EVENING LECTURE AT VILLAGE BUILDING CONVERGENCE 6
The Peacemaker's Path - Naturalist Mentoring for our Communities and Families
Come join renowned naturalist and educator Jon Young for the first in a series of workshops about tracking, naturalist mentoring, and hands-on peacemaking in our community. For thousands of years humans have survived through their connection to the natural world and to each other. Your community, tribe and family were essential in the quest for shelter, water, fire and food. Today's culture can pull us away from these vital circles of support, making both personal and professional sustainability challenging. With the help of the experienced staff of TrackersNW, Jon will lead us in a series of activities in Urban Tracking and Nature Awareness, uncovering the hidden and incredible trails of wildlife in the eclectic streets and alleys of Portland, OR. With these new stories and knowledge of place, we will learn about the principles of Peacemaking and key ways of building community: from systems design, ecology and tribal businesses, to shifting the very core of our family lives for ourselves, the earth, and all the children that will follow us.
When: Friday, May 26 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
230 SE Burnside
Cost: Free (No Advanced Registration)
Inspired by his childhood mentoring by tracker Tom Brown, Jr., Jon Young has passionately researched and put into practice the techniques used by ancestral cultures to mentor their children as naturalists, trackers and valued community members. He has gathered teachings of many native cultures along with the tools of modern field ecology into a powerful medicine bundle of naturalistic approaches that trigger our natural blueprint for learning. Jon founded Wilderness Awareness School in 1983.