‘An immersive exploration of the Nature all around us, the human nature within us, and their interdependency’
Do you like being in Nature? Does Nature inspire your imagination? Do you want to say something about the state of the earth? If so then this is the course for you!
We will be exploring, connecting, responding and immersing ourselves in Nature from the roaring sea to the silent woods, from the stone-clad beach to the rolling hills, with expert help from Kilve instructors and Environmental specialists.
Creativity, debate and action will form the three major elements of the course whether it’s telling stories of ancient wisdom around the fire to better our understand of today; making a show inspired by our own Ecological remedies and concerns; finding a secret place under a tree and finding the words that express your feelings and observations; riding a mountain bike around Kilve; watching trees paint pictures or listening to moon-owls in the woods.
Being in Nature makes us feel better by contributing to our physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate and muscle tension. So how are we going to give our thanks and celebrate Mother Nature? Come on the course and be a co-creator.
“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” – Native American proverb
“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves” – Mahatma Gandhi
“If you truly love nature you will find beauty everywhere” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
Michael Loader’s courses are child-centred, active, fun and engaging, with an emphasis on learning through creative activities. This course offers a variety of ways into the subject, including reading and writing, the practical and theoretical, discussion and questioning, individual and group tasks, being inside and out, using the powers of the imagination as well as the skills of your body and mind.