Nature Explorers

Annual Nature Programs for Ages 7-14

This principle holds that a reconnection to the natural world is fundamental to human health, well-being, spirit, and survival.
— Richard Louv, The Nature Principle
 

 

Young ones who spend extended periods of time in nature are resilient, confident, skillful, healthy, happy, compassionate, truly helpful, and well on the way to expressing their unique gifts.


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Nature Explorers Info:

Days:            Monday

Date:            Sep 11, 2017 - Jun 11, 2018* 

Time:           9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuition:      $1,590 plus $100 Annual Registration Fee

Mentors:    Laura Creps

Location:   Laguna Lake Park, SLO

Ages:            7 - 14 (other ages with mentor approval)

*Annual enrollment is required. Monthly payment plans are available. Outside Now is a vendor with Inspire Homeschool Charter.

 

Mondays

Trekking and tracking and mapping and more…school-age children continue on the path of deep nature connection.

Our Monday Explorers are nomads! They climb trees, meander through meadows, and jump the dunes, as we travel to wide open spaces in beautiful San Luis Obispo county. The youthful longing for adventure so alive in this age group is answered through full-bodied experience of the lessons inherent in nature.  Coyote (Nature) Mentors draw children into a deeper relationship with the elements, the land, themselves, and each other through skillful questioning and the practice of Core Routines of Nature Connection:

  • Sit Spot and Journaling
  • Singing, Storytelling, and Imagining
  • Sensory Awareness Games and Animal Forms
  • Tracking and Timeless Wanders
  • Bird Language and Mapping
  • Native Edible and Medicinal Plant ID
  • Interactions with the Animal Kingdom
  • Use of Field Guides
  • Wilderness Survival Living and Ancestral Arts
  • Sharing Gratitude

Fresh mud, bugs and birds, sage and willow are waiting just up the trail...


Nature Explorers Info:

Days:          Wednesday

Date:           Sep 6, 2017 - Jun 6, 2018* 

Time:           9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuition:     $1,855 plus $100 Annual Registration Fee

Mentors:   Audrey Taub, Laura Creps

Location:  El Chorro Park . Some days we will travel to other wilderness sites in the county in out trusty van, too.

Ages:           7 - 14 (other ages with mentor approval)

*Annual enrollment is required. Monthly payment plans are available. Outside Now is a vendor with Inspire Homeschool Charter.

 

 

Wednesdays

Growing and gathering and crafting and more...those  a step ahead mentor the next circle of young ones.

Our Wednesday Explorers settle in and come to know one place very well. Together we bring forward the cultural elements of a thriving Village, sometimes weaving the littlest Coyote Pups into our days or stretching forward to learn from teens and elders.  Coyote (Nature) Mentors guide our return to the wisdom of earth-based cultures as we shape a village center and bring it to life through

  • Singing, Storytelling, and Improvisation
  • Naming, Honoring, and Celebrating
  • Marking Significant Achievements, Competencies, and Transitions
  • Growing Food and Feasting
  • Expressing Right Conduct and Peacemaking
  • Tracking and Mapping to gain Knowledge of Place
  • Being of Service to Community
  • Growing Individual Gifts and Encouraging Others
  • Multi-age Mentoring
  • Crafting, Carving,and Honing Wilderness Living Skills
  • Tending the Land

Garden plans, crafts and cooking, tracks and tales are waiting for you around the central fire...