Zena in October

ZenaFest 2018

Join us for our annual fall event showcasing our Zena property in the Eola hills, ten miles from campus.

Sunday September 9, 2018

12:30-4:30 p.m.

ZenaFest is our annual fall event that connects the Willamette University Community, including family and friends, with our 305 acre Zena property, and showcases the work of students, faculty, staff, and our partners to advance our educational and ecological missions. We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends to come spend a few hours exploring, learning, and having fun!

 

Plan your ZenaFest!

This year ZenaFest includes amazing live classical music with art and performances by WU students and faculty, faculty-led walking tours, self-guided hikes, and fresh apple cider and Zena veggies! See event schedule and important transportation details below.

 

ZenaFest Schedule

12:30pm: Bus leaves campus (Hatfield fountain), arrives at Zena 1:00pm.  (reservations required)

1:30pm: Bus leaves campus (Hatfield fountain), arrives at Zena 2:00pm.  (reservations required)

1:00pm - 3:15pm: Farm club cider pressing! Enjoy a cup of fresh apple cider and take a turn making cider for others.

1:00pm - 4:45pm: Take a self-guided hike on our trails and roads with our new wayfinding signage!

1:30pm - 2:15pm: Faculty- and staff-led tours of forest and prairie restoration projects, dendrochronology, wildlife, farming activities, and more.

2:30pm - 3:15pm: Faculty- and staff-led tours of forest and prairie restoration projects, dendrochronology, wildlife, farming activities, and more.

3:30pm - 4:15pm: "In A Landscape" musical performance. This classical music performance will be accompanied by engaging art installations and performances created by our students and faculty. 

4:30pm & 5:30pm: Bus leaves Zena for campus, arriving at 4:30pm and 5:30pm.

 

Getting to Zena

Parking at Zena is limited, so we're asking students to reserve a seat on the bus that leaves from campus at 12:30pm and 1:30pm, and returns to campus at 4:30pm and 5:30pm. There are no other event costs. Everyone who takes the bus out will have a ride back to campus.

Students who need to drive must reserve a parking space by Friday September 7th. Detailed directions and parking instructions will be emailed to you on Saturday.

Staff, faculty, alumni, family and friends also need to reserve a parking space by Friday September 7th due to our limited parking. Detailed directions and instructions will be emailed to you on Saturday. 

 

Come Prepared!

Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather, including comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Please bring a water bottle to reduce waste.  

Please contact Joe Abraham, director of Willamette University's Sustainability Institute, if you have questions or concerns.