Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk? — Alice Walker, author, from The Color Purple
After several workshops spent learning about trees—how they are structured, what they contribute to life on our planet—this workshops moves into a more expressive and spiritual appreciation for these providers of life.
This workshop will:
- Encourage personal expressions of gratitude for trees
- Explore the poetic and artistic inspiration that trees and nature provide
- 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.
- Express a deeper connection to trees by sharing personal feelings of gratitude and inspiration
- Create a poem or drawing expressing gratitude to trees
- Build on their understanding of and respect for trees through multiple modes of learning, including movement, meditation, and song
- Experience multigenerational learning.