Posts Tagged ‘walk’

StoryWalk™, Saturdays, October 1, 8, 15, &29, 2016, 10:00am-12:00pm, starting at the Replica House

September 23, 2016

Step inside a storybook as you stroll past book passages placed on the Pond Trail. Fun for the whole family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program starts at the Thoreau house replica. Sunscreen is recommended. Stop by any time in this 2-hr. window.its-fall

The Year of Low Water: Plant Ecology of Walden Pond’s Shore, Saturday, September 10, 2016, 1:00pm-3:00pm

August 15, 2016

Join world-renowned biologist Richard Primack for a walk from the Thoreau House Replica to Thoreau’s cove. Henry David Thoreau kept extensive records of plant flowering and leaf-out times. Dr. Primack uses Walden Pond as a living laboratory, comparing current conditions with Thoreau’s records and documenting that the climate around Walden Pond is changing. Dr. Primack will discuss the ecological consequences of these changes, as well as the plant successions taking place during the current low-water levels at Walden.

 

PleaRichard-Primack-and-Henry-David-Thoreau-224x300se make a reservation by phone (978)369-3254 (press option #3 to leave us a message) or email at walden.pond@state.ma.us with the number of attendants in your party. Thank you!

Reading Walden’s Landscape, Mondays, June 13 and June 27, 10:00am-11:00am

June 2, 2016

Join us for an interpretive walk on the Pond Path. Thoreau was a keen observer and recorder of nature. We will identify wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees and interpret the forested landscape as Thoreau would have done. We will discuss forest succession and will also share some descriptive passages from Thoreau’s book, “Walden.” Meet in front of the Replica house located near the main parking lot. Please wear proper walking shoes and bring your water and sunscreen. Children must be accompanied by an adult. walden, ridge path

Reading Walden’s Landscape, Tuesdays, August 4, 11, & 18, 11am-12pm

July 28, 2015

Join us for an interpretive walk on the Pond Path. Thoreau was a keen observer and meticulous documenter of nature. We will identify wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees and interpret the forested landscape as Thoreau would have done. We will discuss forest succession and will also share some descriptive passages from Thoreau’s book, “Walden.” Meet in front of the Thoreau house replica. Please wear proper walking shoes and bring your water and sunscreen. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reading Thoreau’s Essays Discussion Group Wednesdays, May 20 & 29 12:30-1:30pm

May 20, 2015

Meet a park interpreter at the Thoreau house replica, near the main parking lot, for a discussion about Thoreau’s essays. Each week a different essay will be discussed. Reading the week’s essay beforehand will add to your interest in the program, but is not required. Most appropriate for adults and teens.

Call 978 369-3254 for more information.

To prepare for the discussions, you may want to read the entry of the day:

May 20, Walking, http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1862/06/walking/304674/
May 27, Civil Disobedience, http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper2/thoreau/civil.htm