‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.’ – W.B. Yeats
This program is an opportunity for kids to have regular immersion into the natural world, into intentional community living, and in skills and adventures that will deepen their connections with the life around them.
Some of the culture-building routines that we want to practice include:
– Sharing sincere gratitude
– Setting goals in community
– Setting peace-keeping community agreements
– Opening and using all of our senses
– Practicing being quiet and observant in the forest
– Making music together
– Following our passions to the lessons they will lead us to!
Some of the activities we want to sink our teeth into include:
– Friction fires
– Finding the tracks and signs of wildlife
– Learning how to listen for the language of birds
– Practicing being sneaky and camouflaged like animals
– Learning about and using edible and medicinal plants (and how to avoiding the dangerous ones!)
– Mapping the land
– Crafts with natural materials such as basket-making
– Tarp and knot skills
– Navigation and lost-proofing
– Natural shelter building
– Playing awesome games inspired by nature
– … and much more!
This program is for ages 7-12, with the foxes at ages 7-9 and otters at ages 10-12. We start and end the day all together, and we invite the kids to split into their packs’ age groups for the day.
Kawisente McGregor’s beautiful backyard forest in Kahnawake
7 Sundays over 4 months, from 10am – 3pm
September 8th and 22th
October 6th and 20th
November 3rd and 17th
$350 (plus tax)
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