it’s where learning comes naturally
it’s where being connected has nothing to do with the internet
it’s where nature becomes home
it’s where silly songs and epic dance moves are daily occurrences
it’s where curiosity and imagination rule the day
it’s where food just tastes better cooked on a fire you made yourself
Ravenwood acknowledges with gratitude that we operate on the homelands of the Bitterroot Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d’Oreille people in what is now called the Flathead Valley of Montana. From the 1700’s through the present, these Indigenous people have resisted and persevered over colonialism and genocide. While these Indigenous people continue to live in part of their homelands, non-Indigenous Montanans now occupy much of the Indigenous homeland, including the places that Ravenwood uses for our nature connection programs. Ravenwood acknowledges that we benefit from these historic injustices, and seeks to honor the unique cultural heritage of Montana’s first peoples through our words and actions.
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” — William Shakespeare