Thank you for taking the time to review my upcoming events. You will find a nearly complete listing of my programs and activities through the end of 2012. I hope you will find an activity that meets your needs.
Mission Statement My philosophy is based on a love of the natural world, which has consumed my life for as long as I can remember. I believe that my role is as a caretaker for the planet and wish to encourage in others a profound connection to the earth. Most importantly, I want to create a positive experience for children and adults in an outdoor setting.
Read about John in the newspaper: Prince Georges Gazette and the Capital Gazette
Learn more about the available School Programs by selecting one of the following flyers: Native American Program, Hunter and Gather Program, and the Craftsman Program.
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Background. For those who are new to my programs, I'm an environmental educator with a degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Maryland. I have taught youth and adults about the natural world for more then ten years. My self-employment began in 1994 with one home-school group and has evolved into Native American studies for public and private school groups, Nature adventure camps running continuously through the summer and spring break, teacher education seminars, birthday parties and other activities involving paintball, kayaking, fishing, caving, rock climbing, survival and most of all Native American crafts. I have studied with well-known trackers, biologists, and Native American elders; conducted an extensive wildlife survey; survived off the land; made log canoes, teepees and "Indian" Villages; learning kits; produced a wide range of crafts and many more natural related activities. Finally I'm an Anne Arundel county firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, and naturalist.
Safety is the primary concern in all my camp and class endeavors and is an integral part of the educational process. All participants are instructed as to the safety rules and restrictions associated with each activity and must conform to these rules in order to participate in each.
Cynthia Kamman - I can't resist adding to the accolades being showered upon the John Fishback Nature Programs. My son, now 13, has been lucky enough to participate in many of John's programs since he was 8. I've never found a child drawn to nature that didn't think John was the greatest. He knows and understands and transfers his enthusiasm for nature like no one I have ever seen. He is especially familiar with our geographic area. I think he spends more time in nature than indoors, and probably has for most of his life. Not only does he transfer information and knowledge about the flora and fauna, the kids absolutely inhale a respect and sense of responsibility about the earth and care for it at the same time.
Lisa Cox - The kids came home from camp exhausted and fell asleep early every night. All of the kids respect John, and listen to him. John takes safety seriously and the kids follow his safety rules.
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