Answer the Call of Your Inner Wild…

Learn the knowledge of the Naturalist, the skills of the Survivalist, and the attitude of the Caretaker.  By weaving simple, nature-based practices into our daily lives, we can develop powerful connections to nature, ourselves, and each other.

WHO

WE ARE

HNS is a diverse community of Nature Connection Mentors, Elders, Youth, Adults, Volunteers, Visionaries.

WHAT

WE’RE ABOUT

HNS is a 501c3 non-profit with a mission to foster a deep connection to nature, community and self.

WHERE

WE ARE

We are located in the beautiful seasonal forests and lake lands of Northern Michigan near Traverse City.

fall registration is open for
adults and Teens.

upcoming programs & Events

Annual Hoedown Celebration

All ages

Oct 14th

Purchase Raffle tickets

Winners announced Oct 14th at the Hoedown

Adult Wilderness Initiation

Ages 18+

10 month Intensive, Sept-June

Teen Monthly

Ages 13-17

4th Saturdays, Sept 29th-May 25th

 

foster deep nature connection

come explore with us

Students enjoy experiential learning woven with compelling stories, songs, and hands-on activities.

Students delve deeply into all aspects of the Human Nature School curriculum, which works naturally to develop each student’s common sense, teamwork, communication, problem solving skills, leadership qualities, “response-ability,” peacemaking, and gratitude.

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program options

Youth

Programs

teen

Programs

adult

Programs 

HOW can you GET Involved?

“It felt so great to realize that the instructors really know my kids, who they are and what their gifts are…”

01.

Job Postings and Volunteer Opportunities.

We are always looking for passionate, high-integrity people to join our effort. By working or volunteering at the Human Nature School, individuals are given an amazing opportunity to bring forth their gifts and skill-sets to be shared within the context of this powerful work.

02.

Donate.

Donations go to the Human Nature School Scholarship Fund, and make our programming more financially available to many young, yet-to-be-discovered leaders, healers, teachers, naturalists, explorers, and stewards of the earth!

let the adventure begin...