Public Education &

Fall Walks 2021

Story-Based Navigation with Greg Rosen

Saturday, January 22, 2:00-3:00pm

Come experience land navigation and mapmaking through oral storytelling. This skill is part nature observation, part imagination, and part improv acting: we will explore, choose landmarks, and create mental trail maps using stories – and then try them out on one another. Designed for all ages, though any children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Meet at the kiosk marking the Hillside Loop trail entrance behind the tennis courts at Hillside Park. Greg is an instructor at Queens Botanical Garden and founder of Forest Folk.

We will be scheduling more walks soon. Got an idea for a walk? Let us know!

Max 10pp per walk. Masks recommended.

Seeking a volunteer to administer this project: liaise and confirm walkers and walk leaders, schedule walks, and update this webpage and calendar. Interested? Email us!

Wood Thrush, next to Sugar Pond, May 17. Photo ©Julien Amsellem
Includes Conservation Commission meetings, events and woods work sessions

Past Walks

  • Ecopoetic Forest Bathing and Writing Meditation with Kristin Prevallet

  • Forest Meditation with Karin Elias

  • Plant I.D. walk with Devon Cummings & Haven Colgate

  • Elementary School Survival Skills with HHS senior Arlo Heitler

  • Mushrooms, Mosses, Slimes & Lichens with Taro Ietaka

  • Geology Walk with Jeff Rappaport

  • History of Hillside Woods Tour with Adam Hart

We will re-offer some of these walks plus other new topics in the fall.