Thoreau Your Waldens Essay Contest Walden Pond
Tell us about your Walden - the special place in nature that inspires you and needs your care and protection - and take a virtual tour around the world to see other people's Waldens. 
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Plenty of ways to participate in World Wide Waldens, as a class, group, or individual nature-loving student or teacher.
"I learned this, at least, by my experiment, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
World Wide Waldens empowers youth around the globe to protect their "Waldens" in their own communities. The program invites students to share their Waldens, reflect on their environmental ethic, and connect to other people who share the same concerns and convictions.

World Wide Waldens is part of The Walden Woods Project.
The Walden Story