One of the more interesting speaking engagements occurred deep within the woods in Monkton, Vt. this past week.
I was invited to share our work with The Walden Project, an alternative school serving about 20 students from Vergennes Union High School.
Their curriculum emphasizes writing, philosophy, environmental studies, while supporting student centered-learning. The program is modeled on Henry David Thoreau’s sojourn to Walden Pond where he immersed himself in his ecology to deepen his sense of self, society, and the natural world. (The Willowell Foundation supports and guides the program.) Continue reading