Summary ꙳ Objectives
▹ The set of activities in this session is focused on getting ourselves and our group “into the mood”. The activities help the participants bond and rekindle a sense of wonder in us so that we open our eyes, our ears, and generally our senses to what surrounds us.
Type » Lesson
Level » Explorer + Wellness
When? » Anytime
Where? » Outdoors
Time » 2hrs+
"To encourage an attitude of respect for life, we need to begin with awareness, which leads to loving empathy." —Joseph Cornell, Sharing Nature
The flow is a 4-steps process intended to help people deepen their relationship with nature. Starting with awakening enthusiasm and focusing attention, it furthers with a direct experience and concludes the flow with a time dedicated to sharing and inspiring each other. In essence, all our EwA Nat-circles activities are supported by similar principles.
Additionally, we find this set a great way to bind the participants of a new circle or nature club. Give it a try! ツ
This activity promotes alertness and awakes enthusiasm — Learning without enthusiasm is pretty much time wasted, this is why it is important to make sure that enthusiasm is present at the beginning of a circle or an activity, or to infuse it if it is missing.
This is a fun game demonstrating food chains and other ecological concepts in a lively, experiential way.
This activity helps to focus our attention. It improves our auditory awareness, puts us in a state of serenity.
“In this forest, there is a tree that has been waiting to meet you since before you were born.”
This activity offers a direct experience while promoting trust, and improving empathy. It connects us with a tree in a memorable and intimate way.
This activity promotes kindness, sharing, and inspiration. By sharing we deepened the experience and the bond with our fellow circle's participants