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Modern students struggle with attention, character, compassion, and motivation. Ravenwood can help! We are all about connection. We know that our relationships weave a web of connections that we must learn to tend. Well-tended connections with nature, each other and self help replenish attention, build character, foster compassionate relationships, and awaken curiosity and motivation.
Nature connection teaches fun, relevant skills. Skills inherent in tracking and awareness activities are critical building blocks for inquiry and the scientific method. Studying regional natural history through experiential learning brings ecological literacy to a new level. When we lead students in a line of inquiry about a track, a bird or a wild plant, we model an embodied way of learning through questioning. When we practice survival skills we model grit, ingenuity and character. And our songs, stories and games motivate the mind, heart and body to learn and be active in nature.
Our core nature curriculum creates opportunities for deliberate practice of routines that bring us into connection. Whether we’re teaching survival skills or plant ID, we’re modeling conduct and connection.