“Whatever we contribute is miniscule compared to the riches we inherit.”
–Scott Russell Sanders, “Common Wealth”
Indiana Humanities’ award-winning Next Indiana Campfires program pairs nature and literature to spark conversations about Indiana’s future. Something about the combination of wild places, great writing and cold beer gets Hoosiers talking in fresh and surprising ways about the world around us and our place in it.
Over the years, we’ve taken Hoosiers on indelible hikes and paddling trips, sponsored the creation of original films about Indiana waterways, and published an anthology of our favorite Hoosier environmental writing.
Due to COVID-19, we’ve paused our normal schedule of outdoor treks. But we’re still encouraging Hoosiers to find renewal, refuge, relaxation and reflection in nature. Check out our Slow Moments campaign to learn more.
Next Indiana Campfires is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, with additional support from Upland Brewing Co.