Professional Development Workshops

The Walden Woods Project offers a wide variety of one-day workshops* for educators, conservation professionals and the general public.  Below, you will find a description of each of the workshops we offer regularly and upcoming dates, if applicable.

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Beyond Walden: Thoreau’s Other Writings from the Pond

Spend one day of the April break exploring Thoreau’s time at Walden Pond by looking at texts—other than Walden—that emerged from that two-year, two-month, and two-day period of his life. While Walden makes it onto numerous high school reading lists, teachers often talk about the challenges of teaching such a multi-layered, commanding text to teens. In this workshop, staff from The Walden Woods Project will introduce you to Thoreau and his time at Walden Pond through other texts that were born from experiences he had between July 4, 1845 and September 6, 1847, focusing on the essays “Civil Disobedience” and “Ktaadn,” as well as excerpts from the book A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (the writing of which was his main purpose for going to live at Walden).  Those who are not educators, per se, but are interested in the topic are very welcome to join us! Check back for future “Beyond Walden” dates.

*Additional workshops to come