Digital Field Guides For Experiential Learning Outdoors

A Field Guide To Tropical Rainforest Flora, Fauna And Fungi

Explore the interconnected web of life through native flora, fauna and fungi in the tropical rainforest and grow your ecological awareness with 15 experiential learning challenges.

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Grow Your Ecological Awareness Through Experiential Learning

It’s common today to be able to instantly identify 1000s of corporate brands but only a small number of native plants, birds and mushrooms.

The goal of this experiential learning field guide is to change that.

Rather than buy 4-5 different field guide books that you have to cover around in your backpack, you’ll get everything you need on your smartphone so you can this remarkable device as tool for experiential learning outdoors instead of endless scrolling and passive learning indoors.

Through 15 different experiential learning challenges you’ll become a citizen scientist and amateur naturalist who can identify common flora, fauna and fungi in your local ecosystem.

If you ever been curious about what plants and mushrooms you see in the tropics are edible or medicinal, each species in the digital field guide will include detailed additional information for learning about the taxonomy, medicinal uses and a map of where it grows in the area.

To make building your pattern recognition skills and growing your ecological awareness even easier you’ll get our summaries of the most common wildflowers, plants, trees, birds and mushrooms you will find in the tropical region.

The focus of these digital fields guides is the tropics of the Americas including the Caribbean, Central America and South America. Many of the species covered can also be found in other tropical regions as well as South Florida. Fungi, in particularly, is quite similar from the Amazon to Africa and Southeast Asia.

Whether you want to learn more about your local ecology where you live in the tropics or you’re going on vacation to a tropical destination, these digital field guides will be an indispensable tool for learning about fascinating biodiversity in the tropics.

What You Get In This Experiential Field Guide To Tropical Ecology of Flora, Fauna and Fungi

Flow States And Experiential Learning

1. Flow States And Experiential Learning

Learn how to make learning a fun and playful activity so you can get into immersive states of deep embodiment and flow using the art of gamification with 15 experiential learning practices for using your smartphone to develop your pattern recognition skills and ecological awareness.

2. Identifying Tropical Flora

Learn how to identify over 100 plants that grow in the tropics. Most plants conveniently bloom into eye-catching wildflowers and abundant berries when they are most ripe and high in medicinal alkaloids, tannins and flavonoids that benefit the health of humans and many other species.

Tropical Bird

3. Identifying Tropical Fauna

Get a field guide for identifying over 100 species of mammals, reptiles, fish, butterflies and birds commonly found in the tropics. Whether you’re on the coast or at higher elevations in the mountains, you can identify the species that you discover on your hikes.

4. Identifying Tropical Fungi

Without fungi, there would be no terrestrial life on Planet Earth since they create fertile soil and recycle dead flora and fauna.  Get a field guide to over 100 common mushrooms you will find in the tropics.

Tropical Fungi
Indigenous In The Tropics

5. Indigenous Reconciliation

Learn about the cognitive biases and limitations of the Western secular materialist worldview and the importance of reconciling modern scientific knowledge with the spiritual ecology of local indigenous peoples and their ancient kinship worldview.

In addition, all participants will get these 3 bonuses for continued lifelong learning.

These digital fields guide are designed to be a catalyst to light your curiosity and inspires you to spend this spring/summer learning about local flora, fauna and fungi.

Everyone who attends will get 3 additional guides for lifelong learning.

1. Flow Triggers Guide

Learn about the basics of flow psychology and how to use 20 flow triggers across 5 key areas (mindset, goals, creativity, environment and social triggers) to increase focus and enter immersive flow states with zero distractions.

2. Facilitating Group Flow

Get our cheatsheet with the 10 principles of group flow so you can learn to facilitate more engaging and interactive group learning experiences with your friends and family.

3. Mindful Birdwatching Guide

Discover the amazing world of bird language and how to meditate effortlessly by listening to spring birdsongs with the practice of mindful birdwatching.

What Previous Participants Have Said

I signed up for the Mindful Ecology workshop last January 30th, and it was an awesome experience. I always love walking in nature, and due to my busy schedule, I mostly go alone and sometimes with family and friends. Nature brings clarity and wholeness that many of us miss with indoor-oriented lives.

The walking meditation experience was beautiful and powerful, and it helped me realign and reconnect to the natural rhythms of our earth.

Kyle was a fantastic guide, and I appreciated his insights and gentle way of sharing his knowledge with the group.

I highly recommend it and look forward to future walking meditation events.

F. Sandoval

My experience at the mindful ecology workshop with Kyle was a great introduction into a vast new world of connections. The workshop was ideal for every level, as Kyle catered to the unique interests of all individuals that day. Kyle has a depth of knowledge that spans beyond pure mushroom ecology which creates a very dynamic experience. We were able to find many different species of mushrooms and identify them with Kyle's expertise. Kyle also provided a dense list of references and review from the session so there was no pressure to take notes and tons of resources to consult after the session! The forest meditation was an awesome experience and one that I have added to my meditation practices and can practice on my own. Kyle did a fantastic job making a connection with everyone and ensuring all questions were answered. He is so knowledgable on so many topics that he is able to add context to the geographic location, the ecology of the forest and even some anthropologic history. All around a fantastic experience that I would recommend to everyone regardless of their level of mushroom knowledge/interest.

Brittany B.

I had a really great experience with the edible and medicinal plant/mushroom workshop with Kyle. He was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information with us. I would definitely be interested in more sessions!

I went on one of Kyle's meditation and ecology workshops in a local forest last fall and I was immediately hooked. Kyle not only chose a beautiful place to learn and meet like minded people, but has the education and charisma that left me more curious and has peaked my interest in mushrooms not only as a chef but for their amazing medicinal properties and their pivotal part in food sustainability. Kyle is engaged, entertaining and open minded. I could go on and on about going to this workshop I don't know what I expected but it was a great way to spend a Sunday morning and would recommend participating in anything Kyle has to offer because his passion about mushrooms is magnetic!

Dana M.

I loved every minute of the workshop. I found Kyle to be very informative and engaging, especially when it came to your knowledge of history. The workshop further piqued my interest in mycology and I really appreciated how you hung around afterwards to answer questions and share more stories. You can really tell how passionate you are about your work, which made the workshop even more rewarding. I highly recommend it to anyone. 10/10!

Christina N.

About The Instructor

Kyle Pearce is a certified instructor in mindfulness, somatic breathwork and flow state psychology.

He has a B.A. in History from the University of Victoria with a specialization in ancient civilizations and the history of the modern world.

He began teaching forest meditation and eco-mindfulness workshops in 2016 in Stanley Park in his home of Vancouver, Canada and since then has led mindful hiking adventures and retreats all over the world.

He has a lifelong fascination with mushrooms and got into foraging for edible and medicinal mushrooms with the Vancouver Mycology Society. He has led over 15 mushroom identification workshops in Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia.

He has run an online education company promoting self-education as a way to learn 21st century digital skills since 2011 and this has given him the freedom to work remotely and travel the world studying animism, meditation and ancient wisdom traditions all over the world.

Mindful Ecotourism grew out of his passion for how experiential learning and group storytelling outdoors can be a catalyst for growing ecological awareness and building grassroots community that can address climate change and biodiversity loss locally.

Digital Field Guides For Experiential Learning Outdoors

A Field Guide To Tropical Rainforest Flora, Fauna And Fungi

Explore the interconnected web of life through native flora, fauna and fungi in the tropical rainforest and grow your ecological awareness with 15 experiential learning challenges.

Get everything for only $17 — Less than the cost of a single field guidebook.

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Tropical Rainforest

About The Tropical Ecosystem

The tropics are regions of Earth that lie roughly in the middle of the globe. The tropics between the latitude lines of the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.

In the Americas, you will find the tropical ecosystem in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

There are only two tropical seasons: the wet season and the dry season. Naturally, the wet season is much better for seeing the full diversity of flora and fungi.