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It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees. — Wangari Maathai, Nobel Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya

Plan a field trip to a nearby natural area or park that has woods or numerous trees and some type of trail through a tree-covered area. Once again, this workshop is a time to slow down and connect deeply with trees and nature. Light rain the day of the workshop doesn't have to mean cancellation; you can wear raincoats and boots and forge ahead. But if the weather seems too wild to be outside, you can choose to reschedule for another day.


This workshop will:

  • Celebrate the completion of the Circle of Trees program
  • Honor the relationships developed over the program, among participants and with trees and the web of life
  • Reinforce the concept of interdependence as expressed in the seventh Unitarian Universalist Principle, "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part"
  • Affirm that stewardship of the earth is an explicit act of faith.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Directly engage with trees and nature in a variety of ways
  • Gain inspiration and a sense of empowerment from the story of Wangari Maathai
  • Build on their understanding of and respect for trees through multiple modes of learning, including movement, meditation, and song
  • Experience multigenerational learning.

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