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Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation. — Charles Cook, founder and director of Wild Earth Adventures

This session introduces the importance of partnerships in the web of life. A story about partnership between sea anemones and clown fish demonstrates that helping one another is an aspect of interdependence. Children experience the benefits of partnership by working together cooperatively. Participants are introduced to leadership roles they will take on over the course of the program.

The Faith in Action activity invites participants to learn more about one of nature's partnerships and ways they can take action to support it.


This session will:

  • Introduce partnership as an important aspect of the interdependent web of life
  • Demonstrate the complexity of relationships in the natural world
  • Build trust and cooperation in the group
  • Empower participants as leaders in the group
  • Reinforce the seventh Unitarian Universalist Principle, "respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Perform leadership tasks
  • Learn about and identify unusual animal partnerships
  • Identify partnerships in their own lives
  • Work cooperatively.

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