An online introductory path to
learning nature skills
A 4 month program learning
how to apprentice to nature
Next Enrollment opens in March of 2021
The word Scout comes from Old French “escoute” which means “Action of Listening.”
Deepen your connection and relationship with Nature, the plants, animals, and stories of the land.
Become fluent in the language of nature and one who knows what to listen for, what to observe, and how to read the signs so to be part of the conversations and stories of the forest occurring all around you.
Have you wondered what it means to belong to the land?
Have ever wanted to know what the forest is saying?
Have you ever been curious why birds make certain sounds or how they clue you in with what’s happening all around you?
Have you ever wondered how to identify the different trees or plants in your area?
Would you like to have a deeper and informed connection with nature?
Learn to read and listen into the signs, messages and stories within the environment through tracking, bird language, Plant I.D. and uses etc...
Experience the ancestral perspectives with being in relationship with the land, animals, and spirit of place
Through core routines, games, and sensory drills you'll learn how to attune your senses to any environment you're in.
This training is for those who want to shift from being a visitor or tourist to being in relationship with place.
About The Program
Due to quarantine, we've re-designed our summer scout program to be part online and part nature immersion. We've reduced the cost to make it available to people during these times while also being part of a felt sense of community gathering around the Virtual fireside (zoom) where we pool our learnings, stories and experiences together.
FLOW OF PROGRAM
It’s offered as an experiential learning process.
Through videos, audios and articles you’ll gain the core knowledge base
You'll journey into nature on your own to experience the principles first hand and cultivate relationship with the plants, animals, trees and birds. You'll be offered core routines and ways of enhancing and engaging your senses so by the end of the journey you'll have a strong foundation of the language of nature and be tuned into the conversations therein.
We’ll gather around the virtual fireside (zoom) twice a month to pool our learnings and experiences together and hence be part of a more traditional collaborative learning.
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
Enter the mind of a tracker and how to read the tracks, ask the right questions, and discern the stories the tracks reveal. Learn how to trail an animal and read the signs all around you.
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.
Knowing the different calls and songs of the birds gives you inclusion with what is occurring all around you. You become part of the conversations of any ecosystem. Is there a predator in the area? Is the forest in council? What's happening?
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.
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.
Next Enrollment opens in March of 2021
This is a Virtual Council fire series... online curriculum
How To Join
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