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Date: March 9, 2024 - FULL

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: $95

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.

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

  • And more!

Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle

Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!

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Klean Kanteen

27 oz, Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Sports Top $25

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Klean Kanteen

16 oz, TKWide Insulated Hot/Cold Beverage Bottle with Leak-Proof Cafe Cap $25


Klean Kanteen

32 oz, Insulated Wide Mouth Water Bottle with Chug Cap $45



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