The Emiquon site on the Illinois River floodplain has been inhabited for over 10,000 years.
This 8-week online class, Emiquon: Its People and Communities, will provide information about five unique communities and how they related to the land: Native Americans, European settlers, hunters and fishermen, farmers, and scientists and conservationists.
Participants in this course will enjoy perspectives from historians, archeologists, biologists, and ecologists as they study this scientifically, socially, and historically significant region in Illinois.
- Start Date: Monday, June 6, 2011
- End Date: Saturday, July 30, 2011
- Cost: $100 for the 8 week class
Click on the button at above right to Register for this class.
Class Materials: All class materials will be available to students at the course website.
- Dr. Keenan Dungey
Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry
More information: https://edocs.uis.edu/kdung1/www
- Dr. Michael Lemke
Director, Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon
Associate Professor, Biology
More information: https://edocs.uis.edu/mlemk1/www/
CPDUs Are Available for this Class
If you have questions or need additional information, contact:
- Andy Egizi
- 217/ 206-7456
More about the Emiquon Project:
Emiquon once was the jewel of the Illinois River, nurturing diverse and abundant communities of native plants and animals in the complex system of backwater wetlands and lakes. Restoration of floodplains along the Illinois River, and other streams, is an essential part of restoring the natural ecological processes and the biological diversity of the Illinois River ecosystem.
In 2007, 7,425 acres of land immediately adjacent to the Illinois River and owned by The Nature Conservancy began a transformation from farmland to its natural state – a large river floodplain. This undertaking represents one of the first river reclamation efforts on this grand scale. For more information about the Emiquon Project or the Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon visit: www.uis.edu/emiquon
Emiquon and the Therkildsen Field Station are partners with the following organizations: Nature Conservancy; Dickson Mounds Museum; Bradley University; Illinois Natural History Survey; Illinois State Museum; The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center; Natural Resources Conservation Service; Spoon River College; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; U.S. Geological Survey.