Nature awareness is a learned skill, and the path leading to true nature awareness is a deeply personal journey achieved through a process that engages all the senses. Delphinus School of Natural History is grounded in the belief that outdoor experiences foster true appreciation for the natural world. When we learn to recognize nature’s cycles, understand wildlife behavior, and interpret its many languages, we become naturalists, instead of casual observers. Nature awareness involves learning by doing. When students develop “place awareness” they begin to notice everything!. Nature awareness begins with developing a connection with the outdoors, by tapping in to what “primitive” cultures call “The Original Instructions”. It is not routed in lessons or knowledge, but learning through personal experience. Nature awareness leads to an understanding of environmental interdependence, interconnection, our place as humans in the natural cycle, and our responsibilities as environmental stewards.