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History and Nature Connect Us: Exploring the African American Heritage Water Trail

A refuge on the Underground Railroad. The birthplace of Environmental Justice. A landmark in the Civil Rights Movement. These — along with more than two centuries of African American history and progress — exist among the waters and watershed of the Little Calumet River, which flows through some of Chicago’s southside neighborhoods and suburbs and into northwest Indiana.

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An Inside Look at Shedd

As you watch the sea otters play in the Abbott Oceanarium, how can you tell Cooper from Watson? What's it like to drop everything and rush to Canada to help rescue a stranded beluga whale? Discover yourself with Shedd's stories and updates, sharing everything from new arrivals to animal rescues across the globe!