Scheduled rewilding nature classes and hikes run year-round and are open availability unless a class is full or has an age requirement. RSVP or registraion is required through our contact page, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone, or through a partner organization's website. Some classes are free or may have a charge or suggested donation - see specific course details.
We are proud to offer some programs in conjunction with local environmental organizations, nature experts/authors, or therapists... Click on the link for specific courses you are interested in for registration details. Courses may be offered with:
Denver Botanic Gardens
Audubon Society of Greater Denver
Front Range Birding Company
Happy Dog Ranch
Cattail Bob Seebeck
The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one's eyes... George Sand
Summer 2019 April 16:Bird Language Talk at Front Range Birding Company in Boulder. Sharpen your naturalist instincts and improve birding success by learning the language of the birds! This spring evening presentation is not about identification through vocalizations, but instead provides a brief introduction to a common language birds use to speak to each other about the landscape, predators, and even YOU! This ancient survival skill is about 'what' is being communicated - not 'who' is communicating. By learning some bird language basics, energizing our senses, and quieting our minds we can better understand the tweets, chirps, tuts and whistles of our feathered friends. Tuesday 6:30pm. Refreshments Provided. May 9: The Ultimate Respect: 6 Elemental Questions to Ask Your Horse or Dog - Do you partner with horses or dogs, in education, therapy or recreation, in your life? If so, join us in raising the bar of human/animal cooperation through an intimate process of inquiry with animals. While people get to choose satisfying work with horses and dogs, our animal partners are often drafted into the helping role. The 6 Elemental Questions provide a simple and sophisticated way to assess an animal’s willingness and effectiveness to participate in therapeutic, educational, or recreational interactions. Together let us protect and respect our beloved partners as we provide higher quality services to our local communities. 6:00pm; Happy Dog Ranch. No RSVP required, but we ask for small donation for the horses and animals at Happy Dog, a non-profit. Also bring a snack or drink to share if you want. Contact me for questions. May 11:Rewilding with Bird Language - Evergreen Audubon Society. 9:00am - 12:00pm. May 15: Rewilding with Bird Language- through Denver Botanic Gardens; Register through the link. May 19: Rewilding with Bird Language - through Denver Botanic Gardens; Register through the link. May 25: Spring Wildflowers - Evergreen Audubon Society. 9:00am - 11:00am. May 29: Lookout Mountain Spring Evening Herb Walk - Our ranch on Lookout Mountain, Golden. June 15: Rewilding with Survival and Edible Plants - through Denver Botanic Gardens. June 19: Rewilding with Survival and Edible Plants- through Denver Botanic Gardens. July 7th and 26th: Positively Poisonous:Befriending Toxic Plants for Greater Safety Outdoors - through Denver Botanic Gardens; Registration link coming soon! August 11: Relational Rewilding & Survival Plants Adventure with Cattail and Kimberly! Don't miss this one! Re-wild your senses, mind, and nature skills in this August nature excursion. As we meander among the rich and wild montane landscape you will be guided into a deeper knowledge of place, more confidence in the outdoors, and a more expansive sense of kinship with nature and yourself. Learn survival, edible and medicinal plants, basic animal tracking principles, and nature connection routines that awaken vitality, empower your skills and improve all your relationships. There will be a link to Eventbrite soon for this event. $50 donation asked for the day - includes plant and nature teachings, activity guidance, a wild herbal tea at lunch, and lots of fun!
Join author, educator, and survival television guest ‘Cattail’ Bob Seebeck and Kimberly Beck of Relational Rewilding Nature Guiding for this one-time, unique, day-long program. Cattail has been teaching outdoor education classes since 1975 with an emphasis on ethno-botany and wilderness survival. He has taught for such institutions as The Colorado Division of Wildlife, Rocky Mountain National Park, Denver Botanic Gardens and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Cattail has conducted intensive multi-week survival treks, overnight field trips and simple day outings for over 10,000 students. His outings, hikes and slide shows are fun and educational. His first book "Best-Tasting Wild Plants of Colorado and the Rockies", published by photographer John Fielder’s Westcliffe Publishing, sold over 18,000 copies. His new books, “Survival Plants of Colorado” Volume l features 214 wild herbs and 856 color photographs. Volume II contains 254 wild herbs and over 1,000 photographs. They are the “go to” college textbooks for wild useful botany classes in Colorado. Cattail Bob has been a guest on local television and radio as well as NBC’s The Today Show. He was an “on-screen” advisor on the BBC’s “Chef Race” and was recently invited to participate in the Discovery Channel’s “Bushcraft Build-Off”. Interests and training include extensive knowledge in first aid/first responder, edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, photography, search and rescue, wild fire mitigation and suppression, forest health, crisis center/suicide hotline, "green" homebuilding and all-around self-sufficient living. Cattail currently lives in a self-built, off-grid, active, passive and PV solar cabin on 7 acres near Drake, Colorado.
September 18th: Becoming Animal: The Secrets of Stealth for Improved Wildlife Watching - through Denver Botanic Gardens; Registration link coming soon!
Fall 2018 October 13: Rewild through Forest Bathing. Improve your focus, energy, health, and relationships through this unique, intentional forest experience. Allow yourself to relax and be guided out of your to-do list, and into the healing landscape you were designed to connect with. This Rewilding approach to Forest Bathing includes quiet walking, sensory engagement, nature connection practices, and explorations in perception that reduce stress, quiet your mind, and inspire a greater sense of belonging with your human and more-than human communities. Saturday 9:30am-12:00pm. Location: Genesee Park. $15. Ages 16 and up. Register HERE. October 20: Autumn Rewilding with Cattail and Kimberly: Re-wild your senses, mind, and heart in this October nature excursion. As we meander among the pines and shifting fall landscape, you will be guided into a deeper knowledge of place, more confidence in the outdoors, and a more expansive sense of kinship with nature and yourself. Learn edible and survival plants, basic animal tracking principles, and nature connection routines that awaken vitality and improve all your relationships. Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm. Location: Boulder Mountains, specifics TBD. Suggested Donation: $50 for the day. Registration is required and limited. Register below, call, or email. Read author, survivalist, and plant expert Cattail Bob Seebeck's bio Here. Register HERE.
All programs for ages 10+. You will receive an email with more details upon registration. Please contact us if you have questions.
2017 Programs: September:
Relational Rewilding Hike: Saturday September 23rd 9:00am-12:00pm; Ages 12 yrs and up; Meet at Meyer Ranch Park; 10490 S Turkey Creek Rd, Morrison, parking lot is just off of Hwy 285. Easy walk.
Invasive Species - Invasive Thoughts: Friday September 29th 10:00am-12:00pm; An Eco-psychology Exploration program; Come learn about native and invasive plant species on the front range, and explore how peoples inner experiences mirror what occurs in our ecosystems. Ages 15 and up; Clear Creek path in west Golden. Park and meet at the dog park on west 8th St. off of Washington Ave. Easy walk.
Relational Rewilding Hike:Fall Foliage and Foraging! Why and how do leaves change color in the fall? Are there any edible plants available in the fall season? Join us in experiencing and learning about how the Fall season impacts plants and people . Offered two times this month:
Saturday October 7th 9:00am - 12:00pm; Ages 12 yrs and up; Meet at Meyer Ranch Park just 25-30 minutes from Denver; 10490 S Turkey Creek Rd, Morrison, parking lot is just off of Hwy 285. Easy 2 mile walk.
Wednesday October 18th 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Ages 12 yrs and up; Mt. Falcon, east entrance; Moderate to difficult hike.
Jefferson County parks, wildlife areas, national forests, nature centers, Lookout Mountain, our property on LM, your back yard.
What Our Participants Are Saying:
I go hiking all the time, but wanted some depth to my outings. That is exactly what I got! I learned about plants and birds near where I live, while learning about myself and how I relate to them all. Kimberly is engaging, inspiring, and fun. I left feeling like a part the area we hiked instead of an outside visitor, and more connected to this beautiful place I call home! - Joyce R.
(970) 222-8460 Wild@relationalrewilding.com Based on Lookout Mountain, Golden, CO