Stewardship Lectures

The Walden Woods Project sponsors the Stewardship Lecture Series to celebrate innovation and creativity in environmental stewardship and to highlight the work of those who are promoting the values and ideas embodied by Thoreau. The Lecture Series features talks, panel discussions or media presentations featuring individuals at the cutting edge of a renewed environmental and social justice movement.  Programs are all free and open to the public, unless specified.

Upcoming Stewardship Lectures

Acclaimed nature writer and New York Times bestselling author David Gessner will read from and discuss his newest book: Leave It As It Is: A Journey Through Theodore Roosevelt’s American West. As Gessner journeys through the grandeur of our public lands, he tells the story of Roosevelt’s life as a pioneering conservationist, offering an arresting history, a powerful call to arms, and a profound meditation on our environmental future. A Q&A with participants, moderated by The Walden Woods Project, will follow the reading.

This Stewardship Lecture is part of The Concord Festival of Authors.

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Join us Thursday, October 22, via zoom, 7:00-8:15pm EST.

 


 

Recent Stewardship Lectures include:

  • Terry Tempest Williams, on her book The Hours of Land: A Personal Topography of American National Parks.
  • Laura Dassow Walls, in October 2016, gave the first public presentation of her biography, Henry David Thoreau: A Life, due out on July 12, 2017
  • David Gessner, All the Wild that Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West (on his book of the same title)
  • Michael Kellett, Glen Canyon: Recovering America’s “Lost National Park”
  • Special screening of the documentary Wilderness in America with remarks by the film-maker Robert Baron
  • Robert M. Thorson, Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth Century Science (on his book of the same title)

View videos of previous Stewardship Lectures:

Lincoln (MA) Public Television frequently records our Stewardship Lectures and makes them available to the public. Please visit their site to see a selection of some of our past Lectures (select “Walden Woods” in the menu on the left side of the page).

2020 Recorded Virtual Events:

Earth Day Lecture with Dahr Jamail: CLICK HERE

Thoreau Q&A with Jeffrey S. Cramer: CLICK HERE

Jeffrey S. Cramer Solid Seasons reading: CLICK HERE