Based in practices of nature connection, our immersion programs invite youth to build deeper and resilient relationships with themselves, others, and the natural communities around them. Throughout the program, youth and mentors will meet monthly to immerse ourselves in the natural communities of the Petaluma River Watershed, engage in age-appropriate practices aimed toward greater awareness of and connection to this place and to ourselves in it. These practices will include animal tracking, wild-crafting, earth-based skills, hiking, swimming, paddling, learning to work with wild edible and medicinal plants, and more. 

We offer options for some ages, please contact us if you are unsure which cohort to sign your child up for.

2nd weekend of each Month

October-May

9am-3pm

 

Locations: 

Open Field Farm 

2245 Springhill Rd. Petaluma, CA 94952

 

Petaluma Marsh

745 Baywood Dr, Petaluma, CA 94954

 

Pricing

$560.00/8 months*

Scholarships Available – Apply Here

*Option to pay in 3 installments of $188 during registration

 

Saturday Cohorts 2022/23

October 8th, November 12th, December 10th, January 14th, February 11th, March 11th, April 8th, May 13th

 

Fox Kits (ages 6-9) – Register Here

Through play, imagination and exploration, Fox Kits seeks to strengthen nature connection and support youth in feeling comfortable out in nature.

 

Badger Tracks (ages 9-13) – Register Here

In a time of transition into adolescence, Badger Tracks supports (self identified) young males in deepening connections to the Earth, their skills, capabilities and inherent sense of awe and wonder.

 

Elderberry Blossoms (ages 9-13) – Register Here

In a time of transition into adolescence, Elderberry Blossoms supports (self identified) young females in deepening connections to the Earth, their skills, capabilities and inherent sense of awe and wonder.

 

Sunday Cohorts 2022/23

October 9th, November 13th, December 11th, January 15th (3rd Sunday), February 12th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th

 

Grass Hoppers (ages 5-7) – Register Here

Grass Hoppers is our youngest cohort, seeking to support youth ages 5-7 in feeling comfortable in nature while growing their nature connection through song, story, and imaginative play.

 

Meadowlarks (ages 7-9) – Register Here

Through play, imagination and exploration, Meadowlarks seeks to strengthen nature connection and support youth in feeling comfortable out in nature.

 

Dragonflies (ages 9-13) – Register Here

In a time of transition into adolescence, Dragonflies support youth ages 9-13 in deepening connections to the Earth, their skills, capabilities and inherent sense of awe and wonder.

 

Coming Soon…

Golden Eagles (ages 13-16)

Beginning in early 2023 Interested? Let us know Here

 

Nature Immersion Contact:

Shelly Spriggs, Environmental Education Coordinator

shelly@friendsofthepetalumariver.org

(707) 479-3999