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Cartoons & Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


All are invited to attend Central Presbyterian Church’s Earth Day program on Thursday, April 22, at 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary, 3829 Grand Avenue in Des Moines. Actor Tom Milligan will be offering us a glimpse at the life of artist and conservationist Jay N. D’ing Darling. In this hour-long presentation, “Ding” visits with the audience in his 11th floor office at The Des Moines Register.

Beginning with his early years in Sioux City, where Ding Darling became aware of the natural world around him, as well as developing skills as an editorial cartoonist, he reflects upon his remarkable life journey. His story continues to include 2 Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoons for The Register, and a remarkable career as a nationally known conservationist. From the introduction of The Duck Stamp to the creation of the National Wildlife Federation, Darling’s influence was felt, not only through his cartoons, but through his actions as well. Considered by many to be one of the most influential members of the modern conservation movement in the first half of the 20th century, the impact of his work is still felt today.

Advanced registration is required. Signup to attend the Earth Day program on SignupGenius:

This event is free and open to the public. A question and answer discussion will follow the presentation.


April 22
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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3829 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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