Ecolit Hiking Group

Section LeaderJody Foster, who is both a former environmental attorney and former literature teacher is offering a new hiking group on an experimental basis this year, longing for more conversations about those topics in her life. We will meet at nearby trailheads on a non-regular basis (about once every 4-6 weeks) for a shared mid-morning hike with a BYO lunch stop. (Members must provide their own lunch and transportation, carpooling is encouraged.) During the lunch, the section leader and/or other volunteers will lead a brief presentation and discussion relating to a particular work of “ecoliterature,” any literary work (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, criticism) that focuses on the human relationship to the planet earth. For example, recent SUWC book group selections like Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Sixth Extinction” or Hope Jahren’s “Lab Girl” are ecolit. Participants in the group need only have ability to do moderately paced hikes and an interest in the human relationship to the earth; prior reading of texts designated for discussion is not required (though definitely welcomed). 

Please contact Jody Foster.  Her contact information is in the RedBook and in the Preview newsletter.