Walden Pond State Reservation, Concord MA


Photographer Scot Miller will give remarks and sign copies of his book at the opening of his exhibition “Thoreau’s Walden: A Journey in Photographs” at Walden Pond State Reservation.

Tickets are $35/person ($30 is tax deductible).

This event is presented by The Friends of Walden Pond, an activity of the Walden Woods Project.

Light refreshments will be served.

Parking at Walden Pond State Reservation will be complimentary. Lots will remain open until the conclusion of the event!

If you have questions, e-mail or call 781-259-4700.

The exhibit was created by the Harvard Museum of Natural History in partnership with Scot Miller.

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The Walden Woods Project, Lincoln Massachusetts


Gathering Poets on Henry David Thoreau

From Louisa May Alcott’s “Thoreau’s Flute” to Walden by Haiku and beyond, poets have put the life, philosophy, and inspiring words of Henry David Thoreau into poetry.  What would an anthology of poems about Thoreau tell us about the meaning of his work and our aspirations for a better world?

David K. Leff is an essayist, Pushcart Prize nominated poet and former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. He is the author of six nonfiction books, three volumes of poetry and a novel in verse.  His 2016 book, Canoeing Maine’s Legendary Allagash: Thoreau, Romance and Survival of the Wild won a silver medal in the Nautilus Book Awards for memoir and a silver medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards for regional nonfiction.  In 2016-2017 the National Park Service appointed him poet-in-residence for the New England National Scenic Trail (NET).  David’s journals, correspondence, and other papers are archived at the University of Massachusetts Libraries in Amherst.  His work is available at

This event is part of the 2018 Concord Festival of Authors.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception. The presentation begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Seating is free but limited. To RSVP on-line, click the button below. You can also register over the phone at 781-259-4707.

Approaching Thoreau: Teaching about Place

Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Event Details & Registration

Walden Woods Project, Lincoln MA


This professional development workshop will approach Thoreau as a uniquely place-based writer and philosopher, exploring his time at Walden Pond by looking at Walden and other texts. Participants will spend time with the Walden Woods Project’s Curator of Collections and Thoreau scholar, Jeffrey S. Cramer, and UMass Lowell’s Professor of English, Marlowe Miller, in the Thoreau Institute Library; tour Walden Pond with the Walden Woods Project’s Education Director, Whitney Retallic; and discover new and innovative ways to implement Thoreau’s ideas and writings in a creative and interdisciplinary way.

Registration Deadline: October 17, 2018

Registrations received after deadline will be accepted if space is available

EDCO members: $60 for workshop only; $80 for workshop plus graduate credit*

Non-EDCO members: $75 for workshop only; $100 for workshop and graduate credit*

*Optional on-line sessions for graduate credit, Oct 23-Nov 20: $125 paid to Worcester State University (additional to the registration fees above)

To register, contact the o ce of Curriculum and Instruction in your district or the Walden Woods Project at or 781-259-4721.

Participants will receive confirmation details from EDCO.