Join us for a trek through Flatwoods Park, Monroe County’s largest park, to read, think and talk about trees. Led by naturalist Autumn Brunelle, we’ll learn to identify several species of trees while reading passages that encourage us to learn from trees and what they can teach us about ourselves and our environments.
Each trek is co-led by a humanities scholar and a naturalist. Along the way, we stop to read short writings by nature writers. Each trek concludes with a shared meal and discussion around a campfire.
Your ticket price includes a campfire meal and snacks for the trail, in addition to any entrance or rental fees associated with the trek.
WHERE: Flatwoods Park
WHEN: August 13, 2022 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT
SCHOLAR-FACILITATOR: Autumn Brunelle is Anishinaabe, a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and grew up on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Autumn graduated in 2015 from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Native American Studies with a desire for integrating indigenous knowledge into environmental education and outreach. She currently works as a full-time Naturalist for the Monroe County Parks and Recreation Department.
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Handicap-accessible paved trail
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
- A limited number of free tickets are available based on need, please contact Sam Opsahl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please bring a reusable water bottle to take with you on the outing.
- We will send a final confirmation two days before the event with driving and parking instructions and any other updates.
- In case of inclement weather, Indiana Humanities will cancel the event and alert you via email at least two hours prior to event start time. If the event is cancelled, you will be offered a ticket to another Campfires event of your choice.
- Events are designed for ages 12 and up.
- Refunds are not available after 72 hours in advance.