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IN Humanities Family Trek

Treking, campfire, snacks and more!

Join us for this special trek designed for kids and families! Our trek along the White River will explore how Hoosiers past and present used this important waterway and how our homes, farms and towns affect the river today. Prepare to get muddy—we’ll wade into the White River to get down and dirty as we test the water and learn about plant and animal life in the watershed! Snacks and drinks provided. Each trek is co-led by a humanities scholar and a naturalist. Along the way, we stop to read short writings by Indiana nature writers. Each trek concludes with a shared meal and discussion around a campfire.

Your ticket price includes any entrance or rental fees associated with the trek.


A limited number of free tickets are available based on need, please contact Leah Nahmias at lnahmias@indianahumanities.org.
Depending on weather, some trails may be wet, so wear shoes that can handle the mud!
Please bring a reuseable water bottle to take with you on the outing.
We will send a final confirmation two days before the event with driving and parking instructions and any other updates.
In case of inclement weather, Indiana Humanities will cancel the event and alert you via email at least two hours prior to event start time. If the event is cancelled, you will be offered a ticket to another Next Indiana Campfires event of your choice.
This special trek is designed for kids ages 7-12.

Next Indiana Campfires pairs nature and literature to spark conversations about Indiana’s future. This year’s series is made possible by generous funding from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust; we are proud to be a part of a consortium of Central Indiana organizations helping Hoosiers to access and appreciate the White River. We are also grateful to our friends at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for additional support. www.IndianaHumanities.org/Campfires

Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. www.IndianaHumanities.org 

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IN Humanities Family Trek