August 30, 2021 Mariah

Family Self-Guided StoryWalk on the Old Mill Trail, Hinsdale

Enjoy the 1.4-mile accessible trail and learn how patient persistence, an inquiring mind, and creative experimentation drive scientific discovery!

WHERE/WHEN:
Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner by Janice N. Harrington will be on display for a self-guided adventure from Saturday, September 4 – Sunday, September 12 (dawn to dusk) at the Old Mill Trail.

Can spiders learn? How do ants find their way home? Can bugs see color? All of these questions buzzed endlessly in Charles Henry Turner’s mind. As the first Black entomologist, he was fascinated by plants and animals, and bugs. And even when he faced racial prejudice, Turner did not stop wondering. He constantly read, researched, and experimented. Author Janice Harrington and artist Theodore Taylor III capture the life of this scientist and educator in this nonfiction picture book, highlighting Turner’s unstoppable curiosity and his passion for science. This book is recognized as A National Science Teachers Association and Children’s Book Council Best STEM Book.

While the audience of the book is 7-10-year-olds, the content is great for all ages- even adults!

Directions:

From the center of Dalton: take Route 8 south to the Hinsdale line. From the town line, continue 4/10 miles to a left on Old Dalton Road. The trailhead parking is the first, immediate left.

GPS: 42.4480, -73.1305 (trailhead parking)