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Our Natural Connections – 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Workshop

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

**Masks will be required at all in-person workshops.**

Our Natural Connections Workshop Series

September 18th – 6th, 7th, & 8th grade workshop

October 23rd – 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade workshop

November 20th – K, 1st, & 2nd grade workshop

In solidarity with the Community Emergence Series initiated by Kalamazoo Nature Center

In this writing workshop series youth will discuss and explore our relationships with the natural world.

We’ll start with big questions like: How are we connected to the earth? What separates us? What can we learn from the animals and organisms we’re in community with?

Through group discussion and individual writing time, we’ll dive deeper in the direction(s) of participants’ interests.


If you’re new to RAWK, it’s been awhile since you RAWKed, or your information has changed, please complete this registration form:

thematic workshops fall 2021

Student Information

Student's Gender Pronouns *
(check any that apply to your identity)

Participation Info

The safety and well-being of our students and their families is of the utmost importance. As we continue to move and adapt to Covid-19 we want to offer engagement in terms that work best for young people, and we recognize that plans may have to shift quickly.
We aim to have an In-person workshop, with optional virtual participation. How will Student participate? *
In the event that we can only hold the workshop virtually, will Student still want to participate? *

Parent/Guardian 1 Information

This is the address where your book will be delivered
Is Parent/Guardian 1 the student's primary residence? *
(000) 000-0000
Please provide an email you use regularly.

Parent 2 Information

Is Parent/Guardian 2 the student's primary residence?
(000) 000-0000

Emergency Information

Parents/Guardians will always be our immediate contacts, please provide an additional contact in the event we are not able to reach parents/guardians.
Emergency Care Authorization *
In the event of serious accident or injury, every effort will be made to contact a parent or guardian. Because I understand that a situation could arise when first aid and/or emergency treatment may be necessary and I cannot be reached, I hereby authorize Read and Write Kalamazoo personnel to make provisions for treatment with the appropriate medical personnel or facility. I also understand that in the event my student (who is under the age of 18) needs to be taken to an emergency room, they will be taken to Bronson via ambulance (as Borgess does not provide pediatric emergency services).
Typing your name here is a digital signature confirming your response to the above Emergency Care Authorization.

Other Information

Please inform us of any allergies or health concerns (including any and all medications) which may be pertinent to our time with your student. If student will have medication with them (inhalers, EpiPens, etc.), a form must be completed onsite.
RAWK involves working in large and small groups, one-on-one interactions, giving and receiving feedback, reading aloud, and active listening. Please provide us with any special information you feel would help us create a safe and supportive environment for your student, both in-person and virtually.
Media Release *
I permit Read and Write Kalamazoo to take photographs, audio, and video recording of my student for the explicit purpose of chronicling, promoting, and celebrating the RAWK program. I understand that any media taken of my student taken during RAWK programming will not be used by anyone not affiliated with Read and Write Kalamazoo.
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Data Collection & Reporting

We strive to serve our diverse community. Please share more about your family to help us assess and improve our community connection as well as report information anonymously to funders. This information will be kept completely confidential.
Does Household qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch?

If you’ve RAWKed with us in the past year, you can complete this abbreviated registration form:

The registration period is now closed.


October 16
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Read and Write Kalamazoo
802 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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