"Where's Your Walden?" Showcase   

Do you have a special place in nature that needs your love, care, and protection? Take a tour through the Showcase - and around the world - to see the places students and teachers have shared with us. Then, tell us "Where's Your Walden?"


From Pakistan to Poolesville, students are putting Thoreau’s words into action by doing projects to care for “Waldens” in their communities. See what students did, how, and advice they have for others.

 See student projects


Meet our 2014 Environmental Challenge Award recipients--organizations and individuals who put their environmental ethic into action in the service of our shared planet.

 See 2014 Award recipients


Where is your special place in nature? We first met Lulu Tan at a teacher workshop at Antioch University, New Hampshire. Learn about Lushan, the special place in China that’s been a “Walden” to her.

 More "Where's Your Walden?" 



We’re looking for new stories to share in the "Where's Your Walden?" Showcase and new, creative ways to tell those stories.

Have you done something to care for a Walden in your part of the world? Is there a place in nature that inspires you?

Tell us about it and share a photo, a sketch or painting, a poem, a video, or something else that will help take us there.

 Where's your Walden? Share yours