Following Thoreau’s Example of Finding a Local Refuge in Nature
With UConn Professor, Robert Thorson
Sunday, June 3, 4:00 at the Guilford Community Center
Many of us are familiar with Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, where Henry David Thoreau found refuge in nature for two years, two months, and two days. The result was Walden, the literary fountainhead of America’s environmental consciousness. Today, more than half a million people visit the pond each year to follow his example.
Join University of Connecticut Professor, Robert Thorson, who has written the first ever Guide to Walden Pond to understand how Thoreau was able to merge history, nature, landscape and literature into a single aesthetic. Robert M. Thorson moved from Alaska to New England in 1984 to teach geoscience at the University of Connecticut. Ever since then, he’s been interpreting the historic New England landscape, with special emphasis on fieldstone walls, waterways, ponds, and shorelines.
After the talk, there will be time for questions and discussion, followed by a book signing. This event is part of the GLCT Annual Meeting where you can also learn about the Missing Piece campaign, the local effort to protect the last central in-holding in the 1,000-acre Westwoods forest of Guilford, for many, Guilford’s Walden.