Thriving Roots values holistic learning and draws from the 8Shields Model that honors natural cycles and ancient mentoring practices, while respecting nature as our primary teacher. Our small class sizes and one-on-one mentoring allow students to excel in each area of our curriculum, bringing forth a natural passion and curiosity for learning, building community, and connecting more deeply with nature.
We offer an opportunity for youth and adults alike to explore and deepen their relationship to the natural world while creating a holistic learning environment through storytelling, music, adventure, games, and wilderness skills. By drawing from the teachings of nature and participants’ innate curiosity, instructors and students embark on a collective learning journey. Through this process participants develop a sense of belonging and stewardship for the environment, become mentors and leaders among their peers and in their communities, and grow into their fullest selves. Some of the nature-based activities that participants may learn are outlined below, including games and activities that cultivate a deeper understanding, relationship, and respect for the natural world, each other and themselves.
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