In order to expand our knowledge and appreciation of our place in the cosmos, in terms of both space and time, the group will visit a fossil site in eastern Tennessee near Jonesborough. When a pit trapped many animals between 7 to 4.5 million years ago, their fossilized remains were preserved in stone. After experiencing the site, the group will visit the International Storytelling Center in nearby Jonesborough, TN. Saturday evening and Sunday morning will be dedicated to creating our own versions of stories that recount the past and point to the human role in creating a mutually enhancing future.

Re-imagining Our Place on the Planet

July 22-24, 2016

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Additional details about the Gray Fossil Site are available on-line.

Additional information about the International Story Telling Center is available on-line.

Over the past several decades, Nelson Stover has written poems which give voice to the plants and animals which have shaped Planet Earth.  Some of these are available here in hopes that they may inspire other stories.

Planet Earth has a dynamic surface.  Maps of the eastern US show the changes over the last 500 million years.

For questions about the trip contact Nelson Stover or phone 336-605-0143.

11 people participated in the 44 hour event.  A document with photos and stories from the weekend is now available.

The $30 registration fee for this weekend outing covers entrance fees to the Gray Fossil Site Museum and the performance at the International Story Telling Center as well as all materials needed for the sessions.

Payment may be made by check payable to Emerging Ecology, 5911 Western Trail, Greensboro, NC.

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Registration Fee for July 22-24
non-refundable after July 8