Experience nature directly and encounter big ideas while hiking and discussing the works of noted environmental writers.
As part of the Spirit & Place Festival, (an annual Indianapolis festival), and the Indiana Forest Alliance’s Slow Saunter hiking series (which aims to inspire protection advocacy for Indiana’s forests), and Indiana Humanities’ Next Indiana Campfires (which connects nature, literature, and the Hoosier bicentennial), this hike and campfire discussion will explore the fraught yet enduring relationship we have with the natural environment. The theme of the 2016 Spirit & Place Festival is “home.” How is nature still our home, and how do we treat it?
Enjoy a 3.2 mile hike of the Rock Shelter Trail in Morgan-Monroe State Forest near Martinsville (transportation to Martinsville is on your own).
The hike level is moderate, with 25% of the trail being up or downhill. Along the way, you’ll pause to read aloud the words of important environmental thinkers, selected by University of Indianapolis English professor Kevin McKelvey, connecting the ideas of nature and home.
Cost is $10 and includes a campfire dinner and beer! Reserve your tickets here. You’ll receive details and driving instructions once you register.