Ramble Guide Training
CFPA Ramble Guides are invited to a unique and exciting training opportunity that is to add to your guide toolbox. Join Beth Lapin, founder of HealingNatureCT, as she leads us in activities that engage us with the forest in new ways. In her guided outing events, Beth utilizes ecotherapy, which promotes mutually beneficial involvement with living species other than our own. With collaboration from Lucy Meigs, experienced Ramble Guide and founder of Everyone Outside, Beth will demonstrate how to experience being in nature and ways to use the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) for your Rambles. As part of the water portion, we will visit two vernal pools in the Highlawn Forest. This workshop will include simple activities to delight the child in all of us. Come prepared to be outdoors, we will go outside rain or shine (unless we have a downpour).
This workshop will be preceded by a morning CFPA Volunteer Orientation session from 9:30-12:00 a.m. All CFPA Ramble Guides who have not attended an orientation are asked to come to the morning session. Potential CFPA volunteers or those just looking to learn more about what CFPA is all about are welcome to join the morning orientation too.
Lunch will be provided at 12:00 p.m. for our volunteers who stay with us for the day and RSVP by Tuesday, March 24.
CFPA Ramble Guides lead CFPA Rambles, which are free, fun, and easygoing outings scheduled every month throughout the year. These adventures are designed to introduce people to the great outdoors.
Each Ramble Guide is asked to choose and lead two simple hikes and participate in at least one training session each year. Choose a trail you already know and love or find a trail that is newer to you that you want to explore. Each guide is encouraged to attend our safety training offering, and all have criminal background checks to alleviate issues of participant safety.
More information can be found at www.ctwoodlands.org/volunteer/ramble-guide