The Way of Coyote Events


Oakton Community College

Earth Week 2019: "Wildling Kin: Chicago's More-than-Human Worlds"
Monday, April 22, 11:00 a.m.
Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL

Stories provide a bridge between the sciences and the humanities, offering a critical means of communicating and reflecting upon urban wildlife issues. Join Gavin Van Horn, the author of The Way of Coyote, in exploring the importance of story as a means to knowing the city and its nonhuman denizens. Van Horn will draw examples from the City Creatures Blog; the edited volume City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness; and The Way of Coyote to illustrate the ways in which stories can deepen appreciation for the ways in which our lives are entangled with urban wildlife. 

Lake Katherine Nature Center

Nature and Arts Festival
Saturday, April 27
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens, 
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL

The Lake Katherine Nature Center is an 85-acre reclaimed site on the bank of the Cal Sag in Palos Heights, Illinois. For the annual Nature and Arts Festival, the Nature Center partners with the Palos Heights Library to bring a celebration of nature and the arts to the community. There will be a story trail and nature-based activities with art, writing, and music, and more for all ages. Gavin Van Horn will lead a mindful walk (as a practice of connecting to nature) followed by a talk related to his book The Way of Coyote. Free and open to the public.

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