This program is offered in connection with this season’s exhibition, “Terraforming: Olana’s Historic Photography Collection Unearthed.”
Join us for a walk and discussion about how human hands shape the landscape and how the land transforms us. During this program, Laura Chávez Silverman, founding naturalist of The Outside Institute, will guide participants in accessing their curiosity and sense of awe in nature. A walk throughout Olana’s artist-designed landscape will give participants a chance to observe ecological conditions and think more about the relationship between humans and their surroundings. Identifying flora, fauna and fungi’s edible and medicinal properties will help participants cultivate a more intimate connection to their surroundings.
Laura Chávez Silverman is the Founding Naturalist of The Outside Institute, where she shares her deep love of Nature. Laura frequently speaks on topics including the psychic and health benefits of engaging with Nature, sustainable foraging and how interconnected systems inspire better living. From 2010-17, Laura wrote “Glutton for Life,” a blog that explored Catskill living, including cooking with seasonal and foraged foods, and gardening.
Advance registration required at OLANA.org. This program is $15 per person or $10 for members. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call (518) 751-6938.