Thanksgiving Address: Greetings to the Natural World, Hosted by Joyful Wildcrafting

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Date and Time

Sunday, February 18, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


GVSU Kirkhof Center, Room 1104 1 Campus Dr. Allendale, MI 49401


Groundswell is excited to host this event for our partner Joyful Wildcrafting. Please note this is not a Groundswell professional learning, but a free, community event.

The purpose of this gathering is to experience a way of acknowledging the natural world, greeting all living things, and showing gratitude. This practice is encouraged by the Haudenosaunee, as written by John Stokes, that we “share in these words, that our concentrated attention might help us rediscover our balance, respect, and oneness with Nature.”

This event is open to everyone of all ages, but they are designed for informal and formal educators to experience the Thanksgiving Address in community so they can reflect and consider how they might use this practice with their students, nature center patrons, etc.

The Thanksgiving Address: Greetings to the Natural World pocket book will guide the heart of the practice. This program is underwritten by the Michigan Alliance for Environmental Outdoor Educators and Joyful Wildcrafting, so informal and formal educators will receive a copy of the pocket book at no charge.

Plan for a portion or all of the time to be spent outside.

No registration is not necessary for this free event! See for more information!

This event has been tagged as communityevents, education, educators, free, and thanksgiving.

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