Ozark Art of Mentoring, September 9-15, 2013

Join us for the first ever Art of Mentoring in the Ozarks, an exciting immersion in the tools of Deep Nature Connection.

REGISTER for the Ozark Art of Mentoring.

Investigate patterns of nature, discover natural mysteries, and expand your awareness with the support of an inter generational community committed to reconnecting with nature, self and others.

We are fortunate to be joined by two pioneers of the nature connection movement, Jon Young from the 8 Shields Institute, and Mark Morey, co-founder of the 8 Shields Institute and founder of the Institute for Natural Learning.

This is the final, week-long event in our EPA sponsored Regional Environmental Education Grant sponsored by the EPA. This event is tailor-made for formal and informal educators, parents, and community leaders wanting to discover the innovative and effective methods presented in the Coyote’s Guide to Connecting With Nature, by Jon Young et al.

What’s happening?

  • 3 p.m. Monday, September 9th through 3 p.m. Sunday, September 15th, 2013

  • Mount Eagle Retreat Center near Clinton, Arkansas and the Buffalo River National Park in the heart of the Ozark Plateau

  • $75 per person**, includes food, lodging (camping or room in lodge), and a Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature. (See below for exceptions).

**This EPA-sponsored workshop cost is for folks in the AR, MO, and OK region. If you live outside this region and are interested in the OAoM, please email us at info@ozarktrackers.org.

REGISTER for the Ozark Art of Mentoring

These workshops traditionally costs HUNDREDS of dollars when funded solely by participant fees. We are very fortunate to have the support of the EPA and our partners to bring this amazing event to residents of the Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri region. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity!

We have stipends to cover in-service teacher costs, please let us know if you are a teacher.

What should I expect from the Art of Mentoring?

The Art of Mentoring includes a combination of lecture, storytelling, discussions, group games and peer mentoring. Participants will experience:

  • Core routines of Nature Connection that heighten and expand sensory awareness through utilization of the senses.

  • How heightened awareness relates to critical thinking, problem solving, and deep connection to place

  • How stories, song and other artistic expressions open a doorway to authentic learning

  • Techniques to uncover individual curiosity through questions, stories, mysteries, and challenges

  • Cultivate authentic bonds with self, others, and nature

Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, participants will:

  • Experience firsthand how powerful the “cultural context” is in education.

  • Recognize and utilize student passions and curiosities as educational tools.

  • Learn how to use stories and storytelling as an educational tool.

  • Experience the teaching styles of the Coyote Mentoring approach and how to utilize them in a variety of settings and contexts

  • Have fun and enjoy the camaraderie of a community of nature enthusiasts.

For more information please contact us at info@ozarktrackers.org.

REGISTER for the Ozark Art of Mentoring.