Session 2: What Impact Are You Leaving?
What does it mean to leave no trace and why is it even important? What does it take to sustain life and how can we support it? Examine what seemingly small things in our environment could actually be full habitats and how we can interact with them in a non-disruptive way. Learn what things to consider to monitor our impact and work as cooperatively as possible with the environment through a role-playing outdoor ethics game and test what you've learned through a creative ball throwing game. Build a small self-sustaining ecosystem and learn how it survives (children will be given choices and asked to consider what and how they are creating). There will be some dirt sifting, possible mud searching, and seed planting involved so please dress appropriately.
Nature experiences provide many benefits including increased self-esteem; resilience against stress and adversity; and improved concentration, learning, creativity, cognitive development, cooperation, flexibility, and self-awareness. Through positive experiences outdoors, children will develop their love of nature and a foundation for the development of responsible environmental behavior. Hands on experience with a bit of freedom for creative exploration engages and inspires children to cultivate a sense of wonder and connection. We will be learning about the web of life and our part in it, engaging in some fun nature-oriented mindfulness games, playing in the dirt, getting silly, and leaving no trace in the process!
- Children are encouraged to dress comfortably in clothes that can get dirty!
- Classes run Sundays from 1:00pm-2:30pm.
- Parents: Register under your name and fill in your child's name in the space provided at registration.
- This is a drop off class - parents are welcome to relax on the porch, take a stroll on the property, leave and return, or if space allows, observe the class.
About the Instructor
As a Holistic Practitioner, Nature Enthusiast, and Growth and Empowerment Expert, Kimber Bowers seeks to encourage others to embrace their growth and develop a full expression of the beauty within through establishing a strong sense of connection to one another, ourselves, and the natural environment in which we live, developing resiliency, compassion, and a desire for eco-friendly living in the process. A diverse background in Holistic Modalities, Speaking, Cooking, Scouting, Sustainable Living, and having been a kid herself (can you believe that?), gives her a unique ability to meet children where they are and encourage them to expand their own way of thinking through fun and interactive activities! Kimber is a Certified Executive Chef and Certified Holistic Nutritionist.
York, PA 17406
|Session 2||$ 10.00|