SW Utah • Entered by Katy Peterson on March 5, 2020
Books and Boots
February 11, 2020 – February 11, 2020
Participants and Hours
|Pre Planning hours||10|
|Post Admin hours||1|
Key Issue: Wildlife Protection
Activity Type: Education & Outreach (tabling, films & lectures, regional B-walks/works)
Outcome 1: Event Attendees (12 people)
Outcome 2: Hiked (3 miles)
Short Description of Activity
12 Ladies came together to discuss six essays from the book Reimaging, a place for the wild. The topic was learning about the west before settlers and what settlers have done to the lands and how we could forge a new way to look at our lands in a more ethic way.
After we hiked three miles through a canyon.
AREA discussed was the west in Utah, Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota.
The morning was educational and community focused. I opened my home for coffee and treats (instead of meeting at our usual coffee shop), this seemed to be more community focused and comfortable for our discussion. One of the participants planned and lead our hike. It is good to get more people involved in the process of the event, it allows for a more grassroots feel (we are all in this together). This was the largest group we have had attend so far, everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.
Photo 1,2,3, ladies hiking in Snow Canyon. Photo 4 is cool because a gal stopped to look at the “heart rock,” then took a picture of it. We talked about how so often people that see “heart-rocks” stop and pick them up and stick them in their pocket. She said she just takes a picture, because she wants others to be able to enjoy them. A learning moment via actions!!