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Saturday, February 23 • 4:10pm - 4:55pm
SPLIT SESSION: Writing Urban Nature: Engaging the City Landscape in the Field and Online / Beasts of the Page and Pavement: Natural History, Both Imagined and Real

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Writing Urban Nature: Engaging the City Landscape in the Field and Online
Mike Bryson, Roosevelt University
The environmental arts & humanities are powerful tools for exploring & engaging the urban landscape. This talk describes the Writing Urban Nature project at Roosevelt University: a field-based course which explores diverse natural ecosystems & human communities in our region, as well as an environmental humanities website featuring students' creative nonfiction & photography.

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 ecologist Liam Heneghan, author of Beasts at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children’s Literature, and naturalist Gavin Van Horn, author of The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds, for a presentation and discussion about how animals can help us rethink and re-story our urban areas.

Presenters
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Michael Bryson

Professor of Sustainability Studies, Roosevelt University
My teaching, research, and writing focus on sustainability within urban and suburban environments, city-based nature writing, the evolving notion of “urban wilderness,” the environmental and literary history of the Chicago region, and the applications of sustainability in higher... Read More →
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Liam Heneghan

DePaul University
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Gavin Van Horn

Center for Humans and Nature


Saturday February 23, 2019 4:10pm - 4:55pm
rms. 54, 56, 58