What we're about

This group is for anyone who wants to learn more about the natural world.

My name is Lauren Bond Kovsky and I am a naturalist and canoe guide based in Boulder, CO. My main offerings are canoe trips on local rivers where you will see an incredible diversity of wildlife and the hidden beauty of eastern river corridors.

I also offer low cost and donation based outings for anyone interested in plants, animals, birds, wild edibles, geology, survival skills, and more! There will be a different theme for each outing.

We've watched baby owls grow up, eaten berries and other wild edibles, laughed a whole lot, taken some incredible photos, made plaster casts of tracks, watched eagles fly overhead, found fossils in the foothills, had an incredible blustery snowshoeing adventure, and more!

Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds, fitness levels, and ages. We all enjoy stopping to smell the flowers, take photos, and eat berries.

Our outings are designed to be accessible to everyone. We take our time and stop on the trail regularly to explore our surroundings and look at the birds. We have a ton of fun, learn a lot, and we love meeting new people!

Please see my website- http://www.theriverspath.org for more information on my background and the other offerings I have. You can also find out information on the http://www.meetup.com/Boulder-Naturalist-Outings/about/ page of the meetup site. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns!

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Camp For A Cause - Moab, UT!

Arches National Park

Camp For A Cause donation-based, family-friendly desert retreat Boost your well-being and give back, Your Moab adventures await! Autumn Event November 6 – 8, 2020 Spring Event April 9 – 11, 2021 in Moab, Utah This event is entirely donation-based. Our pricing includes a base fee to cover our most basic expenses and your additional donation helps to ensure that these organized events remain sustainable for our community and facilitators long-term. If our minimum requested donation is beyond reach for you, message us to inquire about a work-trade exchange. Just like any event with Wild Heart Revival you can expect engaging facilitation, beautiful meals, adventure, and meaning-making experiences to nourish the body, mind, and soul. Here’s what our Moab weekend will look like: Friday: ♥ Choose Your Own Adventure: ♥ Paddle the Colorado River – beginners welcome ♥ Hike Arches National Park – no prior hiking experience required ♥ Or Explore Downtown Moab ♥ Arrive to camp Friday after 3pm or before 9am Saturday morning ♥ Community gathering and dinner begin at sunset ♥ Meeting locations and driving directions to camp provided to registered participants Saturday: ♥ Morning yoga and meditation – all levels ♥ Community breakfast ♥ Eco-stewardship service project with BLM and/or Arches National Park. Entry fees waived for volunteers. ♥ Afternoon free time for adventure or relaxation ♥ Community feast celebration at sunset ♥ Fire circle and drumming Sunday: ♥ Sunrise singing bowls and morning meditation – beginners welcome ♥ Community breakfast ♥ Break camp ♥ Closing circle and community farewell 10am ♥ Day hike or mountain biking What’s included: ♥ Dinner Friday and Saturday ♥ Breakfast Saturday and Sunday ♥ Camping fees ♥ Daily yoga/mindful movement and meditation ♥ Sound journeys ♥ and more… What’s not included and what you need to bring: ♥ Optional: National Park Day Pass $30 per vehicle ♥ Optional: Kayak or SUP Rental $75 per adult, $65 per child ♥ Lunches for yourself ♥ Your personal camping gear (rental gear available upon request) View our packing list Inclusivity Statement: ♥ This event is for anyone agreeing to co-create a safe and loving space and experience for all people, the land, and all beings. Read more… ♥ Individuals with mobility limitations are invited to contact us directly to discuss accessibility at our event locations. ♥ Wild Heart Revival events are substance free. Use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and mind altering substances is prohibited. We welcome you just as you are, unaltered, and in your true nature while on retreat with us. Meet our host: Camp For A Cause events are hosted by Melissa Lynn Reed and Wild Heart Revival. Our facilitators have more than 20 combined years of experience in wilderness guiding and collectively embody a diverse array of wisdom and skills in ecology and applied conservation; science education; outdoor skills; eco-stewardship; mindful movement and meditation; rites of passage; and nature-based healing modalities. We have led more than 300 outdoor workshops and retreats for over 2000 participants. Personal Investment: ♥ Retreat value for our Camp For A Cause weekend is $360 ♥ Our requested minimum donation is $200 per person ♥ Deposit required ♥ Work-trade scholarships may be available. View applications on our website. Ready to Register? ♥ Review our Registration Agreement and COVID-19 safety guidelines ♥ Follow the link below to submit your registration request and $80 deposit wildheartrevival.com/events

Family Afternoon in Nature

Sawhill Ponds Trailhead

Are you looking for ways to connect with your family, children, or your partner? Mindfulness-based wilderness therapists Amanda and Brooke will be guiding an afternoon of exploring the natural world. Join us for team building games, easy movement, getting in touch with your five senses, nature-based art, and more. Amanda and Brooke will provide you and your family with tools to promote healthy communication and connection. We will meet at Sawhill Ponds Trailhead in Boulder on November 14th, 2020 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Please dress to be in the elements for two hours, rain or shine. Bring layers, sturdy shoes, warm beverages, and anything you will need to feel comfortable. Masks are required for adults and children over 3 years old, as we will be following CDC social distancing guidelines. *This event is free and limited to 8 participants due to Covid. It is open to families and partnerships of all configurations. Please RSVP so that we can easily manage numbers. Thank you! - Amanda and Brooke from the Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute

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