For Children with an Adult, and also Anyone Blessed with Child-like Wonder
Rachel Carson, famous scientist and writer, in her little gem of a book The Sense of Wonder argues that “If a child is to keep alive his (her) sense of wonder, he (she) needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” In keeping with that guidance and inspired by a 1975 book titled Walk When the Moon is Full by Frances Hamerstrom, beginning in February we will be offering evening strolls through our neighborhoods and parks to explore the surprises of the various seasons as illuminated by moonlight. Tracks in the snow, owls calling, the din of spring peepers, the scent of deer on a humid trail, fireflies in July and glowworms in the early autumn are all possible. What may be ordinary in the daylight becomes extraordinary by moonlight. A simple walk, once a month, can awaken the senses, spark the imagination, and make memories that last a lifetime.
Sid Baglini will lead the initial walk(s) and will be looking forward to sharing the leadership role with others as the moon walks progress. Sid has a background in elementary and adult education and also homeschooled/ unschooled her daughter.
A flashlight in case the moonlight needs some help, weather-appropriate clothing, masks, and a hand to hold, if you are a child
DATES AND TIMES:
Walks have resumed! We ask that all participants wear a mask so that everyone remains healthy and safe.
August 3rd Sturgeon Moon 9:00 pm
September 2nd Corn Moon 8:30 pm
October 1st Harvest Moon 7:30 pm
October 31st Blue Moon (Halloween, so we will skip this one)
November 30th Beaver Moon 7:00 pm
December 29th Cold Moon 7:00 pm
Please note: Times vary, due to the rising of the moon. Depending on participants’ wishes, we can schedule for a day ahead or later if bad weather causes a cancellation.
Please contact Program Leader Sid Baglini by email if you would like to participate, so she can reach you if the date is changed or cancelled.