I can’t believe it’s already been 11 days! On March 22nd, I got up way before the Sun to hit the road for the Santa Cruz Mountains and Camp Loma Mar! So excited! My pal, singer/songwriter Steve Van Zant* from the Banana Slug String Band, invited me to teach This Little Blue Marble…Stories for a Healthy Planet, an environmental storytelling workshop, for 50 outdoor education specialists, each one committed to spread the gospel of stewardship for our beautiful home, Earth. TO LEARN DETAILS OF THIS WORKSHOP, CLICK ON THIS LINK!
These very talented and dedicated educators came from points all through the Santa Cruz Mountains to hone their skills and get tips on how to bring their storytelling to life!
For two hours I tried to fill them up with information, inspiration and fun (P.S. This is really a 3-hour workshop!)
*Steve V-Z is also the Director of Outdoor Education for San Mateo, CA. Lucky folks!
Here are some of their comments:
Impressive organization and presentation!
Fabulous, learned a lot. All activities were meaningful & relatable to the field of outdoor ed.
Wonderful! I loved the active involvement and easy-to-apply approach. Thank you for a fun, useful experience.
Thanks so much! Loved the practice exercises and hearing YOU tell!
Really enjoyed the rapid learning story activity.
Very inspirational and the most enjoyable workshop in a while. Hope to see you again!
Very good transitions throughout the program.
Appreciated the non-threatening style of story sharing one-on-one in small groups versus in front of the whole crowd.
Loved the found items in a jar activity.
Glorious! I loved the “rip off the band-aid and TELL the stories” approach. I want the 3-hour version!
And there was this bonus…