Indiana Humanities to have campfire event in Wabashiki

Apr. 3—Indiana Humanities' Campfires program is back for another season with a session in Terre Haute coming in the summer.

Attendees are led on treks or floats by a humanities scholar and naturalist. Along the way, the group stops to read and talk about short passages by nature writers. Each trek concludes with drinks, snacks and discussion around a campfire.

The local excursion is from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 in the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area in West Terre Haute. Tickets are $20.

Other locations include:

* April 20: Wing Haven Nature Preserve, Angola;

* April 27: Buckner Cave, Bloomington;

* May 18: Falls of the Ohio State Park, Clarksville;

* July 13: Chellberg Farmhouse, Indiana Dunes National Park (free);

* July 20: Miller Woods, Indiana Dunes National Park (free);

* Sept. 14: Munsee Woods, Selma.

"Our Campfires program provides a unique opportunity to experience new places, new ideas and new people all at once," said Megan Telligman director of programs at Indiana Humanities in a news release. "From up in the Dunes all the way down to the Falls of the Ohio, Indiana's diverse landscape is the perfect place to engage in meaningful conversations about how we shape the environment and how it shapes us."

Tickets include a drink and snacks for the trail, in addition to any associated entrance or rental fees. In the event of inclement weather, Indiana Humanities will cancel the event and alert registrants via email at least two hours prior to the event start time.

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