Article Title

Learning Lichen

Document Type

Creative Non-Fiction

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This creative nonfiction piece follows an environmental educator’s journey of walking with children through the boreal fog forest of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Avalon Peninsula in the weeks after a hurricane. Noticing the bits of lichen that have fallen off trees and are now coating the forest floor and trails, she reflects on learning, climate disruption, how we relate to each other, and what lichen has to teach us.