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Discovering Nature Through Bird Song – An Interview with Kristi Dranginis and Josh Lane

Learning bird song is a fun and effective way to identify the birds in your area.

Yet, ​even experienced birders often confide that “learning songs can feel daunting and overwhelming.”

Through stories of her own learning journey, Identify Any Bird, Anywhere author Kristi Dranginis shares with 8 Shields mentor Josh Lane how bird song opens an adventure into connection with Nature, and one key shift she made that you can apply, too, that can help you begin deepening your bird song skills.

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Our Commitment to Anti-Racism

​​At 8 Shields Institute, we stand in solidarity with Black communities nationwide and join in the collective grief over innocent lives lost.  We condemn state-sanctioned violence in all its forms. We join in the demand for investment in Black communities and the resources to ensure Black people not only survive, but thrive.We acknowledge, as a currently […]

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Mindfulness In Nature: A Featured Podcast

​This week, 8 Shields mentor Josh Lane was interviewed on the Wilderness and Wellness Podcast. Josh is the author of the book, Conscious Nature: The Art and Neuroscience of Meditating In Nature. In his work at 8 Shields, Josh specializes in guiding mentoring ​individuals one-to-one on the journey of deep nature connection through transformative mentoring, […]

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