RMSC Eco-Book Club

If you are an outdoor enthusiast and book lover, this reading and hiking book club, hosted by the Rochester Museum & Science Center's Cummings Nature Center and the Naples Library is for you!

During each session, a book about an aspect of the natural world will be discussed followed by a BYO brown bag lunch. Participants can then head out into the woods for a group hike tailored to the theme of the book. Book discussions start at 11am and the hike generally leaves at 12:30pm. All book club meetings take place at the Cumming Nature Center in Naples.

This program is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sarah Jacoby Murphy at sjacobymurphy@rmsc.org.


Upcoming Meetings:

February 1, 2024: The Weeds, by Katy Simpson Smith

March 7, 2024: What an Owl Knows: The New Science of the World’s Most Enigmatic Bird, by Jennifer Ackerman

April 4, 2024: Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit, by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

May 2, 2024: The Light Pirate, by Lily Brooks-Dalton

June 6, 2024: Crossing: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet, by Ben Goldfarb

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The Weeds: A Novel By Katy Simpson Smith Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780374605476
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 18th, 2023

Meeting on February 1, 2024 at 11 am. Visit the RMSC eco-book club website to register.


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What an Owl Knows: The New Science of the World's Most Enigmatic Birds By Jennifer Ackerman Cover Image
$25.50
ISBN: 9780593298886
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Penguin Press - June 13th, 2023

Meeting on March 7, 2024 at 11 am. Visit the RMSC eco-book club website to register.


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Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit By Lyanda Lynn Haupt Cover Image
$16.14
ISBN: 9780316426497
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Little, Brown Spark - April 4th, 2023

Meeting on April 4, 2024 at 11 am. Visit the RMSC eco-book club website to register.


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The Light Pirate: GMA Book Club Selection By Lily Brooks-Dalton Cover Image
$24.65
ISBN: 9781538708279
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 6th, 2022

Meeting on May 2, 2024 at 11 am. Visit the RMSC eco-book club website to register.


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Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet By Ben Goldfarb Cover Image
$25.50
ISBN: 9781324005896
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 12th, 2023

Meeting on June 6, 2024 at 11 am. Visit the RMSC eco-book club website to register.