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July 23, 2016
Next Indiana Campfires: Merry Lea Environmental Education Center
Join Indiana Humanities and the Merry Lea Environmental Education Center for a morning walk across prairie and wetland, followed by a meal created from local, sustainable foods, including those grown at Merry Lea Environmental Education Center’s farmstead.
Event Details

From the sandy dunes in the north to the rolling hills in the south, Indiana’s landscapes have inspired generations of Hoosiers. The literature they’ve written and the state parks system they founded for the 1916 Centennial are legacies we enjoy today. What will we leave for the future? Next Indiana Campfires is a unique way to connect nature, literature and Indiana’s Bicentennial.

Humanities scholar Micah Towery will serve as facilitator and lead attendees on a pre-determined route by foot and stop periodically to read aloud the words of important Hoosier authors. Participants will then gather to discuss connections between nature, literature and place.

Difficulty level: Easy

Excursion details: Come dressed for the outdoors! We recommend the proper footwear (tennis shoes or hiking boots), sunscreen and bug spray. Please bring your own filled, reusable water bottle to take with you on the outing.

Final reminders including parking instructions and important event details will be emailed to you the week prior to the event.

A limited number of free tickets are available based on need per outing. Please contact Leah Nahmias, Indiana Humanities director of programs and community engagement, at lnahmias@indianahumanities.org.

Events are designed for ages 12 and up. 

Next Indiana Campfires is generously supported by the Efroymson Family Fund, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires and the Ball Brothers Foundation. Upland Brewing Co. will be providing in-kind support as the alcoholic beverage sponsor. Indiana Humanities is supported in part by Lilly Endowment, Inc. and the National Endowment of the Humanities.

July 23, 2016, 10:00am - 1:00pm