June 6, 2020

“Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation. (pg.99, "The Body and the Earth")” 

― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Ag...

May 27, 2020

Deepen the relaxation response with Medicine Flutes and Quartz Singing Bowl

Sound Attunements: 

Contact Laurie to discuss outdoor (social distancing) sound session options.

 Flute music and quartz singing bowl resonances creates a stimulating binaural...

February 23, 2020

Quality Service Learning in the Outdoor Classroom

Quality service-learning experiences are valuable for students and educators, as well as for community partners who are directly participating in their local service project. Quality service learning in schools motivates...

February 13, 2020

The 2020 February Snow Moon brought forth hip deep snow for our little nature enthusiasts to explore, climb, build, dig, ski, toboggan, snowshoe and gather by the fireside for snacks and vitamin C tea freshly foraged in our own back yard...

 The February Super Snow Moon...

February 3, 2020

We began the day exercising our core routine- a Morning Gratitude Circle around the fire- while enjoying sub-zero temps. We then set off down the trail on an expedition knee deep in snow... the children were mindful when giving thanks for the Eastern White Pine's (Pinu...

January 2, 2020

2020 PA Forest Day Winter Programs and March Break Nature Connection Program:

Wandering down the trail to identify forest medicine, animal habitats, walking through the wetlands, solo-sit-spots, group-sit-spots, collaborative sensory awareness activities and fireside co...

December 10, 2019

As a circle facilitator, holding space in a bereavement circle to accompany individuals experiencing the grieving process is an honor. I am enlightened through the sharing of stories as it assists me in gaining insight to my personal bereavement process.  Growth and he...

December 7, 2019

Laurie Lynn Clark- Outdoor Classrooms/ Nature Immersion as a Restorative Practice

 (Photo: Children (4-7 year olds) walk hand in hand to 'Greet a Tree' - PA FOREST DAY program in the Lanark Highlands)

I initiated my work in alternative nature immersion programming and re...

December 2, 2019

We began the day with a fireside gratitude circle and ignited curiosity with authentic questions about the wintering birds. Where do the wintering birds find their food? What do they eat? Little people's eyes scoured the landscape and offered guesses of sunflowers stil...

November 18, 2019

Lanark County Community Justice's BE STRONG Program partners

with UCDSB's Rural Elementary School's Outdoor Classroom Design process.

A Restorative Circle Garden as an Outdoor Classroom

on Maple Grove Elementary School Playground

Garden Classrooms and Restorative Practices...

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Sound Attunement Workshop

June 6, 2020

Medicine flute and singing bowl sound sessions

May 27, 2020

Quality Service Learning in the Outdoor Classroom

February 23, 2020

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Restorative Practices 

We are committed to moving forward in the spirit of respect with all First Nation, Métis and Inuit people.

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