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Eco-Book Club

Our monthly book club explores fiction and non-fiction books with an environmental emphasis, pairing each book with a hike.

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • First Wednesday of each month

  • 11am-1:30pm

eco-book-club

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 group hike tailored to the theme of the book. Book discussions start at 11am and the hike generally leaves at 12:30pm.

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

Walden; or, Life in the Woods, by Henry David Thoreau
Wednesday, February 1
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.

Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery, by Caren Cooper
Wednesday, March 1
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.


PREVIOUS BOOKS

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, CNC Events and Communications Manager, at sjacobymurphy@rmsc.org or 585.374.6160

About The Event

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • First Wednesday of each month

  • 11am-1:30pm