Earthroots mission is to inspire life-long dedication to environmental stewardship & community through deep nature connection mentoring.
In our creative learning environments, Earthroots participants gain a better understanding of how all of life is connected. They experience how our actions influence the world around us. With this understanding, we hope that individuals then make choices in their daily lives to improve the health of the earth, themselves and each other.
We offer classes, workshops & lectures year-round for toddlers, homeschoolers, teens, adults, private and public schools, scout groups and summer camps. Outdoor classrooms include local organic farms, gardens, wilderness parks, green kitchens, beaches, and creeks. These programs are an exploration of our natural world and extend into our connection with all things. Orange County programs meet at new locations each week, ranging from San Clemente to Huntington Beach and east into the Santa Ana Mountains. Each year, we also travel out of our region for family camping trips & adventures.
We build trust and confidence through adventurous challenges and by enjoying the peaceful abundance of the natural world.
Some of our favorite seasonal projects include:
- starting, growing and eating from our garden
- harvesting acorns
- practicing survival skills
- weaving with natural fibers
- identifying marine tidepool creatures
- identifying and eating edible plants in our local wilderness areas
- following and identifying animal tracks
- understanding bird language
- building with natural materials
- creating a journal documenting our discoveries
- finding places to be quiet in nature
We adapt our classes to the interests of our students and allow the spontaneity of the day to guide us. Small groups allow for deeper and more powerful experiences in nature. For the children’s classes, parents are welcome to participate or to drop off. In most situations, younger siblings may accompany parents during class. Please see the individual class page for details.
Earthroots is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. We welcome your referrals on grants that support getting more kids outdoors, smiling and muddy from head to toe!
P.O. Box 504
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
Earthroots PSA Commercial Sponsored by Cox Communications:
We are so excited to share our PSA with our community. Look for it on Cox networks within the South Orange County footprint (i.e. Food Network, MSNBS, VH1, ESPN, Bravo, CNN, MTV, Oxygen, etc.)
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