Cooling off with Llamas

Most desert enthusiasts are familiar with the works of Edward Abbey. But, did you know that Abbey loved llamas as much as we do here at CFI?  “Late in August, the lure of the mountains becomes irresistible. Seared by the everlasting sunfire, I want to see running water again, embrace a pine tree, get bit…

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Indigenous Connections to Water

Indigenous Connections to Water information flyer

Join founders of River Newe, Jessica and Sammy Matsaw, along with Indigenous guides, Nikki and Colleen Cooley, and Lyle Balenquah for a virtual screening and panel discussion of two short films that highlight Indigenous connections to water. Water Flows Together elevates the importance of acknowledging Indigenous lands in outdoor recreation through the voice of Colleen…

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Trust Walk

Trust is an essential part of any community. This activity is designed to stretch comfort zones, establish responsible communication, and develop social and emotional health within a community. Trust walks are a powerful tool to create memorable connections between people of any age.

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Mysterious Objects of Wonder

This activity is for those who want to have some fun and hone their observational abilities while doing some collaborative art. It is designed to promote communication and artistic expression while encouraging participants to take a closer look at everyday natural objects.

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Scent Exploration

Getting restless come sunset? Play a game with your kids or community! At Canyonlands Field Institute we find that games are one of the best ways to learn about ourselves and the natural environment.

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Sit Spot

Want to help your kids, friends, and yourself deepen your sense of place? The Sit Spot is one of the most powerful tools you can use to develop that connection. In our active lives, it might feel strange to sit and do nothing for 7 minutes. However, giving our brains a chance to slow down…

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Constellation Exploration

The night sky has been the source of stories and inspiration throughout history. Creating and telling stories is a great way to learn about your kids and your community, their inspiration, what they find funny, and how they relate to their surroundings. Here’s a great way to engage your community with the night sky while…

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Bat and Moth

Getting restless come sunset? Play a game with your kids or community! At Canyonlands Field Institute we find that games are one of the best ways to learn about ourselves and the natural environment. Here’s a great game to learn more about one of our favorite animals, the bat, and it’s night time adaptations! Great…

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Art Around Us

Feeling creative? Don’t have a creative bone in your body? Either way, take a look at this inclusive activity that inspires artistic genius through natural everyday objects!

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Journal Prompt: Leaves

Journaling can be a great way to relieve stress, collect and express feelings, or simply take some time for one-self. Here is a journaling prompt you can use to inspire yourself and others within your quarantine community:Leaves come in endless sizes, colors, smells, and textures, and therefore Botanists have a delightful diversity of words to…

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