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

Andrew Menard—Learning from Thoreau

Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Details & Registration

The Walden Woods Project, Lincoln Massachusetts

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 different intention of the eye”—that cleaved him through heart and marrow.  Using examples from contemporary art, philosophy, and science, Andrew Menard explains Thoreau’s radical sensibility and suggests why it remains provocative today.

Andrew Menard, an artist, writer, and critic, is the author of Learning from Thoreau, which will be released by the University of Georgia Press on May 1, 2018.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Doors will open at 7 PM for a wine and cheese reception with the author, sponsored by The Cheese Shop of Concord.  The talk will begin promptly at 7:30 PM.

To make reservations, please call 781-259-4707 or email your name, phone number, number of seats you’d like reserved and how you heard about the event to education@walden.org.  Within two business days after leaving your information, you will receive a confirmation and more details about the event.

Learning from Thoreau will be available for sale at the event ($26.95), with a book-signing by the author after the talk.

 

 

 


 

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).