Become fluent in the language of nature. 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.
The word Scout comes from Old French “escoute”
which means “Action of Listening.”
This is a 4 month Journey learning in the cultural ways of our Indigenous ancestors, where through storytelling, gathering around the fire and direct experience we apprentice ourselves to nature
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?
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
Due to the uncertainty of covid restrictions, 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.
Access 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 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 indigenous 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
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
Join us for a Live "Virtual" Council Fire
If you're curious about participating, join us for a free live intro where you meet your Facilitator and members of Tree of Totems. You'll experience our traditional way of sharing as we explore the three languages of nature and what's it mean to be indigenous to place.
Next Virtual Council Fire (zoom) is
April 25th 6pm PST
Next Enrollment opens in March of 2021
Virtual Council Fire Dates:
June 10th & 24th
July 15th & 29th
Sept 2nd & 23rd
Two Times Available:
Invited to join us for week long campout holding space, preparing fires, and doing ritual for Vision Quest participants Aug 9th -14th.
Ask for details.
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.
We gather online.... The ecosystem of your location of where you live becomes your classroom.
Now $800 as Special to support people getting out into nature during these pandemic times
Multiple payment plans and partial scholarships are available
How To Join
If you're curious, have questions or are eager to join please fill out the form and share:
Why this resonates
What you hope to learn and/or experience
Any background in nature training you have