Feet On The Earth’s mission is to support children and adults to develop deeper relationships with nature, self, community, and the sacred through long-term nature connection mentoring and community-based wilderness rites of passage.
Our vision is to help raise young people who are ready to meet life’s challenges and be of service in the world: youth who have a positive sense of themselves; who know what their gifts are; feel deeply connected with nature; have strong community support; and are full of resilience and vitality.
Lorene is the Founder and Director of Feet on the Earth Programs. She has more than 25 years experience as a wilderness guide, outdoor educator, nature-based mentor, naturalist, and herbalist in the Wise Woman Tradition. Lorene holds a Bachelors Degree in Wilderness Leadership and Natural History Education, a Masters in Education and is certified as a Wilderness First Responder.
Lorene has extensive experience designing and leading a wide range of nature-based programs, including rites of passage for youth. She is a dynamic teacher, passionate speaker, and national lecturer and workshop leader on girls coming of age ceremonies and rites of passage.
Lorene recently completed a memoir and is currently working on her next book: Her Feet on the Earth, Her Place in the Circle: Creating Nature-Based Rites of Passage for Girls and Women, which guides parents and community members in how to create powerful coming of age ceremonies for girls and adulthood initiations for women.