Join leaders from Nature Connection organizations throughout North America this February for our 6th annual conference where we will exchange best practices, strengthen our vision, and re-energize ourselves while connecting with peers and fellow leaders. This year we’ll be online! We are excited for the new opportunities this presents. Stay tuned for much more information. […]
Over and over, many of us are commenting on the turmoil and challenges of our times. Many of us are experiencing overwhelm in the midst of inter-personal conflict and wider community conflict. This includes talking about and identifying “trauma” behaviors and so much else. By definition, trauma is what happens when we get overwhelmed by […]
On Tuesday, Oct 13, the Nature Connection Network hosted a call with some of our BIPOC leaders — Iya Tahira, Sangoma, Kapiolani Laronal, and David Vanderhoop — on what it means for us to be Leveling Up Our Nature Connection Organizations. Below is the invitation from prior to the webinar: 1) Taking action to include […]
BIPOC-Led Orgs can enter the code “reparations” to receive a 1-year 100% discount on membership.
This is not a scholarship fund, and we do not assume that individual BIPOC applicants do not have access to wealth—these reparations are offered with an attempt at integrity and a prayer for collective liberation.
Today, trauma is more widespread than ever. COVID, climate change, and persistent inequities are impacting individuals, families, and entire communities. As we provide nature connection during these challenging times, trauma-informed mentoring can help us to deliver a greater, more positive impact. In September of 2020, Carly Humke, an elementary school counselor, educator, and veteran nature […]
As you may have heard, the Nature Connection Network is trying out Slack as a tool to facilitate more collaboration and connection amongst our members. If you value transparency, control over when folks can reach you, and ways to keep your many communications organized, please join us to learn more about Slack. Another new tech […]
Join Mishka Viscardi and Lily Sage for an informative session about Creating Safe Spaces for Queerness in Nature Connection. A recording of the webinar is available below: We will be starting a conversation about integrating the broad spectrum of queer identities into nature/based work. Together, we will be expanding on the ongoing discussion of de/coloniality […]
We’re excited for the 2020 NCLC! Heading into our fifth year of bringing together nature connection organizations, we’re very excited for the changes we’re making. The conference is a three-day gathering of nature connection school leaders designed to support growing our visions into successful, economically viable and regenerative businesses. This year we will continue our […]
Dear All, Since we don’t have Elephants on this continent, David Vanderhoop and I (Saskia Vanderhoop) propose to have a conversation around the Mastodon in the room. Recently, you may have seen some email trains zoom by that were prompted by an anti-racism training and resulting in a bunch of intense conversations around racism, decolonization […]