The Way of Coyote Events

Wild Things Conference 2019Wild Things 2019 Conference
Saturday, February 23
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, Rosemont, IL

Beasts of the Page and Pavement: Natural History, Both Imagined and Real
Gavin Van Horn, Center for Humans and Nature and Liam Heneghan, DePaul University
Wild animals are all around us—populating our cities, roaming our imaginations. Join naturalist Gavin Van Horn, author of The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds and ecologist Liam Heneghan, author of Beasts at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children’s Literature, for a presentation and discussion about how animals can help us rethink and re-story our urban areas. Register here for the conference.

Evanston History Center

Under the Buffalo Lecture Series
Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. 
Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL 

Join the Evanston History Center for a talk by Gavin Van Hornwho will discuss his recent book, The Way of Coyotein which he reveals the stupendous diversity of species that can flourish in urban landscapes like Chicago. Van Horn’s stories in The Way of Coyote point toward incredible adaptability and resilience, such as that displayed by beavers plying the waters of human-constructed canals or peregrine falcons raising their young atop towering skyscrapers. Bookends and Beginnings hosts a book signing following the presentation. Books will be available for sale at the event. $10 admission; free for EHC members. Click here to make a reservation.

Lake Katherine Nature Center

Nature and Arts Festival
Saturday, April 27
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens, 
7402 W. 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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