POSTPONED: Earth Skills and Decolonizing
POSTPONED TIL SPRING
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11am-3pm, every Thursday til 12/17, except 11/26
This Earth Skills class, for children ages 7+, is like any other in that activities will provide space and guidance for students to develop their personal familiarity, confidence, and relationships with the the flora, fauna, geography and elements of an Earth-based ecosystem. It is unique in that intentionally and explicitly Decolonizing practices will be integrated into every gathering and most activities.
Each class meeting will include:
- contemplative time, whether meditation, nature observation/ “sit-spot”, journaling or creating
- access to the herb garden and its staff, with support in learning some of the plants and harvesting them for tea or shared meal preparation
- plant identification practice and direct interaction with plants including harvest for consumption, crafting, first aid, and other uses, and removal (specifically of invasive species)
- decolonizing education and practices including Land Acknowledgement and history of indigenous cultures, explorations of etymology and cultural variance in languaging and ways of knowing
Click here for full details or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register!