We can learn a lot from a Blue Heron! They display a calmness unlike anything else and are so incredibly patient. And even though the Heron is seemingly still, a lot more is actually happening than meets the eye. It easily meanders through all types of ecosystems and they are magnificent when they choose to soar. They are wise, stand tall and self-reliant. There’s a reason we call them “Great”!
Our school thrives on mixed-aged groups and mentorship – Blue Herons are important LIT’s (leaders-in-training). They are the next generation of mentors and help mold our learning culture. Our younger students look up to these folks as leaders and in anticipation of the day they’ll be a Blue Heron. This can unfold as individuals helping with the younger groups and working closely with our teachers or as part of an older flock with other students focused on learning bushcraft and leadership skills.