American Roadkill Book Event at Webster University | Community

The Webster Groves Nature Study Society and the Webster University Sustainability Studies Committee will meet Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. to host a presentation by Don Corrigan on his book, “American Roadkill: Animal Victims of Our Busy Highways.” The free public event will be held in the Emerson Library Lecture Hall at Webster University on Edgar Road, opposite the Loretto Hilton Theater in Webster Groves. Parking is available at the university garage on Garden Avenue, just east of Edgar Road.

“American Roadkill” chronicles the one million animals lost every day to road accidents in America and new efforts to reduce the carnage. More than $300 million has been allocated in the Infrastructure Bill of 2022 passed by Congress to address this loss of wildlife.

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

These thought leaders include Rachel Carson, Joseph Grinnell, St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis, Gary L. Francione, Timothy Findlay, and a growing number of self-proclaimed road artists.

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

Angela C. Hale