Erica Wheeler: inspiring connections between people and place


    Performances, keynotes, trainings and seminars to:

    • Enrich your life.
    • Uncover stories of meaningful connections to places from your past or present.
    • Discover roots and a sense of belonging, no matter where you are.
    • Explore the layers of time, nature and history of your site or region.
    • Inspire caring and stewardship though personal connections to place.

    Soulful Stewardship and a Sense of Place

    How can we inspire more people to care about the places we love?
    How can we foster meaningful, personal connections between people and place?
    How can we cultivate the bond that leads to ownership, stewardship and caring?

    The Soulful Stewardship Method

    Based on 30 years of experience working with the sense of place concept, Erica developed the Soulful Stewardship Method which is a creative, structured process grounded in the philosophy that fostering personal connections to place cultivates caring, which inspires stewardship.

    Erica offfers programs for the public and academic settings, and specializes in working with organizations such as parks, historic sites, land trusts and others whose work involves connecting people and place.

    Each program is customized to enrich your local and regional and personal sense of place. They work equally well in an urban or rural setting and are designed for all levels of experience.

    In addition to her work as a speaker and educator, she also known as an award-winning singer/songwriter, recording and touring artist. Today, music is one of the many tools she uses to connect people to place.  

    Learn more about her journey from aspiring wildlife biologist, to singer/songwriter, to sense-of-place advocate on her Mission and Philosophy page.

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    Partial Client List

    National Park Service
    National Association of State Park Directors
    National Association of State Park Volunteer Coordinators
    National Association for Interpretation
    Land Trust Alliance
    National Religious Partnership for the Environment
    American Horticultural Youth and Garden Symposium
    Social Venture Network
    Teton Science School
    Antioch Graduate School
    The Thoreau Institute

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