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Education

Sharing life teachings of earth, culture, and spirit is at the very heart of what we do.

Tara's education efforts enhance our students and guests sense of place, awareness of "land as community," and understanding of the Indigenous concept "all my relations." Our retreats offer a place of respite, good counsel, and rejuvenation of the spirit for all community members. They also provide opportunities for field studies and immersive educational experiences for school groups, teachers, and college students, as well as other organizations aligned with our mission. This serves our larger vision of "Earth Peace" - bringing more harmony to our human interface with the planet. 

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Reaching the Individual

The Beaver Island Archipelago is a goldmine for field studies on biology and ecology, and students have also utilized the island to gain experience with sustainability initiatives, climate adaptation, nonprofit management, community outreach, history, and culture. Tara's Meadow can work with academic advisors or students on an individual basis to craft unique experiences tailored to your learning needs. 

What services does Tara's Meadow provide?

Are lodgings and accommodations are available?

Reaching the Group

The Beaver Island Archipelago is a goldmine for field studies on biology and ecology, and students have also utilized the island to gain experience with sustainability initiatives, climate adaptation, nonprofit management, community outreach, history, and culture. Tara's Meadow can work with academic advisors or students on an individual basis to craft unique experiences tailored to your learning needs. 

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What group opportunities are available?

What is experiential education?

Reaching the Community

The Beaver Island Archipelago is a goldmine for field studies on biology and ecology, and students have also utilized the island to gain experience with sustainability initiatives, climate adaptation, nonprofit management, community outreach, history, and culture. Tara's Meadow can work with academic advisors or students on an individual basis to craft unique experiences tailored to your learning needs. 

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FORMER INTERN

As a student and graduate, Sara Millies-Lucke selected Beaver Island for her research and completed her thesis on renewable energy, observing that rural areas are often left out of the sustainability conversation. 

Tara's Meadow is proud to serve as a site for nature-based experiential education for individuals, couples, schools and colleges, and other groups. We offer opportunities for students to study island history, biology, and ecosystems - as well as sustainability and cultural resilience - while providing young people with unique and meaningful mentorship connections. 

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WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY

Seamus demonstrated great compassion and understanding, as well as skill in clarifying a particular issue. He patiently tolerated the unfolding of my awareness and inner struggles, and was accepting of my confusion and discomfort. He enthusiastically shared his wisdom and strategies, such as the 3-fold Path.

Susan, Occupational Therapist