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A Walk (on) Wachusett

Join Walden Woods Project and DCR staff as we explore Mount Wachusett’s summit and Thoreau’s 1842 essay, “A Walk to Wachusett.” Along the way, we will share and discuss excerpts from this early essay, and learn about the natural and social history of the mountain and local area. The walk... Read more

Approaching Thoreau: Teaching about Place

This professional development workshop will approach Thoreau as a uniquely place-based writer and philosopher, exploring his time at Walden Pond by looking at Walden and other texts. Participants will spend time with the Walden Woods Project’s Curator of Collections and Thoreau scholar, Jeffrey S. Cramer, and UMass Lowell’s Professor of English, Marlowe Miller,... Read more