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Campfires: Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve (Indianapolis)

Hosted by Indiana Humanities

Join us for a special journey with the Carmel Clay Public Library as we explore the environment of the Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve!

October 7, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve
8825 River Road
Indianapolis, IN 46240 United States

Event Details

Join Indiana Humanities and the Carmel Clay Public Library for a special trek through the Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve as we think, read, and talk about our central Indiana landscape. During the journey, we’ll learn to identify various Indiana species while reading passages that encourage us to connect with our Hoosier environment and help us understand how we affect our surroundings and how they affect us. This trek will be co-led by local humanities scholar Shari Wagner and CILTI naturalist Grace Van Kan. Along the way, we’ll stop to read short nature-themed writings before concluding the journey with shared snacks and discussion around a campfire.


  • This campfire walk is designed for ages 21 and up.
  • Please bring a reusable water bottle to take with you on the outing.
  • Once registered, participants will receive instructions for driving and parking.
  • In the event of a weather cancellation, you will receive an email message at least two hours prior to the event’s start time.

Indiana Humanities’ Campfires events pair nature and literature to spark conversations about Indiana’s future. This year’s series is made possible by generous funding from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Indiana Humanities is proud to be a part of a consortium of Central Indiana organizations helping Hoosiers to access and appreciate the White River. They are also grateful to friends at Upland Brewing Co. for providing delicious, cold beer for participants.

Questions? Contact us at adultservices@carmelclaylibrary.org or 317.814.3988.