Terra Incognita Art Series Presents Ecological Storytelling: Imaginative Experiments for All Ages (Co-Sponsored by CHE)
1:00PM - 3:00PM, Madison Public Library Bubbler Room
Ecological Storytelling: Imaginative Experiments for All Ages is a special workshop by artists Christa Donner and Andrew Yang. Join Terra Incognita for this hands-on experience exploring unexpected connections between the things in your everyday life and our world - natural, artificial, cultural, and imaginable. Participants of all ages will work together to explore the ecological webs that connect through our lives. In this time of environmental complexity, we need new ways of telling stories that connect us to each other and to our futures, pasts, and present environment. This playful approach to ecological narratives involves the complex, non-linear, and indeterminate. Open to all ages. Inquiries: Terra Incognita Art Series.


"Sorry for your loss: how we grieve--and do not grieve--animal death" with Margo DeMello
4:00PM, Helen C. White 7191
CHE welcomes Margo DeMello for a public talk, "Sorry for your loss: how we grieve--and do not grieve--animal death." While religious scholars are divided as to whether or not non-human animals have immortal souls or will experience an afterlife after death, many people believe that animals—at least some animals—will experience an afterlife.  This talk will address both how people mourn and memorialize dead animals, and will cover one of the most popular understandings of an animal afterlife: the Rainbow Bridge. DeMello is an adjunct faculty member in the Anthrozoology Masters’ Program at Canisius College and serves as Program Director for Human-Animal Studies at the Animals and Society Institute. 


Jordahl Public Lands Lecture
7:00PM, Memorial Union Shannon Hall
Carolyn Finney, Ph.D. is a writer, performer and cultural geographer. As a professor in Geography at the University of Kentucky, she is deeply interested in issues related to identity, difference, creativity, and resilience. In particular, she explores how issues of difference impacts participation in decision-making processes designed to address environmental issues.