On Oct. 27th, I will be sitting in nature for 4 hours
I am doing this to raise money for the p.i.n.e. project's Best Day Ever bursary fund which covers the cost of nature-connection programs for participants who need financial assistance.
My love for nature deepened dramatically when I got involved with the p.i.n.e. project as a teenager. I have had the privilege as both a camper and a mentor. I see the significance of their programs in the city connecting kids to naturalist knowledge and storytelling. Learning peacemaking, resiliency, and creativity in a supportive community; play, exploration, and making mistakes.
These are some soft and hard skills our ancestors learned and used to survive that we take for granted today. I now trust myself and the world around me through intuition and vulnerability. This personal growth and connection to community and the land we live and breathe on should be available to any child.