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Natural History 1A: Sensory Awareness and Nature Connections
Open Seats 8
2014-7-28
8:30 am
-2014-8-1
4:30 pm
Marine Science 2A: Coastal Geology and Intertidal Exploration
Open Seats 9
2014-8-4
8:30 am
-2014-8-8
4:30 pm
Marine Science 3: Marine Science Gumbo
Open Seats 10
2014-8-11
8:30 am
-2014-8-15
4:00 pm
Marine Science 4: Marine Science Gumbo 2
Open Seats 10
2014-8-18
8:30 am
-2014-8-22
4:00 pm

Natural History 1A: Sensory Awareness and Nature Connections


Jul 28,2014 - Aug 1,2014 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
According to Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature, the Core Routines of Nature Connections are things people do to learn.  They are not lessons or knowledge, but learning habits.  Nature awareness begins with developing a personal relationship with the outdoors.  This leads to an understanding of our environment, our place as humans in the natural cycle, and our responsibilities as stewards.  The Core Routines help students to “flip the switch”, that will turn off the “noise” of modern life, to expand their vision beyond the narrow confines of television, computers, and electronic devices.  Core Routines tap into what indigenous cultures call the “Original Instructions” which guide the way we interact with the natural world.  Nature awareness, requires that students use all their senses to gather information about the environment and its inhabitants.  Like the eyes of a newborn, students will re-learn how to notice everything!  Some Core Routines include: Sit Spot: finding a special place where you can be comfortable sitting still, alone and quiet, before exploring the environment. Story of the Day: After spending time in nature students share their individual stories about their experiences, either verbally, or by writing or drawing in a journal. Expanding our Senses through Games:  Learning to use all their senses, to notice everything, and not simply relying on our dominant sense (sight). Questioning and Tracking:  As wildlife “detectives”, students will learn to identify animal tracks.  We will constantly ask the questions: Who? What? When? Why? And How? Animal Forms and Games:  Thinking like a bird or an animal; learning the movements and behavior of wildlife.  “Bodily learning by feel” the anatomy of animal movements through imitation and games.  Students will Wandering: Unstructured exploration to heighten “place awareness” while developing an intimate relationship with the ecosystem. Storytelling:  An ideal tool for beginning discussions about our relationship with the environment.    

Location

Cuesta Canyon Park
Street
san Luis Obispo, Postcode

Event Fees:

Registration Fee $ 250.00

Marine Science 2A: Coastal Geology and Intertidal Exploration


Aug 4,2014 - Aug 8,2014 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Marine Science 2A: Coastal Geology and Intertidal Exploration

Location

meet at Montana de Oro State Park
Pecho Valley Road
Los Osos,

Event Fees:

Registration Fee $ 250.00

Marine Science 3: Marine Science Gumbo


Aug 11,2014 - Aug 15,2014 Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Marine Science 3: Marine Science Gumbo Aug 11-15, 2014; 8:30am-4:30pm Registration Fee: $280.00 Age: 6 and over We will explore the extensive intertidal zones of Morro Bay, Estero Bay, searching for life among the rocks. Students will have kayak scavenger hunts, looking for different marine invertebrates along the docks and piers. There are amazing dune systems around the Estero Bay that offer great opportunities for exploration. We will explore the dunes on the Morro Bay Sand Spit, and Hazard’s Reef. We will close out the week by going on a whale watching cruise to search for humpbacks and other marine mammals.

Location

Morro Bay Marina
State Park Road
Morro Bay, Postcode

Event Fees:

Marine Science 4: Marine Science Gumbo 2


Aug 18,2014 - Aug 22,2014 Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
 

Location

Morro Bay Marina
State Park Rd.
Morro Bay, 93305

Event Fees: