Past Event

Audubon in Illinois

***Due to flooding, this event has been postponed until a date in September, 2011.***
Please check back with us at a later date for specific details or call Arthur Heath at 618.269.3716.

A Road Scholar Program by Brian (Fox) Ellis

Spend an hour in the studio of one of America’s greatest naturalists and wildlife artist. Listen to tales of his adventures in Illinois 200 years ago, the stories of birds he painted, his encounters with the Indians and his epic walk across our state in the spring of 1811. Audubon will enchant you with stories of his travels and travails in the wildest places on the planet. He will celebrate the natural history of the Illinois as he saw it in the early 1800s.

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 Arthur Heath, 618.269.3716.