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Check out the experiences our customers have had with us, and how it has affected them not only during the event, but also after they return home!  This is not an accident because our expeditions, courses, and other programs are intentionally designed to impart knowledge and skills that can benefit people for a lifetime, helping them re-establish their connection to nature no matter where home is.  

In California in 2016 I met with Lee Burton and other Bird Language Leaders instructors for training in an exercise they call a ‘bird sit’ that is used with adults and kids to enhance nature connection. To be honest, as a professional Avian Ecologist I thought (before we began) that the exercise would be a ‘fun little birding gig’ that would not teach me anything new.  Well, three hours later I was deeply humbled by what I had experienced and learned...I saw bird behavior in a whole new way!

 

I learned things that I never could have known using my usual approaches to bird-watching. Non-birdwatchers who were in my ‘sit’ taught me things they had learned during the exercise that I never would have expected they could learn so fast.  At that point I realized how fundamentally simple and brilliant this work is – a must-experience for professional and amateur nature enthusiasts seeking to be closer to nature and to birds and who wish to teach that connection to others. I can personally guarantee your nature experiences and skill set will be enriched beyond expectations.

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- Dr. Kathryn Sieving 

   Professor of Avian Ecology,

University of Florida

What I learned can help me blend relaxation, mindfulness, and renewal within my work milieu and have a better outcome moment to moment.

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- Brian Stokes,

undergraduate student, University of Florida

In the screen obsessed world of our modern age, these types of nature programs will be what ultimately saves humanity!

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- Andrea Struik,

Auckland, New Zealand

The Bird Language Course was brilliant! The group experience of bird sitting then mapping was truly fantastic. I really appreciated your view on the holistic interaction that is happening in the environment. I learned so much and am already recognizing more bird language attributes when I sit on my porch or go to the state park. The zone of silence is a great tool! While sitting on a trail recently I noticed songs off in three directions but silence from the fourth. Then the everything got quiet and within a couple minutes two dogs and a few extremely loud humans came around the bend.  It was amazing...brilliant day and well worth it!

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- Vanice Medley,

Austin, Texas

This course gave me a richer connection as a wildlife major to the realm that I am passionate about....It’s an experience that will change the way you view the world outside your front door.

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- Kimberly MaGee,

undergraduate student, University of Florida

All the participants/students liked the training and felt that it was worth the time spent and they learned a lot. In fact the things learned have spurred them into wanting more training like this in the future. The instructors were excellent and really made the subjects come alive. The knowledge and experience they showed made things interesting...you kept nudging and prompting to keep us on track. For that we all thank you.

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- Robert Theimer, 

Texas Master Naturalist

Naturalist Ventures

Austin, Texas, USA

info@naturalistventures.com

+1.512.763.0764

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