In order to expand our knowledge and appreciation of our place in the cosmos, in terms of both space and time, Emerging Ecology organizes weekend outings to places of natural awe. In 2018, the outing explored the Uwharrie Mountains and the Uwharrie National Forest (download a flyer for details). The Uwharrie Rocks Report includes drawings, a monograph and a song.
In 2017, the group visited the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest near Robbinsville, NC. This Forest contains one of the few remaining tracts of virgin hardwoods in the Eastern US. In 2016, the group went to the Gray Fossil Site in eastern TN.
Saturday evening and Sunday morning are dedicated to creating our own versions of stories that recount the past and point to the human role in creating a mutually enhancing future between the human and non-human realms.
Additional details about the Uwharrie National Forest are available on-line.
Over the past several decades, Nelson Stover has written poems which give voice to the plants and animals which have shaped Planet Earth. Some of these are have been compiled into Voices On a Walk Thru Time in hopes that they may inspire other stories.
Planet Earth has a dynamic surface. Geologic maps over time show the changes of the eastern part of the North American landmass over the last 500 million years.
Similar events were held in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, the group went to the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in western North Carolina. The poems, song and story created on this trip can be downloaded.
During 2016, a similar trip was organized for 11 people to the Gray Fossil Site in eastern Tennessee. The report of their venture is called In The Aura..
The 2018 trip will focus on the Uwharrie National Forest.
Registration cost is $30/person.
Complete the registration form below. Then use the PayPal link to make a payment or send a check made by check payable to Emerging Ecology, 5911 Western Trail, Greensboro, NC.