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New Sponsorship for ESoP

We are pleased to announce that Exploring a Sense of Place is now a project of the Children in Nature Collaborative, which is a project of Earth Island Institute, which is a 501(c)(3) organization. We continue with our work mentoring those designing their own ESoP programs all over the country and internationally. We also continue to make […]

New opportunity for teachers!

We know that there are many teachers who have adapted the Exploring a Sense of Place program to enhance the experience of their students of any age. We are happy to announce that teachers anywhere can now earn professional development credits for a new “My Sense of Place Series,” offered online by Dominican University, in San Rafael […]

New: “Explorers’ Forum”

We are pleased to announce we are adding a new Explorer’s Forum on our website, for the purpose of including the voices of people in any bioregion who want to share their experiences of   developing relationship to Nature in place. This could be observations of seasonal changes – what is happening where you are […]

ESoP at Wisconsin Symposium – Postponed

We are honored to have been invited to participate in The 2012 Niagara Escarpment Symposium, Cultivating a Sense of Place being held September 20 – 21, 2012 January 10th and 11th 2013 at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay! Karen Harwell will be a keynote speaker with a talk on “History and a Sense of Place.”  Please […]

We are now a project of Acterra!

We are happy to announce that Exploring a Sense of Place becomes a fiscally sponsored project of Acterra on July 1, 2010. Our purpose remains the same as it has been for the last four years when we were a part of Conexions: Exploring a Sense of Place is a program designed to provide the […]

Guidebook Available

Exploring a Sense of Place, How to create your own local program for reconnecting with Nature is available! Order it today. This guidebook will help you with your own process of discovery and reconnection with the natural world where you live. This book will inspire you and give you all the practical tools you need […]

Local Hero Award

We are excited to announce that Exploring a Sense of Place and founder Karen Harwell are the subject of the Palo Alto Media Center’s Local Heroes program. Karen was one of five people to receive the award. An in depth look at Exploring a Sense of Place and Karen’s work was aired on the Palo […]

Explorer Group started in San Diego

Our seeds are spreading and taking root in beautiful San Diego. Chris Khoury and Linda Corey have started a group exploring the San Dieguito River Valley modeled after our guide book “Exploring a Sense of Place”. They have graciously allowed us to publish their article for the newsletter of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy […]


“Exploring a Sense of Place” offers an opportunity for people to create new patterns in their lives by making themselves available to new experiences, being imprinted by and becoming more intimate with the natural ecosystem in which they live their lives. This is a course that offers a chance to restore your connection with the […]