Spring was a busy time! We ran more than a dozen programs and have included some highlights below!
Webinar: Are You Seeking Rest and Renewal? Restore Your Spirit in Nature
The Center’s first webinar was a great success! We had 30 registrants, 15 live participants who readily engaged with the theme. In the words of one participant "When I heard you were going to mount a webinar for the Center for Spirituality in Nature, I was skeptical it would work in that medium. I was wrong. I was on the webinar today and not only was the content and production excellent, but the medium worked...Participants were able to send in responses to questions posed -- and Beth shared them -- so there was opportunity both to participate and to hear from others who were participating from various places around the country!" We are exploring more webinars in the future. Please Save the Date for our Fall Webinar: XXXXXX.
IPL National Conference
Beth attended this national conference of environmental activists and offered a workshop entitled Renewal and Resistance - Spiritual Practice in Nature. This was a highly successful event guiding 55 eager activists through a process of understanding the importance of, and experiencing first hand, the possibilities of spirituality in nature. The group came into an experience of the benefits of this work for their own health as well as that of their constituents, and took the opportunity to build empathy and deepen their connection to the natural world, with fellow human beings, and with the spirit. We received many enthusiastic and supportive comments following this event!
Walk with Soujourner's Interns
The Center had the unique opportunity to work with a group of bright and enthusiastic young people in urban nature. This lovely group walked across the street from their urban office to experience nature right there in the city. It was a fruitful and interesting discussion and experience for all!