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Campfire Conversations – Ep#13 – Wilderness Awareness School – Survival and Nature Connection in a Modern Age

Join Trudi Bennett as she speaks with Dan Corcoran, Samuel Bowman and Rachael Witt from the Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington. The facilitators of the weekend Survival Basics Course share their reasons of why survival skills are important to them as human beings in a modern age. http://wildernessawareness.org This episode of Campfire Conversations is…

Campfire Conversations – Ep#07 – Wilderness Nature Connection – Anna Killgrew

  In Episode 7 of Campfire Conversations Trudi Bennett introduces her nature connection mentor, Anna Killgrew from Koora Retreat Centre, in the Western Woodlands east of Perth. Anna discusses how true identity and connection can be formed in the wilderness by removing the facades we wear in the city.  Koora Retreat Centre www.kooraretreatcentre.com.au This episode…

The Hunt

‘Alright kids, imagine you are a Chuditch*, silently hunting for your prey. Carefully move across the landscape…’ We had only taken a few delicate steps when we were interrupted by a wandering group of fellow wild children, whom, like me, were surprised to come across each other in this bush setting.  They were a group of…

Adult Nature Connection

 Feeling at Home in Nature What does nature connection mean to you? For me it means feeling ‘at home’ outdoors. Feeling comfortable, feeling safe, that I belong. Comfortable to sit on the dirt, in the leaf litter, on the rock. Safe enough to lie back, close my eyes and relax. But also with a keen…

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions The forecast is for wet/very hot weather. Will the program be cancelled? Our sessions will operate in wet weather. As the Danish saying goes, ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.’ Please come prepared to play in rain, splash in puddles, roll in mud and get hot and…

A Little Moment of Wonder

On a recent holiday to Kangaroo Island, Eli and I were following my husband’s family to a picnic spot several hundred metres up the road. Without even thinking I whipped Eli up, put him on my hip and started the walk in the heat. My father-in-law challenged me and said, “Aw put him down Mum,…

Love the Prickles: Build Resilience

This week I was fortunate once again to be able to visit my friend and mentor, Dr Rev Anna Killigrew of Koora Retreat Centre, on the edge of Boorabbin National Park in the West Australian Goldfields. This is a place in which I never imagined to fall in love. A place that calls me back time…