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Natural History 1: Sensory Awareness and Nature Connections
Open Seats 10
2014-6-16
8:30 am
-2014-6-20
4:30 pm
Natural History 2: Using Nature Skills for Advanced Field Study
Open Seats 10
2014-6-23
8:30 am
-2014-6-27
4:30 pm
Natural History 3: Mission San Antonio and San Miguel
Open Seats 10
2014-6-30
8:30 am
-4:30 pm
Natural History 4: California Plate Tectonics
Open Seats 10
2014-7-1
8:00 am
-4:30 pm
Marine Science 1: Exploring Morro Bay Estuary
Open Seats 10
2014-7-7
8:30 am
-2014-7-11
4:30 pm
Marine Science 2: Coastal Geology and Intertidal Exploration
Open Seats 10
2014-7-14
8:30 am
-2014-7-18
4:30 pm
Marine Science 1A: Exploring Morro Bay Estuary
Open Seats 10
2014-7-21
8:30 am
-2014-7-25
4:30 pm
Natural History 1: Sensory Awareness and Nature Connections
Open Seats 10
2014-7-28
8:30 am
-2014-8-1
4:30 pm
Marine Science 2A: Coastal Geology and Intertidal Exploration
Open Seats 10
2014-8-4
8:30 am
-2014-8-9
4:30 pm

Natural History 1: Sensory Awareness and Nature Connections


Jun 16,2014 - Jun 20,2014 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 $ 300.00

Natural History 2: Using Nature Skills for Advanced Field Study


Jun 23,2014 - Jun 27,2014 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Natural History 2:  Using Nature Skills for Advanced Field Study June 23-27, 2014 @ Laguna Lake Park & Cerro San Luis Reserve, San Luis Obispo Registration Fee: $280.00 or 70.00/day   This week’s course is for those students who have completed the introductory Sensory Awareness week, and wish to further develop and expand their basic nature awareness skills. Topics will include: Advanced Outdoor Safety: outdoor hazards, poisonous plants, natural insect repellents and insect bite treatment, heat exhaustion and water usage. Advanced Animal Tracking: raccoons, coyotes, rabbits, skunks, deer, birds, insects and rodents. Survival Foods: cattails, conifers, thistles, acorns and grasses. Shelter Building:  building survival shelters from tree and plant debris. Water, Water, Water: collecting water with solar stills, water purification methods. Primitive Crafts: stone tools, bow drills, cordage making, and musical instruments. Bird Language: learning to identify the “Five Voices of Ground Birds” (song, companion calling, male to male aggression, juvenile begging, and alarm. We will use skits to act out various scenarios where each type of call could be used. Sketching, Journaling and Mapping: documenting observations and outdoor experiences.    

Location

Laguna Lake Park
Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, Postcode

Event Fees:

Registration Fee $ 300.00

Natural History 3: Mission San Antonio and San Miguel


Jun 30,2014 - Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location

Meet at Cuesta canyon Park
Street
San luis Obispo, Postcode

Event Fees:

Registration Fee $ 80.00

Natural History 4: California Plate Tectonics


Jul 1,2014 - Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location

Meet at Cuesta canyon Park
Street
CSan Luis Obispo, Postcode

Event Fees:

Registration Fee $ 85.00

Marine Science 1: Exploring Morro Bay Estuary


Jul 7,2014 - Jul 11,2014 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Marine Science 1: Exploring Morro Bay Estuary

Location

meet at State Park Marina Morro Bay
state park road
Morro Bay, Postcode

Event Fees:

Registration Fee $ 320.00

Marine Science 2: Coastal Geology and Intertidal Exploration


Jul 14,2014 - Jul 18,2014 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Marine Science 2: Coastal Geology and Intertidal Exploration

Location

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

Event Fees:

Registration Fee $ 300.00

Marine Science 1A: Exploring Morro Bay Estuary


Jul 21,2014 - Jul 25,2014 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Marine Science 1A; Exploring Morro Bay Estuary...and Beyond

Location

meet at State Park Marina

Morro Bay,

Event Fees:

Registration Fee $ 320.00

Natural History 1: 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 $ 300.00

Marine Science 2A: Coastal Geology and Intertidal Exploration


Aug 4,2014 - Aug 9,2014 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 $ 300.00