GO ON A STORYWALK WITH A LAND CONSERVATION TRUST
Published October 13, 2020 by Barrington Public Library
In today’s episode we are headed outside to set up a StoryWalk® at Sowams Woods, a property managed by the Barrington Land Conservation Trust. We will also hear from a few board members of the Trust to learn a bit about what they do to conserve open space in town and how you can enjoy a land trust property near you. Discover your RI land trust through the RI Land Trust Council's website.
A StoryWalk® is an innovative way to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to signposts along this one-mile loop trail where you can walk along this woodland path and read The Belonging Tree by Maryann Cocca-Leffler.
StoryWalks® were created in 2007 by Anne Ferguson in Montpelier, Vermont and have been installed in all 50 states and 12 countries.
Learn more about our StoryWalk® at Sowams Woods in Barrington, which is happening 10/9/20 to 10/30/20.
Register for our Outdoor Scavenger Hunt at Barrington Public Library on 10/27/20 at 4 pm.
Reading Recommendations about the natural world from out BLCT guests include:
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Night of the Spadefoot Toads by Bill Harley ; The Overstory by Richard Powers (Cindy also recommended!) ; The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau ; A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold ; and any of John Muir’s writings