The Walden Woods Project – On Belonging in Outdoor Spaces

The Walden Woods Project – Keeping Thoreau’s Legacy Alive
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Walden Woods Project – On Belonging in Outdoor Spaces

The Walden Woods Project, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Farrington Nature Linc, The Food Project, Lincoln Land Conservation Trust, and Mass Audubon are thrilled to present the spring speaker series, “On Belonging in Outdoor Spaces.” This free virtual series, running March – June, will feature prominent speakers whose work is advancing efforts to strengthen belonging and connection between communities of color and the benefits of time in nature.

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Evelyn Rydz, Artist
Close Attention: Exploring a creative practice inside and outside the studio
April 14, 2021 – 7pm EST

Exploring the vulnerability and the resiliency of natural and cultural ecosystems, Rydz invites viewers and participants of her projects to imagine a different future – one shaped by our connections and care for local and global communities.





Dr. Monica White
Author of Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement
May 12, 2021 – 7pm EST





Dr. J. Drew Lanham,
Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University
Coloring the Conservation Conversation
June 2, 2021 – 7pm EST

Dr. Lanham will discuss what it means to embrace the full breadth of his African-American heritage and his deep kinship to nature and adoration of birds. The convergence of ornithologist, college professor, poet, author and conservation activist blend to bring our awareness of the natural world and our moral responsibility for it forward in new ways. Candid by nature — and because of it — Lanham will examine how conservation must be a rigorous science and evocative art, inviting diversity and race to play active roles in celebrating our natural world.