Resources and Links

Like-minded organizations in Québec

 

Coop des Forêts et des Gens– Montpellier, QC http://desforetsetdesgens.com/

La Coopérative de Solidarité Des Forêts et des Gens, située dans la petite nation, a pour mission d’expérimenter et de partager des connaissances et du savoir-faire favorisant l’intégration harmonieuse de l’être humain dans le milieu naturel.

​Les Primitifs –  http://lesprimitifs.ca/

Beaucoup plus qu’une école de survie: Un groupe de passionné(e)s qui vous donneront, via le savoir-faire de nos ancêtres, l’autonomie, le sentiment d’appartenance et la liberté dont vous rêvez.

 

Le Lion et la Souris – Montreal, http://lelionetlasouris.com/

To advocate for, create and foster spaces for child-led play.

 

Rivers and Roots / Les Artères– Wakefield, Qc – https://www.lesarterres.com

 

Like-minded organizations in our region

Play in the Wild – https://playinthewild.org
Sticks and Stones Wilderness School – Ontario http://sticksandstoneswildernessschool.com/
The p.i.n.e. project – Toronto, ON http://www.pineproject.org/
The Guelph Outdoor School: Guelph, ON http://www.theguelphoutdoorschool.com/
Roots School – Corinth, Vermont https://rootsvt.com/
White Pine Programs – Maine, New Hamphsire http://www.whitepineprograms.org/

Some articles on nature connection
The risks and rewards of sending kids to survival camp
Gut Health, Mental Wellbeing and Immunity Linked to Outdoor Play
The Importance of Maintaining a Sense of Wonder and Excitement
When Red Ants Attack – Lessons in Gratitude, Resilience and Mentoring
Dirt is NOT Dirty – How Playing in the Dirt Benefits the Immune System
A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D.
The Overprotected Kid

Books
Jon Young, Ellen Haas, Evan McGown. Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature. [comprehensive guide on the 8 Shields model*]
Tom Brown. The Tracker.
François Cardinal. Perdus sans la nature : pourquoi les jeunes ne jouent plus dehors et comment y remédier.
Richard Louv. Last Child in the Woods; The Nature Principle.
Gary Paul Nabhan, Stephen Trimble. The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places.
Bill Plotkin. Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World.
David Suzuki. The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering our Place in Nature.

The ‘8 Shields’  Art of Mentoring model is being used as a nature connection tool in numerous organizations across North America and the rest of the world. Find out more at the 8 Shields Institute website: www.8shields.org.