Butler University Center for Urban Ecology, IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, daVinci Pursuit, and The Town of Rocky Ripple are inviting residents to a special exploration of our home on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-noon.
Our city is home to more than just people. When we slow down to take a gander at what’s around us — whether for inspiration, study, or just curiosity — we learn more about what our home is to the people, plants, and animals around us. Participants will leave with new skills, increased understanding, and renewed curiosity about the places where they live.

The “wandering” will begin at Holcomb Gardens (meet at the canal bridge) where participants will be given materials to collect, document and ask questions about what they observe before walking to the Center for Urban Ecology farm, nearby woods, Rocky Ripple and White River. Artists and scientists will discuss plants, animals and other items of interest along the way. Walking north along the river to the Rocky Ripple town hall, “wanderers” will convene for discussion, coffee, and collective art creation about what we have experienced. Rocky Ripple community members will be present to provide their perspective on the role the waterways play in their daily lives. The walk returns and concludes at Holcomb Gardens.

The event is free but space is limited to 50 participants. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 11 to 317-940-6505 or mtrueblo@butler.edu