Earthschooling365 has expanded to include other nature reserves and walks.
50% of the profits from this project are donated to preserve wildlife habitats. The other 50% of the profits are used to keep this project going. Thank you for your support!
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I believe that wildlife can only thrive in a world where we retain a sense of wonder and closeness with the natural world around us and pass this relationship to our children, friends, and family. My goal is to inspire others to deepen their relationship with nature and the natural world through Earthschooling, Wildlife Education, Photography Class, participation in the Earthschooling365 project (see below) and gifting their home with wildlife prints that have a story and a direct relationship with the viewer. These unique prints are not just “snapshots” – they represent the special relationship the photographer has with the subject through hours of observation and relationship-building. Each print is a unique experience. As you look at the print you will connect with both the wildlife and the photographer for a unique viewing experience. These prints are ideal for a child’s play area, a child’s room, a classroom, an office, or even a living area or kitchen – anywhere you want to add a little magic and wonder.
The original Earthschooling365 Project
Join photographer, wildlife anthropologist, naturopath, and teacher, Kristie Burns of www.TheBEarthInstitute.com, as she shares #Earthschooling365 (365 days of Nature Walks) from a two mile section of a bike trail in Des Moines, Iowa. All photos were taken in the Urbandale and Windsor Heights area to illustrate the great diversity you can find in small areas – like your own urban backyard.
This project was started in February 2014 and has grown extensively since then. It was originally started as a personal daily nature walk but soon grew into a project meant to inspire everyone to be aware of and explore the urban wildlife and local culture in their own backyards. Kristie has been adding poems, photography lessons and meditations to her photos since March 2016. You can see these additions to the project by following the blog at www.BEarthBlog.com.
Kristie is available to present programs at local libraries, schools and organizations to encourage participation in this project and has exhibits planned for 2016. She has also been active in helping to preserve the natural habitat on the bike trail.
For more information on this project or to book an exhibit or class contact Kristie at: CustomerService@TheBEarthInstitute.com
Earthschooling curriculum, including nature walk inspirations is available HERE.
Join Us Online for Free!
The #earthschooling365 online series will take you through an entire year of our nature walks. Along the way I will be sharing my favorite photo of the day, an inner work meditation for the day, photography assignment/tip for the day, a nature walk theme for the day and a short verse for circle time (children) or meditation (teens/adults). We invite you to “walk along with us” this year, take some time to use the inner work meditation, be inspired by the nature walk theme of the day and perhaps even start a photo series of your own.
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Watch Our Videos
Watch our nature walk videos HERE.
See Our First Posts
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