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4 Elements Earth Education


Hello and Greetings from 4EEE and Fox Walkers,

4EEE ran two spring break programs creating deep connections for families and children to experience the natural world. Thanks to all the families that traveled to Arizona and shared in the presence of the sacred mountains at Apache Springs Ranch. We also thank the Ranch owner Frank and TJ, and Pam Contag for her cooking and our collaborating organizations; The Path with Grandmother Flordemayo and Sacred Wind Earth Teachings with Juan and Melinda Villarreal.
At the Burton Homestead Scot Woodland lead the Fox Walkers Spring Break in an epic week of skills and fun with “Earthbound Skills” Instructors Matthew and Jania, as well as the Fox Walker Crew of; Jennifer Cantrell, Grayson Coney and Starlight.

4EEE also Thanks Linda Lane-Bortell of the Christ Presbyterian Church for supporting our 8th year of Nature Camp with youth from Marin County.

Adult Classes:

Over the years we had requests of adults asking for programs and we have two courses starting this spring.
Native American Approach to Land Management with Grayson Coney and Rick Berry, starting April 25th, 2015.
This is the first time we have offered a course like this at the Burton Homestead / Pata Panaka Village site. Grayson Coney, Cultural Director with the Tsi-Akim Maidu has years of experience in direct land stewardship. Burton Homestead is an excellent example of how we can heal land that has been logged, mined, and over grazed by domestic livestock. Come join us in this doctoring of the land and bring back a balanced relationship of humans living with the land.

Earth Skills Field Series is a collaboration with HAALo herbalists and 4EEE. Starting May 30, 2015.
This series is a mixture of wilderness survival skills and herbal wild-crafting skills. Learn to make a shelter and create pest and bug remedies, learn to make friction fire and burn salves, learn to make baskets and collect wild medicinal herbs, learn how to create a clay vessel and herbal honey mixtures, and learn about nature awareness and plant spirit communication.

Summer Youth and Family Programs:

Fox Walker Summer Day Programs with the 4EEE Staff starting June 29 running 4 different weeks throughout the summer at Burton Homestead. Youth ages 4-15 are engaged in wilderness earth skills. For working Parents we now offer after program activities from 3:30 to 5pm and have a limited amount of partial scholarships to offer.

Youth and Teen Wilderness Experience, June 14-18, is an 5 day 4 night wilderness skills immersion at our new site on the Little Truckee River at the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Truckee CA. For Youth and Teens ages 10 to 17.

Family Wilderness Experience and Family Wilderness Skills; July 12-17 and July 19-25, 2015.
Join us as a family for a unique experience learning wilderness skills while enjoying time in nature with your family. Program includes 3 meals a day and time to slow down and immerse yourself into natures rhythm. There are both parent / adult workshops and youth activities as well as time as whole group activities.

Thanks All form Rick and The 4EEE Crew

Native American Approach
to Land Management;

April 25, Aug 1, Oct 3 and Jan 16th.


Earth Skills Field Series
May 30, June 13, July 11, Aug 22, and Sept 12.

As 4EEE Grows we offer more and more partial scholarships allowing students to attend our programs. Please spread the word for anyone wanting to donate to our organization to add to our scholarship fund to continue to allow lower income families to send their children to our programs. Click here to donate.

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