Interlochen’s Sustainability & Nature Lecture and Cooking Series-Preserving the Arcadia Dunes: Story of a Landscape

  • Dates: July 5, 2023
  • Location: Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • 4000 J. Maddy Pkwy
  • Interlochen, MI 49643
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Sustainability & Nature Lectures are $20, while our food-based programs require a $40 registration fee. All events in this series require preregistration.

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    Preserving the Arcadia Dunes: Story of a Landscape

    Have you ever wondered about the stories behind hiking trails you love? Join author Heather Shumaker and explore the story of preserving Arcadia Dunes, a 6,000-acre landscape-level conservation project in Benzie and Manistee counties in Michigan, subject of the book Saving Arcadia. Learn how a community came together across decades and generations to preserve the area, and explore how telling stories of hope are essential in continued environmental efforts today.                

    About the Presenter:               
    Heather Shumaker writes books for children and adults. She began writing books in elementary school and is now an award-winning author. The Griffins of Castle Cary is her first book for young readers. Before she became an author, Heather tried many jobs, including milk maid, tall ship sailor, llama trek guide, and fire crew. She also lived at the South Pole and sorted garbage and recycling in Antarctica. Heather now lives in northern Michigan with her family where she co-hosts the children's book podcast