For the Love of Place: Cultivating the Sense of Wonder in our Children

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 4:30pm

This course has already started, but you can still sign up! You will receive a recording of the first class through Canvas. Registration closes June 1st at 4 PM ET.

 Wednesdays, May 25 - June 29 3pm - 4:30pm ET

Leader: Anne Marie McCollum

"And it is by the place we’ve got, and our love for it and our keeping of it, that this world is joined to Heaven.” - Wendell Berry

Most agree that hours spent in the outdoors is good for children. Yet how many of us feel intimidated, unqualified, or just plain uninterested when faced with these outings? Often we ourselves have lost our own sense of wonder and ability to attend to the natural world, so how can we cultivate it in our children and students?

This six week course seeks to provide parents and teachers with an understanding of the importance of natural history and nature studies as a foundational element in preparing students for a classical education. This course will also equip you with simple, practical tools and skills to guide children in attending deeply and developing, growing, and maintaining the "sixth sense of wonder."

You may find your own sense of wonder being expanded in the process!


Class Dates:

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm ET

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm ET

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm ET

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm ET

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm ET

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm ET

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