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.
How can we inspire more people to care about the places we love?
Soulful Stewardship and a Sense of Place
How can we foster meaningful, personal connections between people and place?
How can we cultivate the bond that leads to ownership, stewardship and caring?
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.
The Soulful Stewardship Method
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.
National Park Service
Partial Client List
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
Watch Erica's TEDx Talk : To Know Who You Are, Know Where You Are
Watch this 4 minute introductory video: