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Restore, Explore and Create.

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"I sometimes wish that grown human beings were more like children, who are naturally open and accepting of others. Instead, as we grow up, we fail to nurture our natural potential and our sense of fundamental human values. We need to learn to distinguish emotions like anger and attachment that are destructive from positive ones like compassion that are a source of happiness." - Dalai Lama

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Wild Foraging Experience

Blue River Forest Nature Sanctuary

During the Wild Foraging Experience you will learn several plants as well as their medicinal and edible properties. Plants in this local area that you will begin to develop a relationship with! The overall theme is always connection with the Earth. That which sustains us. The experience is hands on as we will be immersed in Nature’s embrace for the entire three hours. All of this will essentially lead to a respect for the earth and a harmony with the earth. The benefits are innumerable. Experience Goals / Benefits: - A deeper connection with the Earth - A knowledge and utilization of various plants - Self confidence / Self empowerment - A sense of autonomy and freedom - Peace - Caretaker mentality, the ability to live in harmony with the earth. “I have made a satisfactory dinner of a dish of purslane which I gathered and boiled. Yet, men have come to such a pass that they starve, not for want of necessities, but for want of luxuries.” -Henry David Thoreau Flow of Experience: We ask you to arrive at 11:45am Opening circle / Orientation will begin at 12:00pm Departure is at 3:00pm Pricing: Adult $25 Teen $20 Child $15 ***Max 20 participants*** Click link below to Register so your spot is reserved. https://blueriverforestexperience.org/events/luminary-walk-families-all-ages

EARTH ART! Art in Nature Experience

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EARTH ART! Art in Nature Experience MONDAY, JULY 15TH - FRIDAY, JULY 19TH 2019 - EACH DAY 9AM - 4PM Create with what the Earth provides! During EARTH ART! Art in Nature Experience the overall theme is connection with the Earth. That which sustains us. The EARTH ART Experience is held out in nature.. This will allow the forest to inspire and relax you into ones most creative self. We will be creating many art projects! (Ages 6-14) Session Goals / Benefits: - A deeper connection with the Earth - Enhanced creativity - Self confidence / Self empowerment - A sense of autonomy and freedom - Peace - Community oriented skills - Caretaker mentality, the ability to live in harmony with the earth. Flow of Experience: We ask you to arrive at 8:45am Opening circle / Orientation will begin at 9:00pm Departure is at 4:00pm Pricing: $250 ***Max 20 students*** Purchase a ticket below to reserve your spot. https://blueriverforestexperience.org/events/kcibluxvbdli7ogk763ecqrmeipxvu *More Info will be provided once registered*

Week Long Day Camp Nature Experience (6-12 year olds)

Blue River Forest Nature Sanctuary

Week Long Day Camp Nature Experience (6-12 year olds) MONDAY, JULY 29TH - FRIDAY, AUGUST 2ND - EACH DAY 9AM - 4PM DURING THE WEEK LONG DAY CAMP THE OVERALL THEME IS CONNECTION WITH THE EARTH. THAT WHICH SUSTAINS US. THIS IS DONE THROUGH A MYRIAD OF WAYS. TO DISTILL IT DOWN, IT IS DONE THROUGH, AWARENESS, PRESENCE, EARTH-BASED LIVING SKILLS AND PLAY. A FORM OF TEACHING CALLED COYOTE TEACHING WILL BE USED. THIS MEANS ANSWERING QUESTIONS WITH QUESTIONS, LEADING BY EXAMPLE, AND USING FIELD GUIDES. THIS CULTIVATES THE CHILD’S ABILITY TO FIND ANSWERS THEMSELVES WHICH IN TURN CREATES THREADS, ROPES AND WEBS BETWEEN ALL THINGS AND EMPOWERS THE CHILD. ALL OF THIS WILL ESSENTIALLY LEAD TO A RESPECT FOR THE EARTH AND A HARMONY WITH THE EARTH. THE BENEFITS ARE INNUMERABLE. Session Goals / Benefits: - A deeper connection with the Earth - A knowledge and utilization of earth-based living skills / survival skills - Self confidence / Self empowerment - A sense of autonomy and freedom - Peace - Community oriented skills - Caretaker mentality, the ability to live in harmony with the earth. Flow of Experience: We ask you to drop off your child/children at 8:45am Opening circle / Orientation will begin at 9:00pm Pick up is at 4:00pm Pricing: $250 ***Max 20 students per day*** Purchase a ticket with link below to reserve your spot. https://blueriverforestexperience.org/events/week-long-day-camp-nature-experience-6-11-2 *More Info will be provided once registered*

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