The 2023 trip is in the planning stage. In 2021 we went to the New River Gorge National Park in WV on the weekend of October 1-3, additional details are available on the flyer. The uniqueness of the New River is that it begins in North Carolina (east of the continental divide) and flows WEST through the Appalachian Mountains -- eventually into the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and on to the Gulf of Mexico. Thus, participating in the landscape of the river helps appreciate the long sweep of geological time -- and the natural beauty of river and mountains.
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.
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.
Registration cost is $30/person. Individuals will each be responsible for their own travel, food and accomodations. Financial assistance available upon request.
Complete the registration form below. Then use the PayPal link to make a payment or send a check made payable to Emerging Ecology, 5911 Western Trail, Greensboro, NC 27410.
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.
Additional details about the New River Gorge National Park are available on-line.
Over the past several decades, Nelson Stover has written poems which give voice to the geological forces, plants and animals which have shaped Planet Earth. Some of these are have been compiled into Voices On a Walk Through 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.
For questions about the 2021 trip and future trips, contact Nelson Stover or phone 336-605-0143.
The 2018 Uwharrie Rocks Report is now available. 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..