Project Title & Description
Ozark Tracker Society
This project's goal is to enhance Community Stewardship and EE Teaching Skills by providing Nature Mentoring workshops to Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri formal and non-formal educators. A total of 180 educators will participate in the Nature Mentoring workshops to be held over a two year period, 50 of these will participate in the one week-long Art of Mentoring (AOM) and conference calls for additional mentoring training and feedback. Educators will be provided with either credit hours or continuing education credit for their participation. The goal of this project is provide intense nature training to create Deep Nature Connection which has been shown as a prerequisite for Environmental Stewardship while also providing mentoring to participants so that they feel comfortable to go back into their communities and faciliate the same type of intense nature training within their communities.