Deep Ecology group offers classes |

Deep Ecology group offers classes

Now’s the time to sign up for a series of three summer classes presented by the Nevada City-based Sierra Nevada Deep Ecology Institute.

Course work ranges from participating in rituals based on American Indian teachings to helping eradicate nonnative riparian plants alongside the South Yuba River to getting students to explore personal hopes for our planet.

The classes are:

— Wilderness Immersion and Deep Ecology Weekend, June 7-9. Includes meditation, solo time, American Indian ritual and ceremony. Instructors are Marge Kaiser and Jim Kuhn.

— Watershed Restoration Field Weekend, June 21-23. Includes monitoring techniques and restoration projects on the Yuba. Instructors are Lynell Garfield, Fraser Schilling, John Olmsted.

— Touching the Heart of Earth Experiential Weekend, June 28 30. Students will explore their ecological and social concerns. Instructors are Nory Fussell and Linda Seeley.

The courses can be used as college credit for independent study or continuing education.

Cost is $199, which includes meals, lodging and course materials. For more Information, call 265-6649, visit the Web site at, or e-mail

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