Why A Naturalist?
The goal of the Naturalist-in-Residency project is to encourage our community to explore, learn, and reflect upon our natural world and their place in it, through the guiding vision of an experienced or emerging local naturalist.
Residency Theme: Nature is for Everyone
Join Madison Public Library's first Naturalist-in-Residence for a series of nature experiences this Fall aimed at inspiring wonder and stewardship of the world around us, as well as recognizing our place within it. The residency will include nature-inspired art activities, walks in beautiful new places, taking a deep look at the familiar and ordinary, and expanding our idea of what was, is, and will be.
About the Naturalist-in-Residence
MPL Naturalist-in-Residence John Newman (he/him) is a neurodivergent naturalist from the Midwest. He's been a lifelong forager, a giant science nerd, a passionate educator, and the kid who would excitedly start sentences with "Hey, did you know that ___?"
He comes with a Bachelor of Science in Botany from UW-Platteville, and has been a Wisconsin Master Naturalist since the Summer of 2019. A few of his favorite things are Black Raspberries, Camping, Dungeons & Dragons, Stargazing, and learning about the Tree of Life.
Each Naturalist-in-Residence event will include accessibility notes, including trail length and type, restroom availability and seating access. Click on the event below to see the accessibility notes. Let us know if you'd like ASL interpretation (at least 72 hours in advance) by contacting Librarian Kristina G. at 608-266-6300 or by emailing email@example.com. Feel free to reach out with any accessibility questions!
If you'd like an outdoor wheelchair, we encourage you to reach out to Access Ability Wisconsin for information.
There are no scheduled events at this time.