The Nature Studies Conservatory


To cultivate via research, education, and social activism the capacity to shape our personal and community experience

To utilize discerning self-knowledge of our oneness with Nature in reframing individual-collective socialization, emotional wounding, and trauma

To assert heart-felt ethical principles that facilitate ecological, social and economic justice

To preserve the Earth’s biosphere and biodiversity and to re-establish the health and wellbeing of our local-global communities.

Theory, research, and practice to facilitate the recovery of our planet and local-global communities. Individual courses offer the unique experience of depthwork, dynamic exchange, and hands-on experientials in “natural classrooms,” green-sustainable settings around the world. The Sustainable Community Design diploma or certificate provides more extensive training to become effective green stewards and change agent. The natural world, Earth and all of her inhabitants are one organism. It is critical that we develop the ability to consciously co-create a balanced, sustainable lived experience for the renewal/regeneration of the planet and the continued evolution of all resident life.

The Conservatory utilizes individual and community-based methods of inquiry to develop innovative, green strategies for facilitating social, economic, and environmental stewardship via the arts, multimedia, ecopreneurship, science, and technology. Studying the internal and external aspects of our environment provides a comprehensive approach to addressing the multi-layered issues that not only affect the planet’s ecosystems and resources; but, also social-economic development; health and wellbeing; and our quality of life. The inherent relationship between societal structure and consciousness development has far reaching implications in co-creating a sustainable culture that is harmonized with nature.