Re-Wilding Ourselves

NEW 2024 date for Adult Re-Wilding! Register Below

Re-Wilding Ourselves

Connecting to Nature

The KANC offers, hosts and promotes a variety of opportunities for adults to strength their connection to the natural world, themselves and others.
Here are a few that we recommend.

Rewilding Ourselves!
Adult Re-wilding Summer Program

It’s time to get back to basics! Join Wong-Daugherty and bushcraft expert Shannon Herbert as we walk off the path and delve into the backwoods to unplug from it all. We will graze on wild edibles, cook by the fire, and make a simple tarp shelter or sleep out in the open under the stars. It is time to feel your feet on the earth, the cool water of the creek on your skin, the sun on your face. Connect to nature and yourself through ancient skills. Kick off your shoes and reawaken your wild self!

August 17 – August 18
Starts Saturday at 10 am @ KANC & ends at 4 pm Sunday
Sliding-Scale Cost $80 – $100 

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Ecosystems of Education

So what is an Educational Ecosystem? Any Ecosystem has principles that cannot be ignored or violated without paying a high price. When worked with harmoniously, these create a self-sustaining and vital system that serves health and wellbeing for all. For plants, one could say that it is the interaction of sun, water, soil (type and life), and nutrients that make up the Ecosystem. All plants work with these elements – not all in the same way, but all must work with them.

We believe the same is true in an Educational Ecosystem, i.e., that there are certain principles that impact the children and the schooling, that cannot be ignored without straining the health of that system. No matter what system or educational methodology you use – including unschooling to the most structured – these principles are at play – the only question is how much we align ourselves to them.

This is program consists of 15 sessions and will run primarily on Sunday afternoons, beginning February 27th; there will be two weekday classes held in the early evening as well – one in the first of the course and one in the last. Classes are recorded and can be made up during the week if you have to miss something, but there is nothing like interacting with others on the same journey and we encourage participants not to miss more than two or three classes. Each class runs about 3 hours. Attendance at or timely review of the video (if you miss a class) is required for all classes.

This course is a stand-alone part of the Enki Education Teacher Training Program and is a prerequisite for that program.

This course is offered by Enki Education Please visit their website for more information and to register!

Cost: $750 USD

January 13th – April 13th 2024
Saturdays 8:00 am – 11:00 am

It is important that everyone attend the first two and the last class live, online. Besides the start and the end weeks,  students can miss “live-online” attendance up to 3 times over the course of the program and view those recordings asap.

Forest School Practitioners Course

This is a year-long certificate course that consists of both in-person outdoor, experiential learning, as well as online self-directed learning. This course is learner-led, emergent, inquiry-driven, and playful! We explore those pedagogies, tell stories, and dive deeply into supporting risky play.

We practice “hard” skills such as firebuilding, knots, and tool work, and deepen our relationships with the Land, each other, and ourselves. And we share practical tips, recommendations, policies, and protocols for the day to day operations of a Forest/Nature School program.

This course is offered by Child and Nature Alliance of Canada. Please visit their website for more information and to register!

The field course will be hosted at the KAN Centre on August 28th – September 1st 2023
Cost: $1,750

Community: Connection vs Collection

What makes any undertaking or relationship feel nourishing – the happy and sad alike? Connection. Whether to your chosen art or your puppy, whether looking into the twinkling eyes of an infant or the soft ones of someone slipping away, it is the connection that makes all the difference to our experience. In this class we explore the nature of our own experience of connection and on that base, look at how we can make connection the keel of all our work with the children, at home or in the classroom.

This course is offered by Enki Education Please visit their website for more information and to register!

Online via Zoom – June 4th – June 25th
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm ATLANTIC TIME
11:30 am – 2:00 pm PACIFIC TIME
Cost: $250 USD

Do not miss this experience!

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