About GoWild Institute

Go Wild Institute weaves science, myth, and spirit to foster wonder and balance within the great web of life. We rekindle an innate sense of belonging to the natural world. Go Wild Institute specializes in fun experiential educational and mentoring programs that delve into Earth Wisdom, Ethnobotany, and Deep Ecology for people of all ages and walks of life. We also offer botanical and forestry consulting services.

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Our programs have helped thousands of diverse human beings deepen their relationship with the Earth, Self, and Spirit.

We belong to a sentient, sacred, intelligent, and vastly interconnected planet. Yet, many of us feel amputated from our nature.  In truth, it is impossible to separate ourselves from nature because we ARE nature: Our bones are made from rock; we are bodies of water; and with every breath we take, we conspire with plants.  Our well-being is inextricably linked to the welfare of our planet.

This world view is shared by most Earth-based indigenous societies. However, the current paradigm of Western society views humans as separate, and above nature. This is at the root of our environmental crises. When we change our relationship to nature, we change how we impact our environment.

Go Wild Institute weaves science, myth and spirit to awaken our Nature and find wonder and balance within the great web of life. We rekindle an innate sense of belonging to the natural world. We specialize in fun experiential programs that delve into Earth Wisdom, Ethnobotany and Deep Ecology for people of all ages and walks of life.

What We Believe

In these times, many people feel disengaged from nature on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. However, in truth it is impossible to separate ourselves from nature because we ARE nature. Our bones are made from rock, we are bodies of water, and every breath we take swirls through tree canopies that make oxygen, which is essential for our inspiration.

We are intricately woven into a great web of life which is spun in sweetness made from sunshine. Our well-being is inextricably linked to the welfare of our planet. Every act we take impacts our environment, for better or worse. This philosophy is shared by many Earth-based societies. However, the current paradigm of Western Society views humans as separate from nature. This is at the root of our environmental crises. When we change our relationship to nature, we change how we impact our environment.

Our programs have helped thousands of diverse human beings deepen their relationship with the Earth.

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.

— ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama