Sense of Place Programs for public engagement meetings, events, celebrations & festivals
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✓ Evoke sense of place stories
✓ Customized to engage all ages
✓ Inspire caring that leads to appreciation
✓ Build community around the theme of sense of place
Sense of Place Performances
1. Sense of Place Concert
A journey across the American landscape through story, song and reflection, customized to enrich your sense of place. Perfect for special events and festivals to annual meetings.
This intimate performance can be held on a stage, living room or backyard. Includes a curated selection of seasonal songs and readings and sing-a-longs.
3. Legacy Concert: Personal Milestones and Celebrations
Gather family and friends for personal celebration or milestone with a customized program that celebrates the journey your life has taken so far!
"We invited Erica out for a week to help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Big Sur Land Trust with a variety of events. Her positive impact reverberated throughout our community and continues to this day. Erica's ability to connect people and place beautifully aligned with our mission to strengthen communities and inspire stewardship" Bill Leahy, Executive Director, Big Sur Land Trust, CA
"Erica's music takes the audience on a trip through space and time. The concert took me from the foothills of the Adirondacks to the Rocky Mountains where the aspens turn their golden color each Fall. When she paints a landscape with song, she strikes a chord that resonates at a deep emotional level. This powerful food for the soul moves people to question the conventions we use to value property – and to value themselves as stewards.”
Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Marcellus, NY
"Particularly well suited for land trusts and other conservation organizations, as her art is intimately tied to the landscape and the sense of identity people derive from their surroundings." Leigh Youngblood, Executive Director, Mount Grace Land Trust, MA
"When Erica Wheeler comes to town, her passion to give voice to this land and to stretch our hearts wide open is beyond inspiring. I believe we all come away craving an even deeper relationship with, and a renewed passion for our wilderness home. Erica is blessed with a life purpose that encourages us all to strengthen and "step up" our commitment to place. I know that after I've been with her, I am more keen, more grateful and more enlivened on my path as a proper steward of the land." Laurie Shepherd Brown, Life Coach and Integrative Health Consultant, Jackson, WY
"Erica's Soulful Campfire added magic to our 60th Birthday celebration. Her pre-party, insightful questions about the birthday girl helped her customize a concert to honor her. It was the highlight of the party" Diana Eastty, www.WellOrderedSpaces.com
Sense of Place Workshops
1.Sense of Place Discovery and Reflection workshop
Discover your personal sense of place stories. Gain a creative practice and generate fresh ideas. Leave inspired and with a deep sense of place.
2.Sense of Place and Stewardship Workshop
Reboot your creativity and gain tools and techniques develop and craft your stories. Explore how to use your strengths to make a difference in the world.
"At the end of the 3- part writing prompt, I had enough material to write several powerful essays as well as a new idea for an inspirational card deck. If that wasn't enough, Erica listened to what I wrote and in less than a minute had whipped up a terrific song. If anyone can rally the preservation troops to get "a sense of place" off the endangered species list, it's Erica Wheeler." Giulietta "Julie" Nardone, Participant, Upton Forest State Park, MA
"If I had one word to describe Erica Wheeler's Soulful Landscape workshop, it would be 'magical.' The workshop was a big 'ah-ha' moment. I am a conservation professional, and although I hadn't put my finger on it until the workshop, I had been struggling with a sense of loss regarding my connection to nature that first inspired me to work in this field. The workshop rekindled that connection. I left with the tools and resolve to more intentionally tap into the power of place as well as the inspiration to help others do the same." Claire Dacey, Naturalist, Artist, Historian, MA
Sense of Place Festival
Performance + Workshop + Guided Walk
Academic and/Or Community Residency
Teacher Training + Student Programs + Community Performance
Community Event + Staff Training + School Program
View video below from a guided reflective walk during the 2017 Festival of the Cranes, Decatur, AL