Scientific Inquiry

Our Theoretical Basis:

Scientific Inquiry becomes a methodology to navigate through all facets of life–our inner ecosystems and our connections with the natural world. As we grow connections, we make meaning.

We investigate:

  • How can we be more observant?
  • How do we ask good questions from our observations?
  • How do we find/receive the answer?
  • What new questions are generated?
  • How do we cultivate a larger intellectual openness?

We practice:

  • quieting the mind and awakening the senses with mindfulness practices
  • broadening our inquiry to notice patterns and interactions in the environment
  • forming questions to deepen understanding of ecology and the environment
  • journaling our goals and aspirations, inner truths and unique perspectives
  • joyful movement in our bodies; we play, get our hands dirty, experience adventure, and discover our body’s wisdom
  • upgrading our habits; using leading edge brain-science we define small repeatable “experiments” or shifts in habits to create lasting change and connection
  • nature journaling inspired by environmental education pioneers, including John Muir Laws and Joseph Cornell

We draw meaningful conclusions:

With careful observation, and detailed recording of questions and results we find meaningful conclusions. We ask “What worked? What didn’t work? What can I do differently? What is the next goal?”

We problem solve:

We respond to the confusion, depression, outrage, overwhelm, and apathy of our time.
We address today’s most important and challenging environmental questions: climate change, conservation, restoration, animal rights, and development.