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.

winter and early spring Registration is now open

 

 

upcoming programs & Events

End of year fundraiser

Nov+Dec

 

Forest Kindergarten 

Ages 4-6

April-May

Youth Homeschool 

Ages 6-13

Feb-May

 

Summer Camps

Ages 4-13

8 weeks to choose from June-Aug

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.

Get to know our programs

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...