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 (First class is experimental!)
- 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
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
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!Join Heather in these explorations 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 sharing observations and information, and there will be silence, gently facilitated reflection, journaling or just being without intention or goals. You design your experience within loose possibilities and grand expectations.