Tuesday, June 29, 2010

HOMESCHOOLERS...SAUNTERING AND PLANTING AS ECO-STEWARDSHIP

Walking the urban wilderness in body and spirit. Homeschoolers learn about true Sauntering - focusing and paying attention to connect with life forms, the waterscapes and landscapes of the Credit River Flood Plain.

Sauntering is a term Tutored by Nature borrows from Henry David Thoreau. The idea teaches young people (and their teachers) how to go into Nature. Thoreau reminds us of an important thought that helped him to focus when on his daily saunters "What business have I in the woods if I am thinking of something out of the woods." (Walking, essay published 1862, p.5). This attitude worked well for the Homeschoolers. It became more fun, when they walked blindfolded - trusting their partners with their safety. Here these 24 young naturalists prepare 'sensually' for their first saunter where Fletcher's Creek empties into the Credit River.

1 comment:

  1. Samantha FischerJuly 19, 2010 at 1:23 AM

    What a fantastic experience!
    I was so glad I got to be a part of it for the day I was there. The kids seemed to have a great time.

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