”Nature-deficit disorder describes the human costs of alienation from nature… but deficit is only one side of the coin. We can also become more aware of how blessed our children can be- biologically, cognitively, and spiritually – through positive physical connection to nature.” – Richard Louv, Last Child in the woods: saving our children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Regular mentored experiences in nature have proven to be very nourishing to peoples’ mental and physical health. The challenges that nature offers, the mysteries and sensory information, cultivate remarkable problem-solving skills and creative abilities. We can help bring real-life and local examples of ecology into your students’ lives, while remaining fun and engaging!
Connect your school to a local wilderness area or park by helping start an after school nature program.
For an activity of 1-2 hours per week, we will come to your school and lead a group of students to study and play at a local wilderness area. Our activities weave in the routines of gratitude, storytelling, survival skills, games, challenges and much more! We can also work with you towards organizing day-long events, or even camping trips.
A sample 8-week schedule might look like the following:
Day 1: Introduction to survival skills
Day 2: Animal tracking through movement
Day 3: Urban Ecology
Day 4: Learning about local plants
Day 5: Knots – Setting up tarps as shelters.
Day 6: Birch bark baskets
Day 7: Bird language basics
Day 8: Sense awareness challenges
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