Information: Students participate in a minimum of 135 hours of activity (45 hours per credit).
Wherever possible, the Project NatureConnect program integrates the fundamentals of Natural Attraction Ecology in its philosophy, systems, and procedures. Examples of this are self-organizing classes, sliding scale tuition, personally-tailored advanced coursework, and student involvement in every level of program administration in mutual beneficial interdependent relationships. In this course, students experience, explore, and identify the differences between organizational processes in play in traditional industrial society organizations (processes which separate the “human” from the “natural”), and the way we follow nature’s flow in the Project NatureConnect program.
Students learn experientially through participation in mutually supportive relationships in group classes, in the online community discussions, in self-organizing work groups arising out of the attractions of students, faculty and staff, in the use of consensus building, asking permission, and respecting attractions as valid guides to personal choices.
Students volunteer to play support roles and offer services that tap their skills, talents and inclinations. Read more about volunteer support roles. A student may offer any service they believe would help the organization by contacting the Executive Director (Dr. Cohen). Students help build web pages, manage the online community, edit text, write advanced curriculum, offer ideas for research and development, orient and guide less experienced students, and help to refine and increase the extent to which the program functions as a natural community.
Students also learn how to make connections with others, nurture appreciation and excitement for reconnecting with nature, and invite others to learn the process, through engagement in public education and networking.