Book Club Schedule
Wed Mar 1st 6pm Book: The Control of Nature by John McPhee
Wed Apr 5th 6pm Book: Rooted by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
The monthly Book Club meetings are open to IFA members and non-members, and take place virtually with the convenience of a Zoom call. Please join us as we continue to grow the group and expand our knowledge.
IFA Hiking Series - 2023 Schedule
Sat. Apr 15 – Time: TBA Spring Fling – McCormick’s Creek State Park. Wolf Cave/Preserve Trail #5; 2 mile loop of easy terrain. Meet at the nature center parking lot and carpool to trailhead. Good hike for morels and wild flowers!
Sat. May 13 – Time: TBA The Good, the Bad & the Fungi – Salamonie River State Forest. Hike through a historical forest. Moderate to rugged terrain. Good hike for morels!
Sat. Jun 17 – Time: TBA Possum Trot – Hike trails off of Possum Trot Road. Rugged terrain. More information to come.
Sat. Aug 12 – Time: TBA Summer Foraging 101 – Location TBA
Sat. Sept 9 – Time: TBA Indiana Woodland Birds – Eagle Creek Park. Loop around the bird sanctuary, easy terrain. Park at the Ornithology Center. Bring your camera!
Sat. Oct 14 – Time: TBA Living Climate Solutions – Bloomington, north of IU, Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. Rugged terrain. Meet at the parking lot.
Tues Mar 21st 7-9pm Keep the Forest Standing: A Film Screening & Panel Discussion FREE OF CHARGE RSVP
Indiana University, Cook Center Grand Hall (MX101)
Join us for a screening of the documentary film by director Cade Bursell, Shawnee Showdown: Keep the Forest Standing (60 min) and panel discussion after the film.
During the 1990s, the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois was the site of an 80-day stand-off between environmental activists, the courts, and the Forest Service over commercial logging on public lands. While activists initially won the support of the community and the courts to cease clearcutting for 17 years, the logging ban was lifted in 2013 after a motion by the Forest Service. Thousands of miles of Shawnee National Forest were put back at risk—and remain threatened today. The film raises pressing and salient questions about commercial use of public lands, environmental protection, and how the fight to save Shawnee National Forest mirrors similar struggles in the Hoosier National Forest. View Printable Flyer.
IU Arts & Humanities Council
IU Center for Rural Engagement
Save Hoosier National Forest