

George Fell: A Tireless Advocate for Nature in Illinois: My interview with Arthur Melville Pearson, author of Force of Nature: George Fell, Founder of the Natural Areas Movement.

Nature Photographer Discusses His Love of Lake Michigan and What We Can Do to Protect It: My interview with Ted Glasoe, a well-known Chicagoland environmental advocate and talented nature photographer.

Ditch the Winter Blahs and Go Snowshoeing in the Cook County Forest Preserves: Ed Wagemann, a recreational aide with the preserves, discusses snowshoeing.

New Book Spotlights 111 Off-the-Radar Destinations in Chicago: My interview with Amy Bizzarri, author of 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss.

Loyola University Chicago’s Wealth of Environmental Majors Make Other Schools Green With Envy: My interview with Dr. Christopher Peterson, a professor and the associate dean of academics at Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability, about the institute and environmental degrees offered by the university.

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