The Soulful Stewardship Method helps students discover, define and express their individual sense-of-place stories. Being able to communicate what we care about and why is a core competency for making a difference in the world.
This proven framework provides tools and practices that work for all age groups, in all kinds of settings. Erica's Sense of Place Discovery Process helps students find their personal stories of connection to place, which inspires caring, and ultimately stewardship.
✓ Integrate academic knowledge with personal experience.
✓ Bridge curricula in the creative arts, history, natural history and social science.
✓ Understand how a sense of place inspires stewardship and sustainability.
✓ Discover a sense of place and belonging no matter where they are.
1. Classroom or in-the-field visits
Starts with a presentation of place-based arts (song, story, visual art) and a talk about the connections between people and place, and how those personal connections inspire stewardship. Includes learning about Erica's stewardship journey, as well as hands-on interactive experiences.
Includes presentation, songs and interactive experiences. Up to four class periods/Customized for all age groups
Gain a 7-step process for finding personal sense of place stories and support for developing your ideas. Half to full day/ For High School and College Level
Builds on tools and skills to create a fully developed project, such a songs, essays, digital stories, visual stories, movement, performance, etc... Multi-day
From Story to Stewardship Boot-Camp
Empower creative thinking and create collaborative stories that connect people and place. Click here to videos of youth-created collective songs and stories. One to two days/Teen through adult
Make the most of Erica's visit to your school. Add a community engagement or a professional development program.
Professional Development for Educators
Erica's Soulful Stewardship Method is customized to provide professional development training for educators. Learn more on her Training page.
Bring Erica to you Offer a concert or workshop for your community of families, friends and neighbors. Can also include student performance segment. Learn more on her Community Events page.