Past Event

Adventures with John James Audubon

A Road Scholar Program by Brian (Fox) Ellis

Spend an hour in the studio of America’s greatest naturalist and wildlife artist as storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis becomes John James Audubon in this first-person living history program. Audubon will enchant audiences with stories of his travels in the wildest places on the planet as he finishes drawing every known bird in North America. Drawing from Audubon’s journals, letters, and scientific essays, this presentation will explore the scientific method, art history, and bird migration in the early 1800s in a presentation sure to satisfy all ages.

Brian “Fox” Ellis is a storyteller, author, and naturalist who has worked with The Field Museum, The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, and countless smaller county museums to provide docent and teacher training, develop curriculum, and present public programs. He is the Artistic Director of Prairie Folklore Theatre, a unique theatre company that celebrates ecology and history through original musical. Brian is also the author of eight books including, Learning From the Land: Teaching Ecology Through Stories and Activities, (Libraries Unlimited, 1997) and a new children’s picture book, The Web at Dragonfly Pond (Dawn Publications, 2006).

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Stacey Vinson, 618.993.5935.