Urban Nature Story Slam
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Lincoln Park Zoo
As part of Lincoln Park Zoo's Adults Night Out event, the Center for Humans and Nature and the Urban Wildlife Institute will co-host an Urban Nature Story Slam at the zoo. Storytellers, poets, and contributors to the City Creatures Blog will spin short, five-minute yarns around the theme "Unbelievably Wild: Dramatic, Embarrassing, and Wondrous Encounters with Urban Wildlife."
Gavin Van Horn, Editor of the City Creatures Blog and author of The Way of Coyote, will emcee alongside Seth Magle, Director of the Urban Wildlife Institute. Featured storyslammers include Liam Heneghan (Ecologist and Professor, DePaul University), Kim Ruffin (Nature and Forest Therapy Guide and Professor, Roosevelt University), Dan Protess (Producer, WTTW's Urban Nature), Akilah Martin (Environmental Scientist and Associate Dean, DePaul University), Matt Igleski (Student and Teacher Programs Developer, Lincoln Park Zoo), and more.