Please register at BrownPaperTickets ($35-45 sliding scale): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/402827.
This workshop is exposure level and leaves you with plenty resources to continue practicing and will be taught by Robert Mellinger whose bio can be found here: http://www.robertmellinger.com/?page_id=312.
Please be ready to be comfortable in any weather and bring snacks. Bring a notebook and pen/pencil. Arrive promptly at 9:45 to walk into Union Bay Natural Area.
You will gain tools in 6 interrelated approaches:
1) Observational, Awareness, and Perceptual Shifts: Everything we know must first be perceived. Shifts in how we observe bring ecological relationships into our everyday awareness and change our behavior.
2) The Living Earth: Thinking, feeling, sensing, and intuiting. We perceive in many ways that the vast living systems of Earth are ever adapting to keep the Earth itself suitable for life, in a way similar to us maintaining our own bodies or homes.
3) Naturalist Knowledge and Tracking: The way we know and become the place we call home. The ability to read the patterns of the land is ancient and in our blood.
4) Bird Language and other messengers: Wherever you are in the world, the birds and other sensitive creatures form our extended awareness, feeding back information about our surroundings and ourselves.
5) Story and Myth: Our modern scientific culture has articulated a story of creation that is rarely told in its full, ecological form. The story of the universe shares much with the creation stories of all times and cultures. It asks us, "What does it mean to be the universe perceiving itself?" and gives us the common perspective to live ecologically.
6) Designer's Mind: With ecological awareness comes ecological actions. Simple design principles and practices form the competence to turn awareness into action.
If you want to go more in depth visit our Facebook page at Foundations for Ecological Literacy or www.robertmellinger.com to find our One-day and Two-day intensives at The Whibey Institute and our 6-workshop series.