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Did you know that northeastern Illinois used to be a tropical swamp? When it comes to fossils, large animals often get a lot of attention, but fossilized plants can tell us a lot about what the earth was like in the past. Join Illinois State Museum Curator of Geology Dr. Melissa Pardi for an exploration of the Museum's stunning paleobotany collections from the Age of Coal, and learn what these specimens can tell us about Illinois. This program is free with registration. Register at 
This program is part of the Big Read Sangamon County sponsored by LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning. The NEA Big Read: Sangamon County will focus on “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowments for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. #NEABigRead

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