Tag: outdoor education

Week four: Organic Artwork

Today, we painted. And not only did we paint, but we made our own paints! Over the last few weeks, we have gathered organic materials, made yucca paint brushes, and talked about the messages that our ancestors have left us on cave walls and…

Week 3: Yucca paint brushes

Today was an energetic day at Hawk Circle! The girls were bursting with excitement, so we played a long game of Raccoon Steals Doughnut. The girls were very sneaky and giggly, which was a difficult combination in this game of stealth. We followed the…

Week 2: Learning the land

Dear Robin Circle Families, Last week was so much fun, I didn’t even get a chance to take photos! We spent most of the day exploring Chautauqua, specifically the McClintock trail where past Robin Circle has spent much of their time. During our wander,…

Week 2: Harvest for primitive paints

Sweet Pea flowers, bark, choke cherries, sumac, rose hips, sunflower petals, juniper berries, black stones, charcoal, yellow dock, and so much more!!   Today at Hawk Circle we began a project that may span a few weeks: learning the craft of making primitive paints!…

Week 1: Becoming Hawks

Welcome back to Feet on the Earth! While our circle’s name has changed, our love for this wonderful group has only grown! After many hugs were exchanged, and fire in the forest was played, we sat down for a heartfelt introduction into Hawk Circle…

Week 1: New faces, new places

Welcome to Robin Circle! It was such a pleasure to meet (or see again) your daughters today. What a wonderfully sweet and energetic group we have this season! Most of today was spent giving a bit of an introduction to Robin Circle as well…

Week 11: Camouflaged

This week’s Robin Circle was a bit on the chilly side, as the forest was soaked with the weekend’s rain. We decided to stay warm by wandering in the forest and playing a perpetual game of Camouflage, or Eagle-Eye. The girls began with Thanksgiving…

Week Ten: A Creative Day With Dona

On this overcast Monday, which we luckily sustained fairly dry, we were visited by Dona Laurita, a wonderful local artist. We wandered over to her outdoor studio and each sat beside a beautiful nest and a blank sheet of paper. Beginning with a meditation,…

Week Seven: Giving Thanks to the Fairies of the Forest

It was a sunny and warm day today at Robin Circle and the girls were excited to be back with us after a week off. We spent the first part of our day learning about the directions and which season is represented by the…

Week Six: Drum Stalk in the Meadow

 The drum stalk is a iconic experience for Feet On The Earth Participants. As an intern during the summer of 2013, I participated in my first drum stalk. Barefoot and blindfolded in the dark woods, to say I was nervous is an understatement! But…