An artful form of "educational entertainment" for both children and adults
Doc Wild (formerly the Critterman) is just one of the alter-egos of Denny Olson, who for more than 30 years has been a student and teacher of the natural world. Well-known nationwide for his theatrical performances and speeches, Denny strongly believes in encouraging children and adults to think about how nature and people are connected. Denny has written books on cougars, deer, "place-based" education and Native American stories. His characters include Doc Wild, Professor Avian Guano, Dr. Death, The Lost Voyageur, and Doctor Loonacy. As one unsuspecting victim of Denny's performances put it, "I didn't realize I learned so much until it was too late!"