“Nature, Rhythm, Stars & Things That Fly” at Bjِrklunden

From July 15 – July 20, Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden is offering the seminar “Nature, Rhythm, Stars & Things That Fly” with David Stokes and Tom Gill. This seminar will take place at Bjِrklunden’s lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor.

“Nature, Rhythm, Stars & Things That Fly” will provide a creative and interactive approach to exploring nature. Stokes will lead participants through the wilds of Bjِrklunden in search of everything natural from the beetles to rocks. Joining Stokes is Gill; he’ll add a percussive and playful aspect to the seminar. Gill will bring a variety of authentic drums and percussion instruments to help participants make a “story drum” to decorate and keep.

Additionally, participants will toss Frisbee discs on a Disc Golf Course that they, as a class, will create on the grounds. At night, the sky will be explored with telescope and binoculars.

Stokes is a nationally known naturalist, educator, entertainer who lives with his family in New Berlin. This will be Stokes’ 19th seminar for Bjِrklunden. For more information about Stokes, visit

Gill, founder of Rhythm For Unity, is a rhythm facilitator who uses his resources and energy to create and cultivate shared musical experiences.

Seminar classes meet weekday mornings and some evenings. Each seminar includes meals prepared by Bjِrklunden’s own resident chef. For complete course descriptions, fees, and registration dates call 920.839.2216 or visit