Wild Child Nature Sessions

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“Wild Child Nature” program once a week (or every other week) beginning May 25, 2017 to continue through Fall 2017 as there is interest. These sessions focus on connecting with nature, creativity, and imagination. Nature connection is about connecting people with nature through mind and body.

Sessions to last from an hour to about an hour and 15 minutes. The sessions will be stand alone. Meaning you can come to all or simply as it fits your schedule. Cost will be a suggested offering of $15 per child, $5 per sibling and no charge for parents. Yet, no one will be turned away, so please join us if this speaks to you.

Thursday, May 25th, for the first session. We will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Virginia Foothills Park (near Geiger Grade and Brown Elementary School in South Reno). This session may be full already, so please let me know if interested. Age is completely open. If you think your child will enjoy this and benefit, then great!

The session will begin with a very short guided meditation and a short nature dance. From there we will move on to our topic of the day. The entire program has mindfulness as its core. These will be as fluid and organic as possible and intuitively driven so I might cover a different topic then I had originally planned.

Each session will cover one topic such as a sit spot, nature journaling, using all of our senses, observing, writing, drawing, story telling, and sharing. These sessions are not solely for the kids. Parents are asked to participate and observe so that concepts can be transformed to your liking and weaved into your family life.

What these sessions will NOT be about: We will not be focused on proper writing and grammar, correct drawing styles, naming plants, animals, or cloud formations. However, if a child is extremely interested in a bird song, plant, or cloud; we will note that so they have the opportunity to research further at home.

So that we can get started on time, please register and pay using this PayPal link. Cost is a suggested offering of $15 per child, $5 per sibling, and no charge for parents. Yet, no one is turned away due to finances. Pay what you can and join us! Please note which session you plan on attending.

June 8, 2017 Session (10:30 am): Start Noticing Nature – Using All of Our Senses
(Repeated on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:30 am)

Introduction
Meditation
Nature Dance
Core of Class (Sampling):

Notice nature
Feel and smell the air
Notice the clouds and the trees
Listen
With eyes closed name every sound heard

Walkabout (Mindful Walking)
End with Circle Share

June 22, 2017 Session (10:30 am): What’s a Sit Spot
(Repeated on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:30 am)

Introduction
Meditation
Nature Dance
Core of Class (Sampling):

Learning about sit spots

Walkabout (Mindful Walking)
End with Circle Share

July 6, 2017 Session: Expression through nature, writing, and drawing

Introduction
Meditation
Nature Dance
Walkabout (Mindful Walking)
Core of Class (Sampling):

Express ourselves through writing and/or drawing

End with Circle Share

July 20, 2017 Session: Trees, Earth, and Breathing

Introduction
Meditation
Nature Dance
Core of Class (Sampling):

Trees, Earth, and Breathing

Walkabout (Mindful Walking)
End with Circle Share

August 3, 2017 Session:

August 17, 2017 Session:

August 31, 2017 Session: