Experience personal renewal and rejuvenation in nature while learning about environmental education activities and methods. In this program you’ll delight in joyful nature activities and feel a spirit of community and communion with others and with nature. As your senses become heightened through engaging exercises, you’ll become aware of the present moment, and feel free from stress and fully alive. Nature’s benevolent presence will remind you of life’s higher priorities.
Shadowcliff’s buildings were built by the hands of 650 volunteers from 42 countries over the course of 30 years, from the 1950’s to the 1980’s; a tradition that lives on today during May, our volunteer month. You’ll get to soak up these lovingly built rustic spaces as we meet in The Center for programs, share a meal in the Compassionate Kitchen, enjoy time around the fire pit, and spend the night in either Rempel or Cliffside Lodge, both of which feature shared bathrooms with private showers. Share a spacious room with another person or have a room to yourself; double and single occupancy rates are available. Learn more about our rustic accommodations here. All rates include meals prepared with care sourcing local, seasonal, organic food as best we can.
Using the Sharing Nature Flow Learning™ process that gently, almost magically, guides others to uplifting nature experiences, you will learn new ways to make learning fun, experiential, and memorable. As participants, you will both experience and learn how to implement award-winning nature activities that make ecological concepts and attitudes come alive will, teaching skills that touch the heart as well as the mind, and methods that encourage deeper learning and make existing programs more effective and life changing.
Two Day Sharing Nature Training Highlights
• How to Be an Inspiring Teacher Class/Discussion
• Learning additional Sharing Nature activities
• Experiential forest activities that foster both scientific and intuitive understanding of trees
• Activities that deepen your experience of nature and promote group introspection and sharing
This workshop is led by Greg Traymar, who has been personally trained by Cornell to head Sharing Nature U.S.A. He has trained with outdoor groups including the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Outward Bound and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. He is a gifted and inspiring teacher and wins friends wherever he travels. He has led Sharing Nature workshops throughout the United States and the world. Greg has a B.A. in Environmental Education and Outdoor Leadership from Warren Wilson College and in 2007 received the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.