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News & Events

Charting a Path for Conservation in the 21st Century

January 12, 2019

Dr. Adam Whelchel will present his lecture “Charting a Path for Conservation in the 21st Century”, including details on his recent trip to Antarctica. Adam Whelchel has ice climbed crevasses in Alaska, trekked throughout the Himalayas, explored river caves in Thailand and Belize, and lived with indigenous peoples in East Africa. He holds degrees from University of Delaware, San Francisco State University, and University of Vermont. His interests include geo-politics, language, music, mythology, urban design, and hot sauces. Currently, Adam is the reigning Colebrook Frog Jumping champion.

Location:

Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road West, Norfolk CT

Time:

4:00 p.m.

Fee:

Free

The Joy of Forest Bathing

February 9, 2019

Malanie Choukas-Bradley will lecture on her book “The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect with Wild Places and Rejuvenate Your Life.” Forest bathing – know as shinrin-yokyu in Japan – is the therapeutic, meditative practice of reconnecting with nature and disconnecting from daily distractions while incorporating the wondrous world of the wild into your life. The Joy of Forest Bathing will take you on a nature-filled journey to help reduce stress and anxiety levels. You will discover how to forest bathe throughout each season, improve your overall health, and refresh the senses. Get ready to commune with trees, soar with the birds, let go, and get your creative juices flowing with the rejuvenating practice of forest bathing!

Location:

9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk CT

Time:

4:00 p.m.

Fee:

Free

Walking Toward Moosalamoo, A Natural History of Terra Nullius

March 2, 2019

Hans M. Carlson, PhD., Executive Director of Blue Hill Heritage Trust in downeast Maine, and former Director of Great Mountain Forest, will read from and discuss his newest book, Walking Toward Moosalamoo, a story of humans and the earth, as well as a chronicle of backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, from Mount Katahdin to a place called Mount Moosalamoo. At bottom, this book is an environmental inquiry into the dialog between humans and the land, one concerned with our current environmental crises, but also with the historical and cultural terrain of New England. Carlson will also discuss New England land conservation in the context of culture and history.

Location:

Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Rd. East, Norfolk CT

Time:

4:00 p.m.

Fee:

Free