Notice: Cumming Nature Center will be closed to the public from Saturday, November 20, through Tuesday, December 14.

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.

Sessions:

Wednesday, February 2, 11am-1pm

For this session, we will be reading Unbowed: A Memoir, by Wangari Maathai. This session will be held at Cumming Nature Center (subject to change).  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

Wednesday, March 2, 11am-1pm

For this session, we will be reading Changing Seasons in the Finger Lakes, by Angela Cannon-Crothers. This session will be held at Cumming Nature Center (subject to change).    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

Wednesday, April 6, 11am-1pm

For this session, we will be reading Eager: The Secret, Surprising Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, by Ben Goldfarb. This session will be held at Cumming Nature Center (subject to change).    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

Wednesday, May 4, 11am-1pm

For this session, we will be reading Trace: Memory, History, Race and the American Landscape, by Laurent Savoy. This session will be held at Cumming Nature Center (subject to change).    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

Wednesday, June 1, 11am-1pm

For this session, we will be reading The 6th Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert. This session will be held at Cumming Nature Center (subject to change).    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


Sign up for our Newsletter!

Get RMSC news delivered to your inbox.

 

Sign up for Teacher News

Get valuable teacher-specific news.

 

google review 2