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The Walden Woods Project, The Honors College at UMass Lowell, Massachusetts Center for the Book, and Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area are thrilled to announce the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read

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WPSR Visitor Center

The new Visitor Center at Walden Pond State Reservation As the new year begins, the stunning, new Walden Pond State Reservation Visitor Center is now open to the public. As

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Sunday, July 23, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Approaching Walden is a six-day professional development seminar for high school 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 and philosophy as a model. Through Thoreau’s example of living deliberately, we can learn [...]

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Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - A special theatrical event for the Thoreau Bicentennial, to benefit the Walden Woods Project Clear Sky, Pure Light: An Evening with Henry David Thoreau with Christopher Childs as Thoreau Saturday, May 20, 7 PM Sunday, May 21, 2 PM Walden Woods Project’s Thoreau Institute Tickets: Early Bird (until March 31), $20; After March 31, $25; [...]

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - A special theatrical event for the Thoreau Bicentennial, to benefit the Walden Woods Project Clear Sky, Pure Light: An Evening with Henry David Thoreau with Christopher Childs as Thoreau Saturday, May 20, 7 PM Sunday, May 21, 2 PM Walden Woods Project’s Thoreau Institute Tickets: Early Bird (until March 31), $20; After March 31, $25; [...]

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm - This workshop introduces the connections between Thoreau’s writings and philosophy and present-day mindfulness concepts. During the workshop you will: spend time with the Walden Woods Project’s resident Thoreau scholar, Jeffery S. Cramer; practice mindfulness outside, in the midst of Walden Woods; and learn how to bring mindfulness to your own classroom, workplace, or home. Important [...]

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