Rising Rooted Youth Program

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (All day)
Event Description: 

If we surrendered to Earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.


Human beings are designed to be in relationship with the natural world. Cultivating a connection with nature stimulates curiosity, creativity, healthy development of the mind, body and spirit, social-emotional intelligence, empathy and intellectual capacity. The Commonweal Garden provides ideal conditions for children to learn, to connect, and to grow.

Our Rising Rooted Youth Program is launching September, 2019 and goes until May 2020. Our program is open to children aged 4 through 12, runs Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year, from 9 am to 3 pm. You may sign up for the full program of both days per week, or choose just Tuesday or just Thursday.

Our curriculum weaves art with science, nature connection with ecological attunement, socio-emotional skill-building with embodied movement and play, and includes the following topics:

Garden Tending 

Nature Connection (including bird language, tracking, foraging)

Permaculture Principles and Skill Building 

Herbal Medicine 

Animal Care and Tending 

Food as Medicine 

Nature Arts and Crafting

Ecological Consciousness and Land Stewardship

Environmental Education 

Applied science

Earth-based wisdom  

Mind-Body Practices

For more information, email us at info@naturainstitute.org.

Posted by: 
Sophie Brinker

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