march, 2020

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wed18mar3:30 pm5:30 pmCricket Call: Songs in Nature, for youth ages 8-103:30 pm - 5:30 pm announced upon registrationAge:YouthCost:Cost/Fee Registration Deadline (if applicable): March 14th

Event Details


Cricket Call is an experiential and nature-based program, supporting youth to connect with themselves, each other, and the land through singing together outside.

8 Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30

March 18th-May13th (with spring break on April 22nd)

There is music in the land, and we’re a part of it! The freshly thawed stream is a chorus of dancing voices, the woodpeckers drum their rhythms throughout the woods, the silky voice of the robin lilts from the top of the tree and another responds. In this program we will tune our ears to the world around us as spring begins to wake, and we will celebrate our own voices as they intertwine with the songs of the land. When does the wren sing, and why? What does the aspen tree sing about? Can our voices make the sound of the creek? What does it feel like to sing with friends? What is the tune of the feeling inside of us at the end of the day? We will play and explore, learn old songs and create new ones from our adventures. We will practice saying “yes!” to our creativity, strengthening our confidence to share ourselves with the world. 


Sliding scale $48- $112. Please pay whatever is affordable and generous for you. Working together in this way we can accommodate our various economic realities. We will not turn anyone away for lack of funds—please ask us about other options if the cost is prohibitive for you.

Enroll here! We will be capping the program at 7 kids.

Further details and location will be sent upon registration.


Red Oak Youth Project is committed to supporting youth to know themselves in the context of the greater web that they are a part of, seeing and thinking for themselves with an understanding of our interconnectedness in a world that asks us evermore to do so. In the day-to-day, this means supporting children to build relationship with the natural world, each other, and themselves, through meaningful play and exploration. Through time outside, we believe that youth are aided in their primary work of sensory development in ways for which the human body has been wired for millennia, integrally supporting them in their ability to predict and orient, and become more emotionally stable and resilient. By building familiarity with neighbors of all kinds, we hope to help youth to discover a sense of unquestionable belonging.

This spring’s programs will be run by Ida Rotto, joined by guest mentors from the Decorah area.

To find out about our other spring and summer offerings or for more information, contact us at 563.382.4281, email, or follow the link below.


(Wednesday) 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


announced upon registration

Registration Deadline (if applicable)

March 14th