April Climate Conversations
with Naturalist and Author Ken Lassman
and Joy Ellsworth from Clement Waters.
This special program is an all day adventure created to help you reconnect to nature – even if you’re inside!
Register using the form below
The first part of the program will be led by Ken Lassman, author of a four-part blog post series for The Resilient Activist, “Inviting Nature To Your Home.”
Ken will discuss the patterns that have emerged for him for each month of the year, and provide ways that you might use to develop “season-watching” as a way to connect your life and your place to this place. You’ll explore the patterns of life that have continuously unfolded and renewed each year in this area since the last ice age.
In this time of changing weather patterns, it is important to become aware of these cycles so you know what is changing and how. Ken is a 5th generation native of northeast Kansas who has been purposefully observing the cycles of the seasons since the early 1980s. His book, Wild Douglas County, is available for purchase online.
After the lunch break, the program will continue with a virtual nature walk at Clement Waters, the delightful urban oasis near Kansas City’s Swope Park. Joy Ellsworth, co-founder and president of Clement Waters will lead us through recording her nature meander at this embodied nature sanctuary. Her video will be uploaded after the event and be available online.
Make your own recorded nature walk
Participants will learn tips and tricks to recording their own nature walks – even around their homes and neighborhoods. We’ll explore why this is important and how it can enhance your nature connection.
Meet from 10 am – about 3 pm Meet Online – Zoom link will be provided when you register below.
- 10 – 10:30 – Sami Aaron – introductions/meditation/stretching
- 10:30 – noon – Ken Lassman
- Nature relationships
- Q & A
- How to create a walking audio or video
- Wild East Lawrence Walk audio
- How to submit files to us to post online
- Q & A
- noon – 1:00 Break – lunch on your own
- 1:00 – whenever – Joy Ellsworth’s Clement Waters meander while recording her walk – we’ll post it online later.
- Q & A
- End no later than 3:00 pm