Indiana’s landscapes have inspired generations of Hoosiers. The literature they’ve written and the state parks system they founded are legacies we enjoy today. What will we leave for generations to come? Next Indiana Campfires pairs nature and literature to ignite conversations about Indiana’s future.
In 2018, the award-winning Next Indiana Campfires program will focus on the White River watershed. As we hike and paddle together, we’ll learn about efforts to restore and conserve one of Indiana’s most significant waterways and consider how it connects urban, suburban and rural Hoosiers. We’ll see if we can draw comparisons between ecological connectedness and other ways Hoosiers relate to each other across geographic, social, cultural and political boundaries in the White River watershed.
Thanks to a sponsorship from Upland Brewing Co., we’ll continue to serve their signature brews on the trail. We are also grateful for the generous support of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for underwriting the 2018 series.