Our Evening with Daniel Sperry

 

 Pure Magic!

 

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Run Wild! this Saturday, July 26th, 10am-2pm

 

 

We at TreeSong are wildly excited about this event!   Dress up as a wild thing and join us for a day of running, walking, soaring through beautiful N. Bonneville park in the gorge.  There will be fun and educational nature-based activities at stations along the approx. 1/2 mile path.  There will also be live-music, engaging games, art activities, and so much more…A glorious day of nature fun for all ages!!!

Don’t miss it!

$10/adult, $5/child or $25/family (all proceeds to support TreeSong’s mission of nature connection and education)

Bring a  lunch, if you like, and enjoy a picnic under the trees.

Registration begins at 9:30am, and the last journey around the park begins at 1:00pm.  To pre-register (which is recommended) call Michelle at 360-619-2207 or email us at treesongnatureawareness@gmail.com.  For online registration, click here.

Run Wild! will be held at the N. Bonneville City Park, and encompasses the Bigfoot Discovery Trail.  Click here to meet the Bigfeet and get directions to N. Bonneville.  (While heading East on Hwy. 14, watch for signs for N. Bonneville, take the first right after driving under the railroad overpass.  It’s at about mile post 39)

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An Evening with Daniel Sperry, cellist, poet, evocateur

Saturday, July 19th, 7pm
preceded by potluck at 6pm

 

Daniel Sperry

Daniel Sperry is a cellist, composer, and spoken word artist who has traveled the country offering a highly original program of luscious music and awe-inspiring poetry, woven together into a tapestry of experience that moves and touches his audiences. He will be sharing some of the pieces he calls “musical portraits”, as well as poetry from Rumi, Kabir, William Stafford, Naomi Shihab Nye and others. This evening will be unlike anything you have experienced before!

$20/person

Call Michelle at 360-619-2207 or email us at treesongnatureawareness@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

For more about Daniel, go to www.cellomansings.com

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Tracking Classes with L.J. Hunter

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Tracking for Personal Safety    

Sunday, July 13th, 10am-4pm

Enhance your hiking and wilderness skills in a one-day workshop, which will leave you safer, more observant and confident whether you hike with a group or alone.   Hands on skills include being able to see tracks of humans and animals in Northwest forest duff, assessing a trailhead and your personal security, interfacing with large animals of all kinds, using effective defense methods and seeing more wildlife.  Fieldwork will be physically easy and mentally challenging.

If you have already taken the first class you will benefit from this class because seeing sign in the step-by-step exercise changes as the seasons change.  Added to this class will be more work on animal sign, animal field guides and other  tools that help answer natural history questions.  Your hikes can be enriched by the discovery of what animals have been there, how long ago, and what they were doing.  The class will be designed to give the ongoing student more work in preparation for the August class.

Tracking for Practical Applications/Tracking Animals 

Sunday, Aug. 3

Having taken one or both of Linda’s previous classes will ready students to participate in trailing work and an open book evaluation class in animal tracking.  These two exercises are both a lot of fun.  Normally tracking schools don’t get to these exercises for years because they take considerable skill.  We will make a start in that direction by doing easier, safer versions of them.  If new students want to join us, they will be assigned to  advanced students who will mentor them through the exercises.

Class will meet at between 9:00 and 9:30 in Carson, Washington at the gas station and convenience store on the left as you leave town heading north. We will caravan to the tracking site, with a goal to start class at 10:00 AM
Students should be prepared for off trail walking in tall grass and weeds with shoes and long pants.
Recommended items:
A small notebook and pen or pencil
Something to sit on on the ground.
Water, lunch and snacks
Sunscreen, hats and bug repellent if desired
An animal tracking field guide (you can check one out of the library, or if you want to buy one email me for recommendations)
Camera optional
A small daypack and a walking stick are good ideas.
The area we will be working in is between 1200 and 2000 feet so the weather there could be different and changeable. Prepare accordingly.
Email 4linda@gorge.net if you have questions.

Cost:  $50 per class (Discounted rate of $90 for both classes)

 (Kids under 19 must be accompanied by a parent,  under 12 will be considered on a case by case basis.)

To Register:  Call Michelle, 360-619-2207, or email us at:  treesongnatureawareness@gmail.com

LindaInstructor L. J. Hunter is the author of “Lonesome for Bears” Lyons Press 2008, a co-founder of the International Society of Professional Trackers and is certified by CyberTracker Conservation in Track and Sign, as well as by Universal Tracking Services in human tracking. Further experiences include man tracking for Search and Rescue interspersed with natural history studies and a former brown bear viewing guide in an outback Alaskan Lodge.

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Happy Birthday, TreeSong!

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Today,  June 21st, we celebrate one year of community-building, connection, learning and inspiration! A year that included Nature Education for kids (summer camps and two monthly, year-long TreeSong Circle Keepers groups); family events, such as Earthsinger concerts and a Storytelling event; Naturalist programs (native plant and tracking classes); writing, yoga and Soul Collage workshops; several cooking classes; concerts; a meditation and chanting night; family overnights; and countless other magical moments shared during informal gatherings (land-tending parties, etc.). Wow! We are off to an awe-inspiring beginning… And invite you to walk with us into a strong second year. Here’s an opportunity to do just that!

HOW YOU CAN CELEBRATE WITH US AND SUPPORT NATURE CONNECTION:

To celebrate TreeSong’s first birthday, each member of the Board has committed to setting up a monthly donation, helping to provide ongoing, steady support that is instrumental in sustaining a solid foundation. We would like to invite you to join us in this pledge. Our goal is to have at least 41 (that’s TreeSong’s address!) people sign up to make monthly donations by June 21st. Even what might seem like a small amount per month will be a glorious gift!

EACH MONTHLY PLEDGE WILL ENTER YOU TO WIN EITHER ONE TICKET TO SEE DANIEL SPERRY ON JULY 19th OR ONE FAMILY ADMISSION TO OUR JULY 26th RUN WILD EVENT!

Here’s what you do:

1. Click this link:
http://treesongnatureawareness.org/support-treesong/
which will take you to our website’s Support TreeSong page.

2. There you will find a gold DONATE button which will take you to our secure PayPal page.

3. Enter a donation amount and click the “Make This Recurring (Monthly)” box and you are set! (FYI: There doesn’t seem to be a Recurring/Monthly box to check when using a smartphone, best to use a desktop or laptop computer.)

Thank you so!

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Run Wild! Family Fun Run

Sat., July 26th, 10am-2pm

 

We at TreeSong are wildly excited about this event!   Dress up as a wild thing and join us for a day of running, walking, galloping through beautiful N. Bonneville park in the gorge.  There will be fun and educational nature-based activities at stations along the path.  There will also be live-music, art activities, lively games, and so much more…A glorious day of nature fun for all ages!!!

Don’t miss it!

$10/adult, $5/child or $25/family (all proceeds go to support TreeSong’s mission of nature connection and education)

Check-in/registration begins at 9:30am, and the last journey around the park begins at 1:00pm.

Pre-registration is suggested.  Click here for online registration, or email us at treesongnatureawareness@gmail.com

Run Wild! will be held at the N. Bonneville City Park, and encompasses the Bigfoot Discovery Trail.  Click here to meet the Bigfeet and get directions to N. Bonneville.

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Touch the Earth: Nature Connection and Clay Creation to be rescheduled

 

touch the earth

We’ll let you know the new date soon!

Join TreeSong’s Michelle Baumann and Earth, Glaze and Fire’s Danielle Ireland for an inspiring afternoon of  nature connection and joyful creation with clay.

Michelle will guide participants in slowing down and connecting with the serenity and beauty of TreeSong. Experiences designed to awaken the senses as well as promote nature awareness and appreciation will be offered. Danielle will be sharing the magic of hand-building with low-fire white cast clay, which is free of toxic materials and produced locally in Portland, OR. Our time together will include the basic techniques of hand-building and the creation of clay birds that we will build from raw clay.   She will also show us how we can use items found in nature to create beautiful pieces.  Those who prefer to explore their own imaginations will be invited to enjoy making their own free-choice creations. Once your projects have been bisque fired at our Vancouver studio, you will be invited to visit Earth, Glaze and Fire to personalize them with our selection of over 130 glazes.

$35/person (includes cost of supplies)

To Register:  Call Michelle, 360-619-2207, or email us at:  treesongnatureawareness@gmail.com

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TreeSong Native Plant Walk

Sat., May 31st, 10am-12pm

 

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Come and join Sally Jones of Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge as  she introduces us to the amazing variety of beautiful native plants that grow in the lush forest at TreeSong.  She will share the common and scientific names of a variety of plants as well as give uses for some and other fun facts.  Delving into the world of native plants is truly  a delightful and edifying experience!

Cost:  $20

 To Register:  Call Michelle, 360-619-2207, or email us at:  treesongnatureawareness@gmail.com

Sally Jones has been interested in plants as long as she can remember.  She is retired from the fields of Medical Technology and Fisheries Biology.  She is now on the Oregon Mycological Society Toxicology Committee, specializing in plant and fungi taxonomy.  She is also involved in Habitat Restoration at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  She thinks the Northwest is amazing and wishes to encourage others to appreciate Northwest native plants.

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Tracking for Personal Safety with L.J. Hunter

 Sunday, May 18th, 10am-4pm

 

Enhance your hiking and wilderness skills in a one-day workshop, which will leave you safer, more observant and confident whether you hike with a group or alone.   Hands on skills include being able to see tracks of humans and animals in Northwest forest duff, assessing a trailhead and your personal security, interfacing with large animals of all kinds, using effective defense methods and seeing more wildlife.  Fieldwork will be physically easy and mentally challenging.

Bring a lunch and be prepared for the weather. Long pants and shoes are required as we will be off trail for part of the day. Sunscreen, hats, bug protection, hiking sticks and a pack with water and snacks is recommended.

Cost:  $50

 (Kids under 19 must be accompanied by a parent,  under 12 will be considered on a case by case basis.)

To Register:  Call Michelle, 360-619-2207, or email us at:  treesongnatureawareness@gmail.com

LindaInstructor L. J. Hunter is the author of “Lonesome for Bears” Lyons Press 2008, a co-founder of the International Society of Professional Trackers and is certified by CyberTracker Conservation in Track and Sign, as well as by Universal Tracking Services in human tracking. Further experiences include man tracking for Search and Rescue interspersed with natural history studies and a former brown bear viewing guide in an outback Alaskan Lodge.

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A Magical evening with Master Storyteller Gene Tagaban, “One Crazy Raven”

gene

Sat., May 17th, 4:00pm-6:00pm

You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to experience the magic of Gene Tagaban.  His performances are mesmerizing, entertaining young and old alike with delightful and playful storytelling, while weaving in messages that uplift and touch the soul.  Gene, also known as”One Crazy Raven”,  is a teller of stories that teach, entertain and heal.  Through oratory, song, dance, movement and transformation, he tells stories to audiences of all ages nationally and internationally. Gene shares traditional Native American stories as well as stories from his personal experience, family and historical events.

We hope you can join us for this truly special event!

$10/adult, $5/child

Be sure and register soon as seating is limited.  Call Michelle at 360-619-2207 or email us at treesongnatureawareness@gmail.com.

 

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