Support the Rooted Wisdom Initiative

With the Arboretum’s 400 acres of native plant communities, we strive to inspire environmental stewardship, provide respite, and celebrate natural and cultural diversity through the joy and wonder of the natural world. One of the ways we are doing this is by exploring nature’s role in the Underground Railroad.
 
A school field trip lesson plan, an audio experience, and docent-led guided walks that incorporate the same themes and stories as the Rooted Wisdom: Nature's Role in the Underground Railroad guided experience are in development to provide additional layers of insight into how freedom seekers used their knowledge of the natural landscape to forge a path to freedom...and to how we can connect the landscape to history.
 
If you are excited about what you've seen and wish to help us move forward with this initiative and future programming, please consider making a donation. 

If you are interested in sponsoring an entire program, please contact Ginna Tiernan, Executive Director, at gtiernan@adkinsarboretum.org.
 

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