I am convinced that language is the most fascinating aspect of anthropological study. We can study a culture’s words and oral customs and make inferences about that culture’s historic development and daily rituals. A language (and its numerous dialects) provides insight into what is prominent in the lives of its speakers. Words that describe very specific feelings or images are particularly intriguing; I try to imagine the origins of these words, the people that first spoke them, and what the word looked like when they were adopted.
Have you visited the Forestry Outreach Center, attended a recent event, or hiked the Pinnacles lately? Do you have a story to share about an experience in the Berea College Forest, past or present? Can you provide insight into the flora, fauna, or history of College Forest lands? If so, we invite you to consider volunteering to contribute to this website as a guest blogger! Submit your post, including a photo or two, if possible, to Ashley Mike at Ashley_mike@berea.edu . We hope to be reading your story on this site very soon!
It’s time to plan your visit to the Forestry Outreach Center!
Located at the edge of the Pinnacles parking lot, the Forestry Outreach Center serves as a welcome center for hikers, bikers, and other visitors to the area. Inside the Center, you’ll find displays about Forest ecology and the history of Berea College’s relationship with the Forest, restrooms, and a water bottle filling station. Volunteers and Center staff, including Berea College students, will be on hand to greet visitors. Center hours are currently 10am-3pm Monday through Saturday. Virtual visitors can learn more about each of the displays by accessing the Forest Outreach Center tab of this website.