November 7, 2018

“I learn more from these children than I could ever possibly teach them.” 

- Bianca Acosta, Lead Summer Instructor at The Kiva Center

(Last day of Westwood Summer Camp, August 2018)

Flashback to this summer at the Westwood kids camp at Garfield Lake Park in Denver.  Fift...

April 10, 2018

a takeaway

value

of nature

of community

of self

be

yourself

respectful

honest

open

take care of the place you call home

this is the only home

share with your neighbors

learn from your neighbors

continue to grow

endlessly create

Over the last couple months, I have been witness to the F...

March 24, 2018

Spring had just officially begun and the morning was sunny and warm. I had missed the last couple weeks and so it was rejuvenating to be back and surrounded by happiness. When I arrived, the Seedlings were out and about. There were kids in the goat pen trying to feed g...

March 2, 2018

The sun was shining, but the air was still brisk. The Spring Program was beginning again for 2018 at Sunflower Farm and the children were awake and full of movement. We gathered together and sat on wooden stumps, in circular formation, to ground ourselves and become at...

February 16, 2018

It was the Thursday after Valentine’s Day and the Winter Program was concluding, so the love and reflection was being held tenderly. We began the morning with a circle of appreciation where we all chose an object to create a sort of mural. There were pinecones, tree br...

February 7, 2018

On a cold Thursday morning, as part of the Winter Program within the KIVA Center, the Seedlings gathered to enrich their knowledge of nature. I accompanied the KIVA Center, for the first time, as an intern to experience and observe the structure of the program. Through...

February 1, 2018

Thank you for joining us on this learning journey. Our goal for this blog is to give you a peak into our programs and become a resource for nature-connection education. We will share insights from our programs as well as interesting activities and stories for you to us...

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