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Wine & Wildlife

August 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Get tickets today for our next Wine & Wildlife program, a “Wildness Story Slam” featuring stories from local residents about urban wildlife encounters. More details to follow.

The zoo’s popular Wine & Wildlife after-hours series lets adults enjoy a glass of wine while learning about the zoo’s global conservation programs from animal care experts and research scientists. Past program focuses have included snow monkey exhibit design, ape heart health and red wolf population recovery efforts.

6–8 p.m.
$17 ($14 for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
For participants ages 18 and older
Cash bar on site, light hors d’oeuvres served

Wine & Wildlife Rewards Program: Earn a free drink for every three Wine & Wildlife programs you attend! Inquire at the event check-in table.

Tuesday, August 22

Wildness Story Slam
Café Brauer

Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute (UWI) and the Center for Humans and Nature will co-host a story slam around unexpected or surprising encounters with urban wildlife. Urban residents, storytellers, and poets will present short, five-minute stories gathered through an open public call for entries. UWI Director Seth Magle, Ph.D., and Gavin Van Horn, Director of Cultures of Conservation at the Center for Humans and Nature, will also share their own wildness wisdom.

A story slam is a community event celebrating storytelling, where people share personal stories around a specific theme. For this special Wine & Wildlife event, the theme is “Surprised by Wildness.”

Seth Magle, Ph.D.
Seth Magle is the Director of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute, a science center dedicated to mitigating human-wildlife conflict. Magle believes that if rare and imperiled species are to be conserved in our modern world, we must understand and mitigate all potential impacts of urban areas on wildlife. To that end, he engages in studies of urban wildlife that span a broad range of scientific disciplines, including behavioral ecology, conservation genetics, landscape ecology, environmental education and human dimensions of wildlife. His vision is to help create a world in which urban ecosystems represent an important component of the worldwide conservation of biodiversity.

Gavin Van Horn, Ph.D.
Gavin Van Horn is the Director of Cultures of Conservation at the Center for Humans and Nature. Van Horn develops and directs a series of interdisciplinary projects relevant to the resilience and restoration of human and natural communities in the Chicagoland region. His work focuses particularly on how place-based values are developed and strengthened in dialogue with local landscapes. He continues to explore cultural perceptions of wildlife; place-based ethics; endangered species recovery, ethics, and policy; and the values involved in ecological restoration projects, community gardening, and wildlife management.

Copies of Wildness: Relations of People and Place, edited by Van Horn and John Hausdoerffer, will be available for sale at this event.

For more information, please email learning@lpzoo.org or call 312-742-2056.


August 22, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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