Tales from Planet Earth: A Voice for the Wild - Emily Ford Visits Madison

Event Dates

  • Sunday, 03/05/2023 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Event Description

Join Emily Ford for hiking, food trucks, a bonfire, and a double-feature screening of Breaking Trail (2021) and A Voice for the Wild (2022).

A winter backpacker and thru-hiker, Ford is the first woman and person of color to have completed the entire Ice Age Trail in winter. Through her work, Ford spreads the message that everyone deserves to discover the outdoors, regardless of race, gender identity, or upbringing.

Attedance is free; secure your spot as seats are limited. Sign up online: https://go.wisc.edu/tales-parks 


  • 4:00-6:00 p.m. Meet at the trailead hear the back patio for guided hikes around William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park. Hikes will leave every half hour.
  • 5:00-9:00 p.m. Food Trucks, Bonfires, and S'mores outside the Lussier Family Heritage Center
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. Double feature of Breaking Trail and A Voice for the Wild, followed by Q+A with Emily Ford in the Lussier Family Heritage Center

Nature is for everyone; and every body! Access Ability Wisconsin (AAW), in partnership with Foundation for Dane County Parks, will have several outdoor wheelchairs (OWCs) available for use, with tank-like tracks and a tilt switch designed to allow individuals with mobility challenges of all ages to explore the outdoors independently and safely. To request an OWC for this event, email mullins@fdcparks.org or call 608-213-6766. OWCs are made possible by Healthy Parks Healthy You and AAW.

NEED A LYFT? The Foundation for Dane County Parks is generously sponsoring free Lyft rides for attendees. Email foundationfordanecountyparks@gmail.com to coordinate a ride. Parking is free outside the Lussier Family Heritage Center

Tales from Planet Earth is a film series hosted by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. These free viewings, hosted once or twice a year, link compelling narratives to the work of scholars and community organizations who advocate for environmental and social justice. Originally a film festival, Tales from Planet Earth has evolved into a community based, interactive engagement and learning experience.

This event is presented by:
Dane County Parks | Foundation for Dane County Parks| Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area | Healthy Parks Healthy You | The Ice Age Trail Alliance | The Joy Trip Project | The Natural Resources Foundation | UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies




Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison)



Categories: Parks, Talk or Workshop