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2018 City Nature Challenge

The Walden Woods Project - Friends of Walden Pond and the DCR Walden Pond State Reservation are co-hosting a walk at Walden for the 2018 iNaturalist City Nature Challenge. The City Nature Challenge is a "Bio-Blitz" to document species of living organisms. We will get out in the field and... 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 (Doors open at 7 PM for reception)   Henry David Thoreau had a very modern way of looking at nature—something he called "a... Read more

Hidden Treasures 2018

Patriots, Prejudice, and Protest: The Hidden Stories of Concord’s Early African Americans Our program will begin at Brister’s Hill, named after Brister Freeman, a formerly enslaved man who was the second person of African descent to own land in Concord. Peter Robbins, whose father Caesar Robbins went with Brister Freeman... 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