Kamana One embarks you on the Kamana journey and it only takes about a month to complete. You move through two weeks of awareness exercises and six areas of ecological study using a field guide and audio narrated by Jon Young. It will help you see if the entire Kamana program is for you, and also help you begin to see the world through “native eyes.”
What Resources will I need?
$149.99 – SAVE $25 by buying Kamana One along with the two required resources: Seeing Through Native Eyes CD audio series with Jon Young and the Readers Digest: North American Wildlife field guide.
Digital Kamana One Program Pack - $139.99
Kamana One book $24.95
All Kamana nature courses have a 30 day money back guarantee (from day of purchase) if they are unused and still in resalable condition.
Nature Awareness Trail
12 days of awareness expanding exercises. Students read the daily instructions in the morning, practice the exercise all day, and reflect on it in the evening. Each exercise in these nature courses build on the previous days experience in an expansive way. These daily journeys are loosely based on the 12 Field Exercises students practice monthly in Kamana Two-Four.
This section culminates with students finding a secret spot, or an area they visit on a regular basis where they practice exercises that expand their awareness of nature and knowledge of place. There is a very basic secret spot exercise that leads into “Field Exercise One: Finding a Secret Spot” in Kamana Two.
Each CD of Jon Young’s Seeing Through Native Eyes series represents the Six Tracks or Shields of Wilderness Awareness
There is a tape or CD on hazards and naturalist routine basics, tracking and mammals, plants and wandering, ecology and community, trees and survival, and the language of the birds. Kamana nature courses prepare students for advanced studies such as survival, wandering and tracking skills with the necessary knowledge of one’s place. These studies include learning the hazards, mammals, trees, birds, plants and ecological indicators of an area.
In Kamana One, students use the Native Eyes tapes and Reader’s Digest: North American Wildlife to begin the process of learning about one’s place. It is one thing to learn to “see” a place in a different way, it is another to learn how to learn about it.
Each chapter in the six areas culminates in making a journal page using the field guide. In Kamana Two-Four, students will make 40-50 journals in each of the Six Resource Tracks (or Shields) as well as research all species in their areas and how all taxonomical family groups interrelate.
After learning about how bird, tree, plant and mammal families interrelate individually, students in later Kamana nature courses will discover how they relate ecologically as a whole.
The Tourist Test
Kamana One will end with our famous environmental literacy test called the Tourist Test. It is not meant to intimidate, but for students to self-profile and realize what they could answer should they choose to complete Kamana.
Note: If students choose to start at Kamana Two, there is a Tourist Test included in that level as well. Do you want to download the Tourist Test NOW? Download the PDF!
How long will this nature course take me?
It can be done in as little as three weeks. Ideally no more than six.