From the sandy dunes in the north to the rolling hills in the south, Indiana’s landscapes have inspired generations of Hoosiers. The literature they’ve written and the state parks system they founded for the 1916 Centennial are legacies we enjoy today. What will we leave for the future? Next Indiana Campfires is a unique way to connect nature, literature and Indiana’s Bicentennial.
Trek and talk with us! During this outing, a humanities scholar will serve as facilitator and lead attendees on the route, stopping periodically to read aloud the words of important Hoosier authors. Participants will then gather around a campfire to discuss connections between nature, literature and place.
About the excursion: Join Indiana Humanities and Red-tail Land Conservancy for an hour-long biking and hiking excursion! Bike with us along the Cardinal Greenway to the preserved prairie of Red-tail Land Conservancy (approximately 12 miles), where we’ll trek for about an hour before settling in for a campfire meal, Upland beer and discussion. Not a cyclist? No worries! Your excursion will be a bit shorter. Meet us at the Preserve at 5:15 p.m. and you’ll be on your way by 8 p.m.
Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate (Walk only: Easy)
Facilitator: Kevin McKelvey, University of Indianapolis
Excursion details: Come dressed for the outdoors! We recommend the proper footwear (tennis shoes), sunscreen and bug spray. Please bring your own filled, reusable water bottle to take with you on the outing.
Final reminders including cycling/non-cycling instructions and important event details will be emailed to registered attendees the week prior to the event.
A limited number of free tickets are available based on need per outing. Please contact Leah Nahmias, Indiana Humanities director of programs and community engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events are designed for ages 12 and up. Beer available to those 21 and up.
Next Indiana Campfires is generously supported by the Efroymson Family Fund, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires and the Ball Brothers Foundation. Upland Brewing Co. will be providing in-kind support as the alcoholic beverage sponsor. Indiana Humanities is supported in part by Lilly Endowment, Inc. and the National Endowment of the Humanities.