Upcoming Events

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.

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IFA Hiking Series - 2023 Schedule

Sat.    Apr 15 –  Time: TBA   Spring FlingMcCormick’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 FungiSalamonie 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 BirdsEagle 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.


Film Screening

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. 

Event Partners:  


IU Arts & Humanities Council

IU Center for Rural Engagement

Save Hoosier National Forest