Calling all Nature Nerds to celebrate Earth Day the wild way, with a round of Nature Trivia! With a variety of topics and difficulty levels, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Prizes for first, second, and third-place winners, and laughter and learning to go around for all.
Bill McKibben, renowned activist, author, and professor, will describe how Earth's ecosystems—and their conservation—can mean the difference between a live-able future for all beings and climate chaos. Bill will also share stories of how personal experiences and connections with wild nature can be the seeds from which a lifetime of environmental advocacy and eco-centric mindsets may grow.
Join Jackie Morris, acclaimed illustrator and author (The Lost Words, The Lost Spells), for a journey of color and sound celebrating the wondrous creatures with whom we share this planet. Jackie will share her magical watercolor paintings and read from some of her works, followed by a reflection on the ways art and language can bring people into deeper relationship with wild nature.
Four poets—Rachelle Parker, Kathy Kremins, Sylvia Karman, and David Crews—are visiting Northeast Wilderness Trust's Ambassador Preserves, which are wilderness landscapes more easily accessible to the public for reciprocal, responsible experiences of wild nature. In this evening of words and images, each poet will share their lyric offering to Nature in the Northeast, accompanied by images of the land, water, plants, and animals who inspire them.