Project NatureConnect, once known as Trailside Education, is America’s FIRST Ecology Expedition School. The Trailside Educational program immersed individuals in year-round experiential learning in Nature making wild places and ingenious cultures throughout the United States an enormous classroom in Wild America.
Project NatureConnect Inc. (PNC) is now a 501(c)(3), non-profit. Project NatureConnect offers worldwide online distance learning courses in Applied Ecopsychology, Climate Therapy, Eco-Art Therapy, and interrelated fields. Currently, PNC offers certificates of completion with United States Accreditation for CEU/Credits for professional Development. In addition, training can be transferred to an affiliate university for a master’s or Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree.
Applied Ecopsychology can be integrated in infinite ways. One objective of Project NatureConnect is to consistently contribute research and information to society about its relationship with the life of Planet Earth. Individuals participate in meaningful nature connecting encounters that create transformation for all life, including ours. In contrast to other training, Individuals completing training with PNC complete field studies by completing hundreds of exercises intended to help us reconnect to our inward nature and the natural world we live in. PNC’s models are in-depth and not as basic as: “take a walk in the park, and you will feel better.” In addition, we are taught only 5 senses and the remaining senses are neglected or completely disregarded. PNC advances and utilizes its nature connecting exercises to breathe life back into our inborn 54 sensory knowing.
Project NatureConnect gives every interested individual an approach to breaking the pattern of destruction caused by modern culture. To this end, Project NatureConnect empowers individuals to add to their entire being; the magnificence, balance, and restorative powers of the natural systems thinking framework. This is accomplished by using our 54 senses and a diversity of scientifically validated approaches with established outcomes that reconnect us to our authentic selves and the natural world.