Please join us for a special hayride-philosophy walk on Sunday, October 13th from 10am-1pm where we’ll be exploring the role of story and imagination across cultures & how these can help us reconnect with nature. Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail — Shane M. Doyle (Independent Educational & Cultural Consultant, Native Nexus Consulting) & Henry Kramer (2019 Merlin Student Fellow, University of Montana Missoula).
Some of the things we’ll be discussing:
The role of story and imagination in Native American communities
How story and imagination have contributed to community living and various responses to environmental and social situations
Myth, metaphor and philosophical reasoning
Rhythm, music, and singing in Native American communities and stories
How to cultivate story and imagination in our everyday lives
You do not need a background in philosophy to enjoy & participate in these walks. An open mind & desire to engage in thoughtful dialogue (whether from a listening or contribution standpoint) is all that’s needed! FREE. $10 suggested donation. Please bring comfortable hiking/walking shoes, water & a light snack. Fresh-brewed iced-tea provided at our outdoor classroom/homestead stop.
**PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO NATURE PRESERVE LOGISTICS, AN RSVP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS WALK. Space is limited.**
Meeting/Hike Location: MERLIN NATURE PRESERVE.Please plan on arriving approx. 10 minutes before hike/walk start time, i.e., 9:50am. Our group will meet at the Silver City Saloon parking lot located at 6024 Lincoln Rd. West. From there, we’ll take a hayride to the preserve. For directions click this google maps link.