Nourish & Flourish 2022: Growing to Learn, Learning to Grow

Nourish & Flourish 2022: Growing to Learn, Learning to Grow

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Highlights & explores the neuroscience of safety, connection & well-being thru experientially rich nature & creative arts-based projects.

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Please join us May 21-22 for Nourish & Flourish 2022, a FREE virtual festival sponsored by DIRT GROUP Global, exploring and highlighting programs and practices that move us “beyond the cookie cutter” in children’s mental health, youth development, & education.

Nourish & Flourish 2022 will highlight & explore the implications for human and planetary well-being and sustainability these programs represent.

Through workshops, performances, demonstrations, conversations, and story, we will explore ways that these practices and programs facilitate and potentiate (increase) health, growth, and restoration, as well as social and emotional intelligence through participation in experientially rich and nature- and creative arts-based projects.

Saturday Schedule:

10:00am - Welcome & Introduction to NOURISH & FLOURISH 2022

11:00am - Guided Meditation and introduction to Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY Practice) with Mathura Ramkumar from the Art of Living Foundation and Kenny Turck from DIRT GROUP Global.

1:00pm - Programs, Practices, Projects, & People: An invitation to move "beyond the cookie cutter".

2:00pm - Charlie Appelstein, author of There's No Such Thing as a Bad Kid and the Gus Chronicles, described as "the best youth care trainer in America" by Robert Lieberman, former president of the American Association of Children's Residential Centers, Charlie has devoted his entire adult career to helping children and youth struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges and those who guide them. An engaging, informative, and humorous speaker, Charlie's strength-based approach delivers a message of hope and possibility to our most vulnerable youth and those who shape and influence their lives.

3:30pm - Co-Creating Educational Resources with Morgan Pence, Kaiya Woller, Alex Fink, and Ilene Dawn Alexander

4:30pm - 5pm Matt & Melvin from Renewing the Countryside

5:00pm - A time for Q & A and meaningful conversation and exploration.

6:00pm - Closing and overview of Sunday schedule!

Sunday May 22, 2022

10:00am - In September of 2019, Kenny had the privilege to study with Thor Philipsen and his mentor, Stanley Rosenberg in Freiburg, Germany (Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve). Thor is very gifted teacher and practitioner and is the founder of “Human Systems” and teaches courses and workshops internationally. He is specialized in “The Stanley Rosenberg Method” and his own method “Human Systems”.

Noon - Break

12:30 - George Maurer, Tales from a Bicycle Seat: A bicycle seat is a pretty small comfort zone, and that’s exactly why musician, adventure cyclist and multimedia storyteller George Maurer travels on two wheels — and shares these adventures with students across the United States.

2:00pm - Riley from SpadeOne Designs: Creating a personal relationship with clients through exclusive and interactive design process and application. Spadeone designs drawings emphasis on graffiti culture and street art style to help bring concepts to life.

3:00pm - DIRT GROUP: Growing to Learn, Learning to Grow, Kenny Turck, founder & Executive Director of DIRT GROUP Global will provide an introduction and explore the history, science, theory, and application of DIRT GROUP, a children's mental health application grounded in social and emotional learning in the context of gardening, farming, foods, and creative arts projects; and DIRT GROUP WORLD, the RPG version of DIRT GROUP currently in development.

4:00pm - Closing

Access Event via Zoom by clicking on the link below!

10am - 6pm, Saturday May 21st


10am-4pm, Sunday May 22nd

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