Support and Join Us!

Since our birth in 2003, The Naturalist School has been devoted to the care of wild creatures and places and of course, that includes people in wild places. We have partnered with agencies, conservation groups, cities, provinces, and counties throughout North America. We believe that creativity and intellect are born of the wildness within each of us, and that the consilience of the humanities and science makes human communities healthier, more intimately connected to nature, and more deeply committed to preserving the rich ecosystems of our planet.


We invite seekers from all walks to walk with us, plant with us, create with us, and to grow in nature with ecologists, artists, philosophers, and poets. We rely on grants and the kindness of our supporters to make our programs possible.


You can become a 2019 supporting member for a contribution of $100. Supporting members receive priority registration and discounted tuition for our workshops, Saunters, and other events. And contributions of any amount are most appreciated! You can make a charitable contribution at this link: Donate Now 

Or you can send a check to: The Naturalist School c/o Golden Hills RC&D,                                 712 South Hwy 6, Oakland Iowa 51560-0189

And join us in the bush!

— Jack Phillips