Henry David Thoreau is sometimes credited with being the first ecologist due to his detailed journal entries and reflections on nature around Concord and surrounding towns. Some Fridays, students in EFSG choose selections from the journal close to or on the same date – from over 150 years ago! We read and discuss what Thoreau’s thoughts mean to us today. It is exciting to realize that he walked some of the same paths that we do today and described some of the same landscape features that are still here.
Our exploration of literature and the arts is not limited to Thoreau. Sometimes we read poems or quotes from other authors. We also watch movies on some Fridays when the weather is too bad to go outside. Movies from recent years include Merchants of Doubt and A Small Act.