Hayride-Philosophy Walk: Philosophy by Moonlight

Please join us for our free October Hayride-Philosophy Walk BY MOONLIGHT on Friday, October 2nd from 6pm – 9pm. Topic: An eve of storytelling, conversation, philosophy, and community beneath the starts and full moon. Location: Merlin Nature Preserve. Guest speaker: Lowell Jaeger. Learn more here!

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Philosophy Walk: Into the Wild with Muir & Pinchot

Please join us for our free July Merlin Meandering on Sunday, July 19th from 9am – 12pm. Featuring guest speaker and author John Clayton, this philosophy walk takes us into the wild with John Muir & Gifford Pinchot through a combination of storytelling, biography, and philosophy. Learn more & RSVP here!

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Philosophy Walk: Leisure & Loafing

Merlin MCC | Boots in Grass

Our society has a complicated relationship with leisure, idleness, and rest. On this walk, we’ll explore some of the differences between these things, the historical contexts that have helped to shape our values about work and leisure, and much more! Please join us for our free Philosophy Walk on Sunday, June 7th from 10am – 1pm. Learn more here!

*NOTE: In order to practice safe social distancing measures, we will limit our walk to 10 people max and require registration.*

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*NEW RESCHEDULED DATE* Philosophy Hayride-Walk for Kids (Halloween-Themed)

WHO SAYS THERE’S NO HALLOWEEN IN NOVEMBER?  Not us! With a “not so gentle nudge” from Mother Nature, we extended Halloween into the first weekend of November!  Due to unpalatable weather conditions for our regularly scheduled walk date, our free Merlin Meandering has been RESCHEDULED and will now take place…

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Philosophy Walk

Please join us for our philosophy walk on Saturday, November 2nd from 10am-1pm.  Topic:  Nature & the Humanities.  Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail — Ed Glowienka (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Carroll College) & Henry Kramer (2019 Merlin Student Fellow, University of Montana Missoula). Some of the things we’ll be exploring along the…

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Hayride-Philosophy Walk

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) &…

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Philosophy Walk

Please join us for this philosophy as a way of life-inspired walk on Saturday, September 14th from 10am-1pm where we’ll be exploring “virtue & ethics: from ecology to ethics.”  Special guest speaker/philosopher-on-trail — David Nowakowski, PhD. To learn more & sign-up for our free meandering, visit our philosophy walks page.

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