Archived Activity

Wayfinding: Collective Constellations in the Park

Geocaching with Nature


Sunday, June 30 2024


Prospect Park


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Adam DeMartino, Farah Marie Velten


Pay what you wish, $20 Suggested Donation

Max # of Participants:


About Facilitators

Adam DeMartino is a cofounder and former executive of Smallhold, a circular mushroom farming company that cultivated specialty mushrooms, created products from upcycled waste, the national US market for specialty mushrooms, and a cultural movement for fungi. He also serves on the board of the Fungal Diversity Survey, a project to protect biodiversity through the conservation of fungi and their habitats.

Farah Marie Velten is an interdisciplinary artist working mostly in the visual arts and sensorial immersive practices engaging with nature and our human as nature identity, insighting layers in this cyclical relationship. She is a teaching artist and enthused forager, often interweaving her analogue photographic processes and time out in the woods into an ever developing educational experience. 



The goal of this participatory workshop is to observe and interpret our relationships to our environment as we move through the manmade and natural features of our living landscape. In this collaborative hands-on activity, we’ll use waypoints to navigate a portion of Prospect Park. Exploring each point of interest with intention, we’ll record and draw our observations around the mycological, arboreal, and anthropogenic features, as well as noticing our individual and collective presence amongst them—and culminate in a group session to create a physical interpretation of our observations and engage in a group reflection. Perhaps this will conclude in a new map, a new way of seeing and feeling our parks that we share with each other and more than human life.

What's Included

  • Navigation Tools
  • Art Supplies
  • Yarn/Twine

What to Bring

  • Notebook & Pen
  • Handheld navigational device (optional)


This will be a 2-hour, outdoor workshop. Wheelchair and bathroom accessible. In case of inclement weather, we’ll notify participants 2 hours before the start of our program.