The Way of Coyote Events

Skyline Village Chicago Friday Forum presents Gavin Van Horn, author of The Way of Coyote

Friday, August 23, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Mity Nice Grill, Mezzanine Level, Water Tower Place
830 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
$5 Room Fee—Dutch Treat Lunch


Chicago is not defined solely by its human residents. It’s a city with a living, evolving "ecological web of interactions" between man and animal, according to Gavin Van HornIn The Way of Coyote, Gavin reveals the stupendous diversity of species that flourish in urban landscapes like Chicago. Our own paths have been intersected by the tracks and flights of endangered black-crowned night herons, Cooper’s hawks, brown bats, coyotes, opossums, white-tailed deer, peregrine falcons and many other wild creatures who have learned to live with us in Chicago. RSVP here.

Conservation Symposium: Reconnecting with Nature—A Prescription for Better Health

Friday, September 6, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH

Gavin Van Horn will be participating in a panel discussion about biodiversity at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's annual Conservation Symposium. The panel will be moderated by CHN contributor Matt Stansberry, author of Rust Belt Arcana, and features Trebbe Johnson, Lisa Rainson, and Matt Schlack. Registration is $38 with lunch or $20 without lunch. Register here.

Wild City, Wild Mind:
Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds with Gavin Van Horn

Tuesday, September 17, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Severson Dells Nature Center
8786 Montague Road, Rockford, IL


Join us for an evening with author, Gavin Van Horn, as he discusses two of his books, The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds and Wildness: Relations of People and Place. Gavin will reveal the stupendous diversity of species that can flourish in urban landscapes like Chicago and the surprising attractiveness of cities to animals. He will also explore how people can become attuned to the wild community of life and contribute to the well-being of the wild places in which we live, work, and play. Free, but donations are always appreciated. Register here.

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