American Roadkill Book Event At Webster University On April 7

Webster Groves Nature Study Society and Webster University Sustainability Studies Committee will join together at 7 p.m., April 7, to host a presentation by Don Corrigan on his book, American Roadkill: Animal Victims of Our Busy Highways. The event is free and open to the public.

American Roadkill chronicles the one million animals lost to traffic mishaps every day in America and new efforts to reduce the carnage. More than $300 million dollars has been allocated in the 2022 Infrastructure Bill passed by Congress to address such wildlife loss.

In light of current world events, author Corrigan said he plans to focus on “thought leaders who have made the point that if we care more about the fate of wildlife, we will care more about each other.”

Those thought leaders include: Rachel Carson, Joseph Grinnell, Saint Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis, Gary L. Francione, Timothy Findlay and a growing number of self-proclaimed roadkill artists.

The event is slated for 7 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in the Conference Room of Webster University’s Emerson Library on Edgar Road across from the Loretto Hilton Theatre. Parking is available at the university garage on Garden Avenue just east of Edgar Road.

Webster Groves Nature Study Society recently celebrated 100 years of studying and advocating for the region’s flora and fauna. Webster University Sustainability Studies Committee is a group of faculty who teach about nature, environmental sciences and sustainable lifestyles.

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