January 12, 2022 Mariah

Family Self-Guided StoryWalk along the Threemile Hill Trail

Enjoy a 1-mile winter hike and learn how patient persistence, an inquiring mind, and creative experimentation drive scientific discovery!

Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner by Janice N. Harrington will be on display for a self-guided adventure from Monday, January 17 – Sunday, January 30 (dawn to dusk) on the Threemile Hill Trail from Berkshire South Community Center.

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!

For your outing please bring water, wear sturdy footwear (consider snowshoes and/or micro-spikes) and bring layers.


Trailhead is located at Berkshire South Community Center (15 Crissey Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230). Look for the informational kiosk behind the parking area to start the StoryWalk®.

This event is a part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Please click here for more information about the Day of Service.