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Walkabout Talk About
I'VE FOUND A STICK! NOW WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Take it for a hike down the path and have fun exploring and noticing
the environment along the way. When you are finished with your hike, please leave the stick at a trailhead for the next walker to use. Then,
please consider submitting a digital entry about your hike by emailing the stick artist, Jolie Chylack at email@example.com
WHAT TYPE OF DIGITAL SUBMISSION IS THE PROJECT LOOKING FOR?
Almost anything inspirational or insightful about your hike is most welcomed for submission! A comment about something you noticed, a fun nature photo you took, an idea you came up with, an eco problem that needs to be addressed, an artwork, story, poem, song or lyric inspired by your hike - all these things are gratefully accepted! WE ASK THAT PARTICIPANTS PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL WITH SUBMISIONS. This is a goodwill community project and inappropriate content will not be included. Click here to make a submission
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT?
This project is a community project to generate conversation, excitement, appreciation, creativity, awareness and action for our environment. It is a project for all of us to collaborate together in.
WHAT IS THE ARTWORK ON THIS STICK ABOUT?
At the moment there are 10 sticks that are being placed on area trails in the upcoming months of April and May 2023. Each stick has a specific painting that tells a visual story about something cool that was observed or explored near the location of the stick. To learn about the individual story about the stick you have found, visit the "Walkabout Walkabout Stick Stories Page" on this website. Just scroll down until you find the image of your stick or its number and title.
WHERE SHOULD I LEAVE THE STICK AFTER THE HIKE?
Please leave the stick at a trailhead near to where you found it. If you would like to move the stick to a new hiking trail, and can do so relatively quickly (within a few days of your hike), it is OK to move it to a new location. Please be sure to let Jolie know in your email submission so that she can continue keep track of the stick locations.
DO I HAVE TO LEAVE THE STICK WHERE I FOUND IT?
No, again, if you would like to move the stick on to a new hiking trail, and can do so relatively quickly (within a few days of your hike) it is OK to move it to a new location. Please be sure to mention that you have done so in your digital email submission so that Jolie can continue keep track of the stick locations.
*PLEASE NOTE* spotted lantern fly eggs can be laid on any stationary object including a sitting walking stick. Pennsylvania sticks are not to be moved outside of the county where they have been found. If you happen to find a stick with a lantern fly egg mass on it, please squash the egg mass with another stick and leave the stick where it is. Next, contact Jolie to let her know. She will take care of completely cleaning the stick in the unlikely case of an egg mass.
WHERE CAN I FIND OTHER STICKS?
There are 10 sticks to be placed on area hiking trails in the next months and more will continue to be created and placed near, far and wide as the project continues. Please refer to the "Walkabout Map" on this site to get an idea of where you might find the sticks. Remember, these are "walking" sticks and so they may not always be as close to their original drop-off location stated on the map. An interesting aspect of this project will be seeing where the sticks travel. Also, keep visiting the website to learn about when new sticks are created and where they are placed.
WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN A DIGITAL SUBMISSION?
Email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name, the number of the stick (marked on the lower portion) and the date and location where you walked with and left the stick. Please also include your own comments, thoughts, stories, ideas, photos or other artwork you have made after being inspired by the hike. It is important to know that this project is about real lived experiences out on the trail. If you come across something that needs to be addressed (ie a trash cleanup) please mention this. We hope to generate community action and awareness about what is truly going on in our environment. Likewise, if you see something incredible (ie people engaging in a planting or cleanup walk) let us know. We also want to celebrate all the great things we see on the trail.
Please email all submissions to email@example.com
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I DECIDE TO SHARE A COMMENT, PHOTO, OR ARTWORK?
Because this is a community project, Jolie retains the right to share all content generated as a result of it. By submitting comments, stories, photos, artwork participants are agreeing to have this content shared with the community. To begin with, content will be shared on Jolie's website as a virtual community exhibit. Down the line submissions may be shared via social media outlets, with those who may inquire about the project, and in general studio marketing pieces.
THE STICK IS DAMAGED - WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Please let Jolie know if you have found a damaged stick by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN I KEEP THE STICK (FINDERS KEEPERS)?
Please leave the sticks for others to use. If you would like a stick of your own, please contact Jolie who is happy to discuss making one just for you!
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