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Audubon After Dark: Bird Story Hour

Join us and author Daniel R. Wildcat for a night of bird story-sharing!

Thursday, October 19, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm Mountain Online Event

Audubon After Dark: Bird Story Hour

October 19, 2023

Registration is required for this free event.

Do you love stories about birds?! We warmly invite you to delight in the joy of birds and join us and author Daniel R. Wildcat for a night of story-sharing! We welcome our community to share stories from all walks of life and all the ways we encounter birds. Like birds, our stories can be tiny beautiful moments or high-flying adventures. Whether it's about the sparrow that crossed your path on a sidewalk or eagles cartwheeling across the sky, we'd love to hear about it.

In the spirit of Halloween, we encourage participants to share their spookiest bird stories during this event, but non-spooky stories are also welcome!

Cost: Free
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October 18 is the final day to register.

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How it works: Guest storyteller Daniel R. Wildcat will start the event with a bird story and an excerpt from his upcoming book, On Indigenuity: Learning the Lessons of Mother Earth. Afterward, we'll open up the floor to hear bird stories from other event participants. You're invited to share a five-minute story in the main room on Zoom (optional). You're also welcome just to sit back and enjoy the show! Participate in whatever way makes you happy. Storytellers will be chosen randomly from the event registration list and we will hear from as many people as time allows. At the end of the event, there is an option to enter breakout rooms to share remaining stories in small groups.

About Our Guest Storyteller
Daniel R. Wildcat is a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma. Dr. Wildcat received an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and his service as a teacher and administrator at Haskell Indian Nations University spans thirty-seven years. He was the Gordon Russell visiting professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College in 2013. In 1994, he partnered with the Hazardous Substance Research Center at Kansas State University to create the Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Center and subsequently started the HERS summer undergraduate internship program with KU professor Dr. Joane Nagel. He is a noted speaker on Traditional Ecological Knowledges and has offered programs for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, the American Geophysical Union, the Ecological Society of America, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and many scientific organizations and universities. 

Dr. Wildcat is currently the principal investigator of a 20-million-dollar, five-year, NSF-funded project to develop the Rising Voices, Changing Coasts Research Hub at Haskell: a research hub where Indigenous knowledges will be intrinsic to climate science developed to understand climate change impacts on Indigenous coastal Peoples of the US and its territories.  

He is the author and editor of several books: Power and Place: Indian Education in America, with Vine Deloria, Jr.; Destroying Dogma: Vine Deloria’s Legacy on Intellectual America, with Steve Pavlik; and Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge. On Indigenuity: Learning the Lessons of Mother Earth explores Indigenous ingenuity—Indigenuity—and shares examples of its power in addressing the environmental crises of the Anthropocene. In addition, he is a co-author of the Southern Great Plains chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment.

An outdoor portrait of Daniel R. Wildcat.
Daniel R. Wildcat. Photo: Fulcrum Publishing

Thank you to our event partners, Fulcrum Publishing!

Graphic: Yeji Kim/Audubon

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