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June 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Delaware Humanities

Celebration National Trails Day with Delaware Humanities and Maryland Humanities on the Cardin-Castle Trail which runs between the First State and the Old Line State.  From 9 AM to 12 PM this day only along the trail between Chesapeake City and the South Lums Trailhead you will find QR codes linked to literary passages about nature and the area.  Two guided walks will take place that will last approximately 60 minutes each.  The first will start at the Ben Cardin Trailhead in Chesapeake City at 9:30 AM.  The second will start at 11 AM at the South Lums Trail Head.  More information about the hikes will be available soon.

The trail runs along the beautiful Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.  This flat, paved trail is perfect for families, strollers, cyclists, and hikers.  Please note that the Maryland side in particular does not have shade, so be sure to wear a hat, sun screen, and bring plenty of water to drink.  Public reOne way between South Lums Trail Head and Chesapeake City is approximately 5 miles.

This event is rain or shine, but will be cancelled in cases of severe weather.  Cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page and website.

Program Description

Many of us think the word "environment" exists in strictly scientific terms, from climate science to land management to agriculture to food. However, all of these issues occupy a space between science and the humanities. All of them are debated and discussed by writers, historians, philosophers, and political figures, in addition to chemists, biologists, and physicists. All of them intersect with the other crucial issues of American life: health, culture, religion, economics. The Environmental Humanities open these discussions for all of us, providing a framework for these important conversations. Delaware Humanities is excited to begin facilitating Environmental Humanities programs in our communities. Check this space for upcoming events.