Webster-Kirkwood Times Editor and Webster University Journalism Professor Don Corrigan will speak about the new book, hot off the presses, “Images of America; Forest Park,” which he co-authored with journalist Holly Shanks. Corrigan will offer up some of those images in a PowerPoint presentation and also will talk about some of the great happenings in the park, including the April Earth Days, July 4th Fairs, the Great Balloon Race, LouFest, Shakespeare In the Park, KSHE Kite-Flying contests, sled riding on Art Hill and boating in Post-Dispatch Lake. This will be a nostalgia-fest. Corrigan will invite his audience to share their memories from these events, as well as from their visits to The Muny opera performances, Missouri History Museum, the Science Center, St. Louis Art Museum and more.
Corrigan also will comment on the increasing efforts in the park to aid teachers and students who want to learn more about ecology and the environment.
Forest Park and its institutions have a variety of such programs, including freelance encounters with “The Wild” that includes fish, insects, birds, reptiles and mammals; the Voyage of Learning Academy for Teachers, and Nature Works for volunteers to learn about stewardship of flora and fauna. This is all explained in an Environmental Echo Podcast on this site with Forest Park Forever’s Jean Turney.
Event Details: Corrigan will appear on Tuesday, September 12 – at noon – at the Kirkwood Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Greenbriar Hills Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Road. Networking starts at 11:30. Call 821-4161 for more information. There is a $30 luncheon fee for non-members and walk-ins. Author Corrigan will appear on Thursday, September 14 – noon – at the Kirkwood Rotary luncheon at Greenbriar Hills Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Road. Networking starts at 11:30. There is a luncheon fee for this event as well.
And look forward to a future Environmental Echo Podcast about the “Living Earth Collaborative” which brings together the park’s St. Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden and Washington University in an effort to advance the study of bio-diversity and to ensure a future for the Earth’ species in their many forms.
Be sure to take a look at this news release from Washington University in St. Louis announcing the Living Earth Collaborative.