Eco-Book Club and Hike

Eco-Book Club and Hike

If you are an outdoor enthusiast and book lover, this reading and hiking combo is for you! During each session, a book about an aspect of the natural world will be discussed followed by a BYO brown bag lunch. Participants can then head out into the woods for a guided hike tailored to the theme of the book. Book discussions start at 11am. Our book club is a collaborative program with the Naples Library, and book copies are available at their location, and through O.W.W.L., STLS, and Monroe County Libraries.

This program is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required.


Upcoming Sessions:

The 6th Extinction, by Elizabth Kolbert
Wednesday, June 1 | 11am - 1pm
The discussion will begin at 11am and will be held outdoors. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion, before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the nature center.

Register

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century, by Kirk W. Johnson
Wednesday, August 3 | 11am - 1pm
The discussion will begin at 11am and will be held outdoors. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

Register

 Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures, by Merlin Sheldrake
Wednesday, September 7 | 11am - 1pm
The discussion will begin at 11am and will be held outdoors. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

Register

Apples: The Story of the Fruit of Temptation, by Frank Browning
Wednesday, October 5 | 11am - 1pm
The discussion will begin at 11am and will be held outdoors. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

Register

Letters to Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis, illustrated by Jackie Morris and introduction by Emma Thompson
Wednesday, November 2 | 11am - 1pm
The discussion will begin at 11am and will be held outdoors. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

Register

Walden; or, Life in the Woods, by Henry David Thoreau
Wednesday, February 1 | 11am - 1pm
The discussion will begin at 11am and will be held outdoors. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

Register

Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery, by Caren Cooper
Wednesday, March 1 | 11am-1pm
The discussion will begin at 11am and will be held outdoors. Bring a bagged lunch to eat after the discussion before joining the group for a hike through the trails of the Nature Center.

Register


Previous Readings

Past books include Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, The Bees by Laline Paull, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, and more.

For more information, contact Sarah Jacoby Murphy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 585.374.6160


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