Nature Awareness

Youth Art and Nature Experience

Youth learn how to get present and tune their senses in nature. The day begins with a guided nature hike that focuses on heightening awareness of the natural world. After finishing a short hike participants are offered the unique experience of sitting with various hawks, owls and falcons. At that time they can unleash their creativity as they draw, photograph or write poetry. Basic art supplies supplied. Participants need to bring their own camera and journal, pens, pencils. Ages 11-13 and 14-18. Limit: 10

Price: $50


Stones and Bones

Hosting urban youth at a nature preserve for weekend campouts. Participants experience village life, wildlife identification, night walks, fire making, shelter building, orienteering, falconry, storytelling, freshwater studies, and more. Trips occur quarterly over the course of a
 year. A central theme in all activities is self- responsibility, interconnectedness and caring for life. Youth will find their voice and place within the natural world, and will return to their communities with an expanded world view.     For pricing, and details contact Executive Director

Dirt Time — Nature awareness youth hikes

During this 3-4 hour walk, youth are invited to open their senses in nature in new 
ways. Through interactive games and activities they discover that nature is fun and exciting. Through practices of deep observation, awakening of senses, silent walks, and stalking techniques, young people are awakened to the magic of nature.  Limit 15 Ages: 12-14 and 15-18. Meet at trailhead. Transportation not provided.

Price: $25


Wild Girl’s Camping Trips

Weekend campouts where girls learn basic camping skills such as setting up camp, building fires and camp cooking. Teachings on the 4 elements, playing & exploring, swimming in the Yuba River, sharing stories, decompressing and enjoying nature. Limit 10. Ages 12-14. Meet at campground Friday 4 pm. Pick up Sunday 12:00 pm Meet and greet dinner at local pizza restaurant Saturday night prior to trip.

Price: $150