41 – How We Make Nature



The way we think about a thing can totally change the way we behave. We talk about nature as if it’s something outside of us. Separate from us. In this live episode wrapping up our season on humans and nature, we present three short talks to help you shake up your ideas about what’s natural and what’s not.

Luke Wonneck, Emily Riddle, and Stephen Raitz share three different lenses on how we build nature where we live: both the idea of nature, and the physical manifestation of those ideas. And then we let the audience build and play to see how we can make more space for the rest of nature in our city.

This event was also a fundraiser for The Resilience Institute (formerly known as The Rockies Institute). Audience members helped us raise $600 towards their work, plus $75 and counting from sales of Amanda Schutz’s gorgeous illustration of a white-tailed prairie hare. It’s on sale through December.


December 1 Live Show: How We Make Nature



Join us for an afternoon of short talks at a live recording of Let’s Find Out. Throughout this season of the podcast, we’ve answered listener questions about how humans and nature have shaped each other in Edmonton. At this event, we’ll share stories that’ll really make you think about how we create nature where we live, and you’ll have a chance to get your hands dirty playing around with visions of what our city could become.

When: Sunday, December 1
Doors will be open at 1:30 PM, and the event will begin at 2 PM.
Where: The Almanac on Whyte (10351 82 Avenue NW)
How much: $15
Where to buy tickets: Eventbrite

This event is presented by Taproot Edmonton, a member-supported home for curiosity-driven local journalism in the Edmonton area. Become a member and you’ll get a $5 discount on your ticket.


39 – The Most Edmonton Species



Marlena Wyman asks what wildlife species are so adapted to city life that they depend on the city to survive. We decided to answer with a gameshow, pitting a cockroach, a magpie, an elm, and a hare against each other to claim the title of The Most Edmonton Species.


September 8: A Ritchie Tour with Oumar Salifou



Coming up on Sunday, September 8 we’re offering another historical walking tour of Edmonton’s Ritchie Neighbourhood. This year’s walk will be led by Oumar Salifou.

Grab your free tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ritchie-historical-walking-tours-tickets-66142380641