Learn nature skills, and how to see through indigenous eyes. Restore a deeper relationship with the PNW plants, animals, and eco-systems.
Two days a month, we invite you to journey with us into nature to learn and cultivate nature skills, heighten your awareness of what’s happening around you and read the tracks and animals signs that reveal the stories that are alive in real-time.
Our summer immersion is when we come together each year to deepen our knowledge and relationship with the plants, animals, and ecological biospheres within our PNW Territory.
We hone in our nature skills and ability to read the signs and conversations occurring within nature all around us.
All levels are welcomed.... Here we are all students learning from each other, the land, plants and animals. The goal isn't to become masters of information but deepen our own person relationship.
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What You'll Learn
Plants & Trees
Learn to recognize the trees and plants from the wall of green. Know their names, their medicine and greater contributions to place. We’ll have guest Native Elders share how to see and engage through Native eyes.
Reading The Signs
Learn to see animals signs and tracks and the stories and activities they reveal
Learn what to look for, how to read the signs, and be informed by nature right in front of you.
Learn what questions to ask that invite you further into the stories, activities and deeper meanings that are being expressed all around you.
Inner & Outer Tracking provides you a map into the deeper layers and knowledge available that’s missed by others
Learn to hear… what the different calls of birds mean and indicate is occurring around you. Through bird behavior and types of vocalizations you become informed of the activities occurring around you in nature, if there’s a predator nearby and where, of what’s about to happen in the weather and so on.
You'll learn how to engage and heighten your senses... to know what to sense... and how to be aware of the subtle happenings and communications all around you.
Experience how to be in relationship with the land, animals and eco-systems. It's learning how to apprentice ourselves to the land, to not steward the land but allow the land steward us.
Experience the culture of gathering and honoring together. Experience Way of Council, Elders, and peer to peer mentoring. Gather around the fire, storytelling, and cultural ways of greeting the day.
Renew your connection to Earth and ancient wisdom
Learn Indigenous Psychology, mindsets, and cultural understandings that provide a deeper relationship with nature and how you fit within the great web of life.
Learn practical traditional skills, knowledge and awarenesses
Experience Animism and learn the etiquette and rituals of becoming relatives with the plants, birds, animals and land
Experience traditional ways of learning
Get personalized mentoring, be in council with elders and indigenous wisdom keepers
This training is for those who want to shift from being a visitor or tourist in nature to being in relationship with place.
About The Program
FLOW OF PROGRAM
This is a fun interactive hands on learning experience. We invite in Native Elders and others steeped in experiential knowledge.
Two Saturday’s a month we venture into diverse landscapes where we learn FROM the land, plants and animals of place. We learn HOW to see and listen and WHAT to look and listen for.
We play nature games that helps us enter the “mind” of the animals and forest and offers you a felt experience of being part of an environment.
Where other Nature Schools are focused on learning “information” ABOUT the plants, we restore an Old World Way of learning FROM and having a felt experience so what you learn becomes your own.
You'll also have access to our online course where through videos, audios and articles you’ll gain the core knowledge base. You'll always have access to your course and can return to it again and again.
You'll have one-on-one mentorship throughout the journey to help you dial in and tailor the journey to your passions and intentions.
Core Areas of Learning
Learning How To Learn
Experience the old ways of learning known as Coyote Mentoring.
Coyote is the trickster, the storyteller, the master of games and guiding us to our own discovery through direct experience and inspiring curiosity.
This program is not about learning information, facts, or memorization.
Here you're learning how to apprentice yourself to nature and enter the mind of the tracker, the naturalist, the scout.
You're learning how to ask the right questions, how to listen, and cultivate your own relationship with nature.
Click Here to Learn about your guide Chivito Cowa
June 3rd & 17th
July 1st & 15th
Aug 5th & 19th
9:30am to 4pm
Receive one-on-one mentoring with chivito and trained mentors throughout the journey to help tailor your experience to the plants, animals and languages of your area.
Based Camp is Carson WA and will journey into various landscapes within 90 mins of Portland OR
Only $1200 if enrolled by May 10th
Only $800 for previous participants
Multiple payment plans and partial scholarships are available
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