cover of the The Animal Dialogues, a book by Craig Childs
Craig Childs

Craig Childs

Author Craig Childs shares science, history and lyricism with 'The Animal Dialogues'

CMC's Common Reader engages students, staff and community members and culminates with author visits

CMC’s Common Reader Program this year celebrates Colorado’s own Craig Childs, America’s finest naturalist and adventurer. His classic collection of wilderness tales, The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild, recounts dramatic, face-to-face meetings with sharks, bears, pumas, and winged species.

The Animal Dialogues invites us to swim, crawl, and climb with Childs as he moves beyond the human realm to see what we share with Earth’s other species.

Learn more about Craig Childs

2022 Art & Creative Writing Contest Results

Audiobook Version

An eAudiobook version of The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild is available through the CMC Virtual Library with the Libby app and the Overdrive website.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Participate in Colorado Mountain College’s Common Reader program and explore The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild, along with your community. The Common Reader program is designed to encourage learning conversations among staff, faculty, students and community members.

Explore the book on a deeper level through CMC discussion groups, classes, and at the campus author visits.

2022 Art & Creative Writing Contest Results

Nine entries were submitted for the “Animal Encounters” Art and Creative Writing Contest this year (see below). Thanks to everyone who shared their creative work!  

Visual Art

First Place: Great Horned Owlet by Seth Andersen, Staff Member at Spring Valley Campus

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Second Place: Tapir by Justin B. Pollack, Faculty Member at Breckenridge & Dillon Campus

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Third Place: Bear Cub Protection by W. Hayes, Staff Member at Steamboat Springs Campus

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Creative Writing

Honorable Mention