Listening in Nature Week

SEPTEMBER 21 to 25  | around campus, with offerings online

At the heart of A new Earth conversation, the Listening in Nature program embodies our understanding that practices of slowing down, listening, becoming observant and available, and awakening to the magic of living ecosystems are vitally important as we navigate the realities of a warming world. We hope that in this time of uncertainty, experiences in nature will help you to ground yourself as you connect with your own resilience and strength.

This fall, our program includes the following events and activities:


SEPT 21    How do soundwalks engage communities? A public talk by Norman Long | 7:00pm

SEPT 23    Thoreau and the Environment A virtual conversation with the Walden Woods Project | 1:00 pm

SEPT 24    Soundscape Tours of Main South
                   Hosted by Professor Matt Malsky’s course Musical Acoustics | 4:30pm Meet in Red Square

SEPT 25    Hadwen Arboretum Tour with Professor John Rogan | 9:00 am  Meet in Red Square
                   Email Michelle Sayles at to register

SEPT 25     Outdoor Guided Relaxation hosted by Erica Beachy | 4:00 – 4:30pm ASEC tent

All week     Listening in Nature at the Goddard Library

All week     Self-Guided Explorations in Nature