Wild Mentors: Nature-Based Teaching
We invite and welcome you to gather around a fire at Earth Native for an interactive day of discovery, inspiration, and reconnection with nature. Wild Mentors: Nature-Based Teaching is an introductory training in the use of the 8 Shields nature mentoring model. The 8 Shields model puts inspiration at the forefront of learning and utilizes child's passions as the spark that ignites amazing experiences in nature. This “invisible school” teaching style is incredibly effective and all educators and parents should have it in their skills toolbox!
In this introductory class, participants will learn a variety of teaching tools and techniques to bring back to your family, community and classroom, lighting a bright path forward for the next generation.
In this course we will cover:
The 8 Shields mentoring model developed by Jon Young
4 masterful teaching styles and how to select the right tool to meet the moment
Utilization of natural child's passions to enhance learning
Core routines for increased nature connection
The art of questioning
Sensory games and techniques that help us to lose our minds and come to our senses
Date: September 10, 2022 - FULL
Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX
Ages: This is an adult class but open to ages 14+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult participant with a 1:1 ratio. An enrollment form and payment must be received for each person attending, regardless of age.
Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle
Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!
27 oz, Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Sports Top $25
16 oz, TKWide Insulated Hot/Cold Beverage Bottle with Leak-Proof Cafe Cap $25
32 oz, Insulated Wide Mouth Water Bottle with Chug Cap $45