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
 

Nature Explorers Info:

Days:            Monday

Date:            Sep 12, 2016 - Jun 5, 2017 

Time:           9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

Mentors:    Julie Hackett, Elliott Johnson

Location:   Laguna Lake Park

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

*Annual enrollment is required. Monthly payment plans are available. 

 

Mondays

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

Our young Explorers climb trees, meander through meadows, and jump the dunes as they travel to wide open spaces in beautiful San Luis Obispo county. The longing for adventure is ignited through full-bodied experience of the lessons inherent in nature.  Trained Coyote (Nature) Mentors draw children into a deeper connection with the natural world, themselves, and each other through the practice of Core Routines of Nature Connection:

  • Sit Spot, Journaling, and Mapping
  • Storytelling and Imagining
  • Sensory Awareness Games and Animal Forms
  • The Art of Questioning
  • Bird Language and Mapping
  • Using Field Guides
  • Wilderness Survival Living and Ancestral Art
  • Sharing Gratitude

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


Village Day Info:

Days:          Wednesday

Date:           Sep 7, 2016 - Jun 7, 2017 

Time:           9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

Mentors:   Elliott Johnson, Lindsey Mitchell

Location:  Laguna Lake Park

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

*Annual enrollment is required. Monthly payment plans are available.

 

 

Wednesdays

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

Our Coyote (Nature) Mentors, young ones, teens, and community mentors turn to the wisdom of indigenous cultures to shape a village center and bring earth-based Cultural Elements back to life through:

  • Community and Peer Mentoring
  • Singing, Storytelling, and Improvisation
  • Naming, Honoring, and  Celebrating
  • Marking Significant Achievements, Competency, and Transition
  • Growing Food and Feasting
  • Expressing Right Conduct and Peacemaking
  • Tracking, Mapping, and Knowledge of Place
  • Being of Service to Community
  • Growing Individual Gifts and Encouraging Others

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