To spark a sense of wonder, Rachel Carson said, every child needs an adult "who can share it, rediscovering with him [or her] the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." To this end, knowing facts about nature matters less than feeling a sense of beauty, admiration, excitement, and love, which can prompt a wish for knowledge later on and create an enduring legacy of meaning. Exploring nature, Carson reminds us, means being receptive to the surrounding world - "learning to use your eyes, ears, nostrils, and finger tips, opening up the disused channels of sensory impression."
Join us for a gentle walk on sanctuary trails, engaging in mindful and sensory activities that are calming and fun for grownups and children alike. We will end the walk by gathering in the Nature Center to share sweet tea made from ingredients harvested from the forest.
- For kids aged 4-18
- Please Register