"Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth." -Walt Whitman
Do you know a child 7-13 years old who may benefit from some grounded mentorship and time in nature?
Silly question because they all could!
There are few models of authentic strength and confidence in society today, and screen time is replacing (replaced) necessary green time. Kimberly offers strong, consistent, positive, and personal mentorship with the hope of growing resilient, kind and confident youth. Time with Kimberly may be 2-4 hours after school or on a weekend. The relaxed yet structured time may be spent doing archery, watching wildlife, playing nature games, exploring field guides, exploring animal tracks and plants, learning to make a fire safely, pitching a tent, building nature sculptures, and definitely includes listening to and with your child. For more information, please contact Kimberly by phone or email.
For parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers and youth facilitators:
Going outside is good, but not good enough. Soccer games outdoors are fun, but not empowering enough. A trip to the zoo is important, but not effective enough. A walk to the park is necessary, but not full enough.
How can you build child resiliency and optimize youth development through purposeful time in nature? What are some fun strategies for 'invisibly' stretching the curiosity, awareness and confidence of the children you spend time with? Is it possible to straddle the edge between two worlds - the ancient world of wilderness and instinct, and the modern, civilized world of science and knowledge?
The answers lie in Nature Connection.
I am only one person and realistically have limited access to Colorado's youth. One of my intentions is to make contact with and teach other youth leaders the value and easy practices of nature integration into children's lives. Public presentations and private consultations are available for you to learn how to beneficially engage in the nature connection and nature-based play that optimizes a child's body, mind and heart. Youth benefits include:
Common sense and awareness
Motor skill development
Enthusiasm for life
Empathy and compassion development
Reduction in attention deficits
Practical knowledge about natural history
To schedule a private consultation or group presentation for parents or your organization, call or email.
Tending the Wild in Your Child: How caregivers can provide healthy youth development through nature awareness and activities
Dates TBA and Available upon request for families and organizations
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