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Thorson discusses new Walden Pond guide

The Guide to Walden Pond is the first guidebook to Henry David Thoreau's most defining place, visited by half a million people each year. Many more know it as the fountainhead of America's environmental consciousness. In the guide, Thoreau devotee Thorson takes us on an amble around the pond's shoreline, pausing... Read more

Andrew Menard—Learning from Thoreau

The Walden Woods Project and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum invite you to a Stewardship Lecture with ANDREW MENARD "Learning from Thoreau" Thursday, May 3 7:30 PM   Henry David Thoreau had a very modern way of looking at nature—something he called "a different intention of the eye"—that cleaved him... Read more

Museum Institute for Teaching Science—Summer Seminar 2018

Landscapes for Learning: A Natural Confluence of Science, Literacy, Mathematics and Place-based Pedagogy The Walden Woods Project is pleased to be partnering with Mass Audubon/Drumlin Farm and Concord Museum to offer a one-week institute for educators for grades 3-8, through the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS). Description: Communities and their... Read more

Approaching Walden 2018

Approaching Walden 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... Read more