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October 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Possum Hill Parking Area
Delaware Humanities

Join Delaware Humanities for a “talk and trek”.  As we hike the Bryan’s Field Trail, we will stop at certain points to discuss short pieces of literature connected to the local environment.  Appropriate for ages 14 and older.  Space is limited and pre-registration required, call 302-368-6900 by Thursday October 11 at 4 PM.

The Bryan’s Field loop trail crosses through meadows and hardwood forests.  The trail passes the “Post Marked West” monument, which marks the beginning of the Mason-Dixon.  This 1.4 mile trail has paved, dirt, and gravel sections.  Easy to moderate difficulty.

Park at the Possum Hill Parking area, at the corner of Smith Mill Road and Paper Mill Road.  Delaware State Park fees apply ($4 Delaware residents, $8 out of state residents).

Program Description

Many of us think the word "environment" exists in strictly scientific terms, from climate science to land management to agriculture to food. However, all of these issues occupy a space between science and the humanities. All of them are debated and discussed by writers, historians, philosophers, and political figures, in addition to chemists, biologists, and physicists. All of them intersect with the other crucial issues of American life: health, culture, religion, economics. The Environmental Humanities open these discussions for all of us, providing a framework for these important conversations. Delaware Humanities is excited to begin facilitating Environmental Humanities programs in our communities. Check this space for upcoming events.