Join Heather King, our program director, and sink into a deeper calm, a lighter step and a moment just to breath, notice the natural world and forget about all the rest. There will be shared observations, natural silence, and comfortable companionship. You design your experience within loose possibilities and the spontaneous moments we discover in nature. 

Ventura Wild Adult Hiking & Adventure Group   – NO COST

Rejuvenating Dayhikes and More!
Parents and adults that need to sink into a joyful connection to nature: This is for you!  Come immerse yourself in a blissful soak of quiet, peaceful wilderness…and go with other good people.

(To sign-up, click on title – space is limited to 8 people – masks required unless fully 6 feet apart.)
After registering, few days before the hike, you will receive an email with directions and details – check your emails!

By joining our group you will be part of a community that values getting into nature. We will have adventurous offerings like weekend camp-outs and hiking, family gatherings (When covid guidelines allow), and opportunities for stewardship and more. All hikes will have at least one trained and experienced outdoor educator to provide basic wilderness safety and expertise…but this is a voluntary, non-facilitated fun event for us all. COVID guidelines are followed for outdoor activities: A mask for when we can’t physically distance is required.

We will be offering more hikes in the future, but there is a catch. You will need to sign up and pay $20.00 (Yes, for the FREE hike). If you show up, I will refund your money in full. If you don’t, it is a lovely donation to our program’s scholarship fund. Just an added incentive to come!
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Come into nature with us!  Together we can explore the curves of the earth and the sigh of the stars. Come on…come out!

Stay tuned…

Ventura Wild Adult Workshops – COMING SOON – ALMOST FREE CLASSES

Nature Connection for Teachers – an Intensive  

The value of nature for children and child development is undeniable. But to provide these valuable experiences to children first begins with the same  awareness and nature connection for the teacher. How wonderful! We believe this will be one of the most enjoyable and meaningful workshops for professional development you could possibly attend! Not only will you enjoy meeting your local ecosystems, but you will gain skills to dig deeper, explore your own curiosities and inspirations (these don’t even have to be about nature!), and finally move into meaningful applications in ways that feed your soul, body and mind.

All classes are being planned…stay tuned

  • Cost = $20 – $80 sliding scale 
  • 4 – 8 people in a group
  • Includes virtual zoom classes and some youtube videos, some online research and writing if desired.
  • Includes in-person outdoor meetings – social distancing following CDC recommendations
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Guiding Children in Nature – a forum to share and learn   

Parents, nannies, grandparents, teachers and anyone that wants to be more effective nature connection facilitators with children of various ages and abilities. This is an interactive participatory class, where we practice and experiment with activities, share challenges and successes, and even do some research and field observations. This will be a very exciting, insightful and powerful class to grow nature connection as wellness and a profound resource for parenting and educating children

Pine Needle Baskets and other Vital Skills Workshop 

A small group of adults will gather remotely AND outdoor gatherings in-person with careful social distancing. There will be all the materials needed for learning to make pine needle baskets. We can also explore cat tails and other materials. Bring snacks, comfy chairs and come as you are! I hope this group can continue indefinitely!