Antonia Malchik writes about walking, public lands/environment, and science. She has published essays, articles, and op-eds with Aeon, The Atlantic, Orion, High Country News, the Los Angeles Times, and a variety of other publications. A fifth-generation Montanan, she lives in Whitefish, where she volunteers with local bike and pedestrian management committees and advocates for public lands, community engagement, and education. She also researches and writes on the importance of nature-based, hands-on learning as a way for both children and adults to understand the world and themselves. Her first book, A Walking Life, about the past and future of walking’s role in our evolution and shared humanity, is published by Hachette.