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Winter Course: The Nature of Animals & Developing Dynamic Thinking
Date and Time:
Sunday, February 17, 2019, 9:00am to Thursday, February 21, 2019, 12:30pm
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 11:59pm
Feb. 17th–21st, 2019
Join us as at The Nature Institute in Ghent, NY, as we give our attention to the animals and ask:
- What are their unique ways of being in the world?
- What do they bring to our lives and what can we bring to theirs?
- How can we develop capacities of observation and thinking that allow us to know the world we share with them more truly?
This Winter Course is designed for environmental educators and other students of nature. As with all The Nature Institute's education programs, the course will be rooted in hands-on inquiry based on holistic, Goethean phenomenology -- which strives, through practice, to intensify experience so that we can gain clearer and deeper insights.
Our approach is always grounded in concrete human experience, which can help us to interact with nature in more responsible ways. In light of deep concerns about human, animal, plant, and ecological health—which are all intertwined—we will explore together how to learn to perceive and understand nature in a way that brings us closer to her living and dynamic qualities. Find out more about the course and sign-up at: http://natureinstitute.org/educ/alive/index.htm#winter_course
Course Fee: Sliding scale: $300 – $600 Fee includes materials, as well as morning and afternoon snacks.
Activities will include: Group studies and exercises, clay modeling, other hands-on work, and live observations of farm animals at our neighbor, the Hawthorne Valley Biodynamic Farm.
Come join us!
The Nature Institute
20 May Hill Road
Ghent, NY 12075
Tel: (518) 672-0116 Fax: (518) 672-4270