9/13/16 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Rio Grande Theater, located at
211 North Main Street
Las Cruces, NM 88001
The Southwest Environmental Center is proud to bring author and environmental historian Dan Flores to Las Cruces for one night only. Mr. Flores will give a talk entitled Coyote: Biography of an American Original on Tuesday, September 13th, at 7 pm at the Rio Grande Theater in downtown Las Cruces.
His latest book Coyote America has been widely praised as both an environmental and a deep natural history of a true American original, the coyote. It traces the five-million-year-long biological story of an animal that has become the “wolf” in our backyards, as well as its cultural evolution from a preeminent spot in Native American religions to the hapless foil of the Road Runner. A deeply American tale, the story of the coyote in the American West and beyond is a sort of Manifest Destiny in reverse, with a pioneering hero whose career holds up an uncanny mirror to the successes and failures of American expansionism.
Cosponsors of his Las Cruces talk reflect the broad appeal of Mr. Flores’ scholarship to diverse audiences. They include: Foundation for Las Cruces Museums; Doña Ana Arts Council; Rio Grande Theater; Southern New Mexico Group of the Sierra Club; New Mexico Wilderness Alliance; NMSU Department of Biology; NMSU Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology; NMSU Public History Program; Jornada Veterinary Clinic; El Paso Zoo Conservation Fund; and Hotel Encanto.
Mr. Flores’ talk is free and open to the public. He will be available to sign copies of his books immediately after the talk.
The Rio Grande Theater is located at 211 North Main Street in Las Cruces. For more information, contact
(575) 522-5552or Kallie@wildmesquite.org.