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Nature Explorations

with Naturalist Diane West-Bourke

Enriching nature experiences for everyone:  natural history classes & walks, interpretive training programs, eco-travel adventures, custom nature excursions & more.  As our awareness, knowledge & understanding of Nature deepen, we discover a more vibrant & satisfying sense of connection to the living world & one another.

“In Nature, everything is ultimately connected to everything else.

We are all truly One”

Local Nature Classes and Hikes

Natural History of the SF Bay Area An ongoing series of delightful & informative nature discovery hikes designed to enhance our understanding & appreciation of regional natural history, diversity & ecology. Fall, Winter, Spring sessions; Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 10:00—3:00. Drop-ins welcome.

Nature Travel Adventures

Europe, Africa, Australia, South America….Where on Earth would YOU like to go?

Take a walk on the wild side! Nature Explorations throughout California, further afield & abroad. Eco-travel adventures for congenial groups of relaxed, like-minded, fun-loving nature enthusiasts.

"SPRING IN COLUMBIA RIVER COUNTY"

SUN. MAY 7 — SUN. MAY 14,  2017

Explore the springtime delights of this scenic wonderland with Naturalist Diane West-Bourke:  waterfalls, river-carved gorges, volcano-dotted vistas,  & a bonanza of wildflowers. Discover why Oregon's Columbia River country has become a premier destination for discerning nature- oriented travelers!

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Docent Training Programs

Diane West-Bourke conducts comprehensive nature docent training programs & enrichment classes for the Filoli Center & the Midpeninsula Open Space District (MROSD).  Dedicated, knowledgeable docents are vital to nature education & conservation because:

 “In the end, we will save only what we love;

We will love only what we understand;

And we will understand only what we have been taught.”

                                                                                 Baba Dioum, Senegal

 

Contract Classes

At Nature Explorations, Diane will work with you to create custom classes or trips to meet the specific needs of your group. Select your own format & content:

  • In-service classes, training or enrichment

  • Lecture, lab, or field studies

  • Nature travel adventures & group retreats

Consulting Services

Nature Explorations offers a wide range of biological & educational consulting services:

  • Biological surveys & assessments

  • Educational & training program design

  • Interpretive techniques & materials

  • Volunteer management

  • Landscaping with native plants

  • And more…

 Contact Diane for more information.

 

Enneagram Studies

Nature Explorations invites you to explore not only the nature of the wild world, but also to explore the intriguing nature of the world inside yourself.

The Enneagram is an elegant, dynamic psychological model of personality that gives us powerful & effective tools for self-discovery, personal growth & understanding others on a profound level. Typing interviews & private sessions available. Workshops forthcoming.

Contact Diane for more information.

 

Related Links

Filoli Center

Midpeninsula Open Space District (MROSD)

Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT)

Environmental Volunteers (EVs)

Friends of Edgewood Park

Enneagram