Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: July 21-26, 2014

 

Tom Wessels, professor of ecology, to host "Reading the Landscape: A Connection to Place," Medomak Retreat Center, Washington, ME, July 21-26

 

This five day workshop (July 21-26) will immerse participants in the process of reading the landscape as a means to forge a stronger connection to place. It will be hosted by Tom Wessels, a professor of ecology in the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch New England Graduate School. He has conducted workshops in Landscape Ecology throughout the United States for over 30 years.

 

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Washington, Maine, April 23, 2014 The Medomak Retreat Center in Washington, Maine, will be offering an environmental workshop called "Reading the Landscape: A Connection to Place." It will be hosted by Tom Wessels, a professor of ecology in the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch New England Graduate School.


This ninth annual five day workshop (July 21-26) will immerse participants in the process of reading the landscape as a means to forge a stronger connection to place. A variety of forest, wetland, and mountain communities will be explored in mid-coast Maine including the granite domes of Acadia National Park. 
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During this ecology workshop, within each community, Tom will lead discussions in geologic history, interpret cultural and disturbance histories from the evidence at hand, examine plant adaptations, and discuss evolutionary ecology.


Participants should be in reasonably good physical condition to fully participate in this environmental retreat. These studies involve moderate level hikes.

 

View a tentative schedule for the week here: www.medomakretreatcenter.com/wessels_schedule.php

 

Tuition & Group Discounts
All inclusive tuition is $990.00 per person and includes food, lodging, instruction, field trips, use of our lakefront facilities, and 8% Maine state sales and lodging tax. Discount to groups of five or six are offered. The fifth person comes for free and the sixth person gets half price tuition. Groups taking advantage of this discount will share a dorm style cabin complete with full bath.

 

Medomak has comfortable, private cabin facilities with real beds, hot showers, electricity, and chef-prepared food (staffers grow many of their own organic vegetables, milk their own cows, and bake their own breads and desserts).  It is located on a beautiful Maine lake that's perfect for swimming, paddling, fishing, or just relaxing. Guests have access to all kinds of gear for having fun in the water sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up-paddle surfboards (SUPs). There are full-size basketball and tennis courts, an archery range, and fields and woods with trails.
 
Medomak is just minutes from the picturesque towns of Rockland and Camden and just a 2-hour drive from Acadia National Park.

Web:
www.medomakretreatcenter.com, Email: family@medomakcamp.com, Phone: (301) 854-9100 
 

 

About Tom Wessels


Tom Wessels has conducted workshops in Landscape Ecology throughout the United States for over 30 years.

Tom Wessels is a professor of ecology in the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch New England Graduate School. He has conducted workshops in Landscape Ecology throughout the United States for over 30 years. He is a past Chair of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation, which fosters environmental leadership through fellowships and grants. Mr. Wessels now serves both as faculty and on the Board of the Center for Whole Communities in Mad River Valley, Vermont. He is also the author of two books on landscape ecology, Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England and Reading the Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America's Mountain Domes from Acadia to Yosemite. Tom's latest book, The Myth of Progress: Toward a Sustainable Future, displays how our present course toward progress, based on continual economic expansion and wasteful use of resources, runs opposite to three foundational scientific laws that govern all complex natural systems. It is a myth, Wessels challenges, that progress depends on a growing economy. 

 

 

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 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: David A Brunner

Email: family@medomakcamp.com

Phone: Winter - Until June 5 (301) 854-9100; Summer - June 5-August 31 (207) 845-6001

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

Medomak Camp

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Web: www.medomakretreatcenter.com

 

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Tom Wessels, professor of ecology, to host "Reading the Landscape: A Connection to Place," Medomak Retreat Center, Washington, ME, July 21-26 

Washington, Maine - The Medomak Retreat Center in Washington, Maine, will be offering an environmental workshop called "Reading the Landscape: A Connection to Place." It will be hosted by Tom Wessels, a professor of ecology in the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch New England Graduate School. This ninth annual five day workshop (July 21-26) will immerse participants in the process of reading the landscape as a means to forge a stronger connection to place. A variety of forest, wetland, and mountain communities will be explored in mid-coast Maine including the granite domes of Acadia National Park.  http://www.nps.gov/acad/home.htm. During this ecology workshop, within each community, Tom will lead discussions in geologic history, interpret cultural and disturbance histories from the evidence at hand, examine plant adaptations, and discuss evolutionary ecology. All inclusive tuition is $990.00 per person and includes food, lodging, instruction, field trips, use of our lakefront facilities, and 8% Maine state sales and lodging tax. Web: www.medomakretreatcenter.com, Email: family@medomakcamp.com, Phone: (301) 854-9100