The Walden Woods Project preserves the land, literature and legacy of Henry David Thoreau to foster an ethic of environmental stewardship and social responsibility …
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The Land

The Land

How we protect Thoreau’s Walden Woods

The Literature

The Literature

The Transcendentalists: Their Lives & Writings

The Legacy

The Legacy

Discover Student and Teacher Resources

Ken Burns Presents “Walden”, A Ewers Brothers Production

Upcoming Events

On Belonging In Outdoor Spaces

                  Join us for a free series featuring speakers whose work is advancing efforts to strengthen belonging and connection between communities of color and the outdoors. Claudia Fox Tree: February 22, 2023 7:00pm EST. via ZOOM Leah Penniman: March 8, 2023 7:00pm... Read more

Vernal Pool Walk 2023

When: Saturday, April 8, 2023; 1:00-2:30pm Info: Join us for an exploration of one of Lincoln’s woodland vernal pools! Learn about the special ecology of these ponds and search for frogs, salamanders,  fairy shrimp and more! Free, all are welcome. Great for kids and adults. Space is limited and registration is required. ... Read more

Approaching Walden 2023

Applications are now open for Approaching Walden 2023! Approaching Walden is a six-day professional development seminar for educators and graduate students. The seminar provides teachers with the skills they need to lead their students in a study of their home community. This place-based interdisciplinary workshop uses Henry David Thoreau’s writings... Read more