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An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us

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Have you ever wondered how you would experience the world if you were an animal? Every animal, including humans, is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving only a slight sliver of an immense world…a world teeming with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, and electric and magnetic fields. Using Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Ed Yong’s book, An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us (Random House 2022), our study group will discover the world as it is truly perceived by other animals. In doing so, we will gain new perspectives by tapping into these alien worldviews. We will go beyond the limitations of our senses and encounter animals that track the Earth’s magnetic fields, fill rivers with electrical messages, wield sonar and much more. We will supplement Yong’s engaging and accessible book with articles, videos, presentations by guest speakers and even animal encounters that allow us to see the world through their eyes. Join us as together we discover new ways of seeing and experiencing our immense world.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Wed

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Misty Baumann2.Susan Salpeter3.Dorothy Balabanos4.Carol Dietz 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/8/2023 - 6/7/2023 Weekly - Wed 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Carol Dietz  ; Dorothy Balabanos  ; Susan Salpeter  ; Misty Baumann 
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