Connect with Nature

Connect with Nature
Date & Time: January 21, February 25 - 12-3PM
Event Type: Adult Program
Location: Education Barn
Fee: $40 per person (open to ages 18 and up) | Pre-registration Required.

This 3-hour workshop will blend the approaches of a naturalist and techniques of a nature therapy guide to create an understanding of emotional and scientific relationships with “the living world.” Questions will naturally arise while exploring and making observations. Walking at the pace of curiosity, we will answer the questions we can, use resources to find answers we don’t have and maintain the humble practice of not-knowing.

This workshop will be led by Hughes Kraft; a Certified Nature Therapy Guide, writer and psychotherapist with a private practice in Portland, Maine. He enjoys sharing ways to build bridges between the human and more than human world. Hughes enjoys generous time in nature in all seasons whether biking, skiing, hiking or kayaking and Jack Flanagan; a psychotherapist in group practice with Wellspace Maine. He has an oddly varied career as an outdoor educator, guide, carpenter, corporate trainer and counselor. Somehow it all hangs together. People tell him that naturalists are deliberate. Mostly we’re just curious and anything we don’t recognize is a good reason to stop and flip through an identification guide.

Participants are limited. Select your time slot and number of tickets below. Be prepared to be outside for the entirety of the program.

Questions? Contact the Education Department: 207.650.3031 or

Visiting with a group of 10 or more? Please use our group visit sign up form.

Directions to the Education Barn: Follow GPS directions to the Market at 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, Maine. Continue past the Market on Farm View Drive and take your first left onto Valley Farm Rd. Follow Valley Farm Rd. until you see the Smokehouse Visitors Center (white silo) on the right hand side. Take the right hand turn immediately after the Smokehouse down to the Family Farmyard. The Education Barn is the largest barn in the farmyard.

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