Nature mentoring is a movement to bring people into a deeper awareness of nature. This class is a primer for parents, educators, naturalists and others who want to serve as guides for people to help them connect with nature. We will explore how to use questions, stories, challenges and adventures to help inspire people to deepen the quality of their connection to the natural world. This class is about developing strong mentoring relationships, understanding leadership and strengthening our own joyful connection to nature. We will share our very best stories, strategies and resources. We will explore how curiosity leads the way, how to harness enthusiasm, encourage exploration and inspire powerful experiences for people of all ages.
Instructor: Sarah Haggerty, 2012 North Carolina Environmental Educator of the Year