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Becoming NatureWise

Gain the nature skills, heightened awareness and local ecological knowledge that deepens your relationship with our PNW Territory

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.

What You'll Learn

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Plants & Trees

Gain a solid base for identifying the trees and plants of your area. Learn the ancestral and indigenous ways of using them and the deeper relationship the plants reveal about an area.

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Reading The Signs

Learn to read the signs and tracks present  in nature  that inform you of the greater stories and interactions of place.

 

Enter the mind of a tracker and ask the right questions that discern the stories the tracks reveal. 

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Bird Language

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.

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Sensory Skills

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. 

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Ancestral Perspectives

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.

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Cultural Restoration

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 through Storytelling, Way of Council, Direct Experience, Coyote Mentoring and collaborative learning as we gather together in circle (virtually). 

 

  • Get personalized mentoring, be in council with elders and indigenous wisdom keepers