Did you know that northeastern Illinois used to be a tropical swamp? Large animals often get a lot of attention, but fossilized plants can tell us lots about what the earth was like in the past. Join Illinois State Museum Curator of Geology Dr. Melissa Pardi for an exploration of the paleobotany collections from the Age of Coal, and learn what these specimens can tell us.
This program is part of Big Read: Sangamon County sponsored by LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowments for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.