We will use the same Zoom link for all calls.


Meeting ID: 275 036 1510

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        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 275 036 1510

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdVPmzRHXE

All of the calls will follow the same 60 minute format:

1. Check-in and tech issues/norms:

* Participants are welcome to join late or leave early as needed to fit their schedule. We welcome all efforts to connect with community.

* We may experience internet connectivity issues. If so, please just hang in there, internet usually resolves itself. Should the call get disconnected, stay on the line and the host will simply call back in.

* People have different capacities with Zoom as well as varying internet capability. We will practice patience and radical inclusivity with all participants.

* Please limit use of “chat” function. This function tends to distract the facilitator, and we want to hear from everyone – if you want to share, please share with the group!

* Please raise hand to speak. We will use the “move forward, move back” paradigm. This means if you’re someone who tends to not speak a lot, please move up into a role of speaking more. If you tend to speak a lot, please move up into a role of listening more.

* If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please type your name and email into chat directed to Cedarsong Way.

* These conversations are meant to be collective “hive mind” offerings to build community connections. They are not classes or lessons. Please speak from your own direct experience and wear your hat of community member rather than teacher.

* Please be aware of the number of people on the call and the 60 minutes we have scheduled and gauge your responses and input accordingly.

2. Brief introductions simply to include your name, where you are calling from – please let us know the indigenous land you are on. If you don’t yet know it, that’s no problem, now is a great time for you to look into for next time! –  the pronouns you use, (let’s not use the term “preferred”) and this simple prompt question to be answered in 1 – 3 words: “What aspect of the natural world is most present for you today – perhaps a bush in front of your house, a tea you are drinking, a new bird at your feeder….”

3. Conversation host frames conversation

4. Community responds – Think of the conversation like a “picnic” in the grass; it’s a flowing conversation with the intention to connect and build community around common interest.

5. Closing

We are thrilled to offer this series of 60 minute community conversations based on The Cedarsong Way. They are free and open to anyone who would like to join in.

These conversations will be every Tuesday afternoon/evening at 4:30 pm Pacific Time, 6:30 pm Central Time, 7:30 Eastern time.

If you are unsure of your time zone, check the conversion here. You can use 6:30 pm Puerto Vallarta time for the conversion from your own city.



Other possible up-coming topics: 

 Place based education

 Getting the kids into play (morning drop off routine etc)

Social and Emotional Development, Self-Regulation

Literacy and math in the outdoors

The Future of Outdoor Education

Racism, sexism, and income inequality

Inclusive language, compassion scaffolding and challenging behaviors.

The business of a Forest Kindergarten: liability, location choices

Parent/nature program contracts

Building forts and hideouts, water play, fire play, using tools, risky play

Cultural appropriation and racial inclusion/decolonization

 Art and Nature

Nature Journaling, or specific curriculum practices that we can implement in our program

Approaches to classroom management and discipline in the forest school setting.

Whiteness and the outdoors 

 Wild Edibles 

Medicine in Nature 

Full Weather Immersion 

Ways to Integrate water in play  

 Value/power of play

Unstructured free time in nature – what it means, how to foster

Natural teachers