STORIES

jazmin (WE Immersion graduate) working with artificial sinew // photo by Republic of Light

Stories are a key element in all of our programs. We practice storytelling in a variety of ways — stories from our lives, stories of wild encounters, social history, folktale, myth and more.

Education — in family, school, and media systems — is how we learn the stories that shape the way we interpret the world and how we show up in our relationships. If we want to change those stories, education is an essential intervention. We believe education today must critically engage inherited stories of separation and domination, and at the same time responsibly recollect a deeper human inheritance: stories of interrelationship, belonging, dignity and respect.

When we navigate the world with different stories, it fundamentally changes how we show up in our relationships.

This page collects some of the stories of our work. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. YOUTH RADIO

NEW MOON RADIO

New Moon Radio is a “moonthly” audio adventure for youth and families that appears every new moon! The series aligns with the goals of all of our in-person programming. It is nature-inspired and attuned to seasonal cycles and rhythms. It is attentive to issues of equity, justice, and social responsibility. And it aims to encourage all of our listeners to deepen their intimacy with the earth, their self-love, and their desire to protect people and the planet.

FULL MOON RADIO

Full Moon Radio is a "moonthly" audio adventure for youth and families that appears every full moon! This series unfolds within an imaginative world in which a rotating group of travelers gathers every episode to interact, tell stories, and sing songs. Full Moon Radio aims to inspire passion for stories and storytelling in young people and to support our community to connect with and share personal stories, mythical stories, poems, and songs from their lives and lineages.

II. PODCASTS

FOUNDING MOTHERS

Founding Mothers Podcast

In this episode, Emily Race and Lauren Hage discuss what Relational Education is, what it means to take prayerful action, how nature-based educational programming can bring us back to ourselves, why the intersection of ecological, social, and personal systems is imperative for global change.

LOAM LISTEN

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How do we (re)member ourselves back into reciprocal relationship in the Anthropocene? On this episode of the Loam Listen podcast, Sam Edmondson and Lauren Hage of Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education reflect on the ideological migration that this moment we’re living through is asking of us in this conversation for our Weaving New Worlds listening series.

FOR THE WILD

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On this episode of the for the wild podcast, brontë velez invites us to think about how supremacy’s submission to Earth is an invitation into a more life-affirming world. What does a future look like in which white, human, and patriarchal supremacy surrender their power in an act of pleasure? How does this release manifest and what spaces must we create in order to allow it?

THE FUTURE IS BEAUTIFUL

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On this episode of The Future is Beautiful podcast, Amisha sits down with facilitator and educator Will Scott, who was evacuated from his home due to wildfire. He speaks about closely encountering this fierce natural manifestation of climate crisis, and what he notices in his own reactions and responses, as well as those of his community and others around them.

III. ARTICLES

Featured ARTICLE

COLLAPSING INTO THE FUTURE'S ARMS

IDEOLOGICAL MIGRATION
AND THE WORK OF WEAVING EARTH

We were honored to contribute an article to the Summer 2020 Weaving New Worlds edition of Loam Magazine. The issue features inspiring words from many brilliant thinkers and doers — we are humbled to be in print alongside them. 

Collapse is happening. The threats are real. And yet within this crisis, there is also the opportunity for a species-level ideological migration: from separation and domination to interdependence and belonging.

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IV. VIDEO

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WILD PRACTICE WEBINARS — VIDEO RECORDINGS

This series is complete and all three Wild Practice webinar videos are now available to view online. To access these recordings, we ask for a contribution of somewhere between $5-$30 (suggested donation $15). These funds go directly toward supporting our staff through this challenging period. No one turned away for lack of funds. 

V. Website Credits

PHOTOGRAPHY

Most of the photographs that appear on this site were taken by Jenny Erbes, a 3-year graduate of the WE Immersion. Jenny is a skilled naturalist, an aspiring filmmaker, a phenomenal photographer and a devoted protector of the endangered snowy plover. You can see more of her work HERE.

ILLUSTRATIONS

The kingfisher illustration featured on our About Us page was drawn by Lara Birchler, who completed 3 years of the WE Immersion, in addition to guiding backpacking trips for WE. More of her artwork is available at www.larabirchler.com.

WEB DESIGN

Our website was redesigned in 2019 by the capable folks at Montaia. Big thanks to their creative input and vision.

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