Gary Ferguson

Best-selling science writer and keynote speaker, Gary Ferguson, began his career chronicling the tracks humans leave in nature. Today, though, the author who Publishers Weekly calls “ever-evocative” says he’s working “to portray the tracks nature leaves in us.” Ferguson’s most recent book, Full Ecology – Repairing Our Relationship with the Natural World is co-authored with his wife, Mary M. Clare. Ferguson’s The Eight Master Lessons of Nature, published by Penguin Random House in late 2019 served as the ground for Full Ecology, and has gained substantial acclaim throughout the U.S. and across the world. Eight Master Lessons shines a powerful new light on the dazzling processes that nourish the creative powers of nature. And further, what these processes have to teach us about how we can better navigate our own lives. Learn more…

Mary Clare

From Oregon, Texas, California, Georgia, Nebraska, and now Montana, Mary M Clare, Ph.D., brings her lifelong passion for the natural world together with a 30-year career as a social and cultural psychologist. Most recently, she has co-authored with Gary Ferguson the book Full Ecology – Repairing Our Relationship with the Natural World, a book that teaches us to take heart in our kinship with nature as we work to confront the climate crisis. A fellow in the American Psychological Association with over 100 scholarly articles and three books, Mary has worked in collaboration with Tribal Leaders, migrant farm workers, National Park Service leadership, teachers & school administrators, and thousands of graduate students preparing to be community leaders. Mary opens doorways for considering how the natural world around and inside of us can be tapped as a guiding force for more contented and fruitful lives. Her spirited insights and techniques help people revive their natural capacities for sustaining creative relationships and drawing on deep resilience in troubling times. Learn more…

 

Together

Gary & Mary have joined forces to create what they call Full Ecology and in spring of 2021, published Full Ecology – Repairing Our Relationship with the Natural World available in bookstores (please consider independent booksellers) and through the publisher Heyday Books. Their riveting keynote addresses, workshops and retreats are grounded in an innovative blend of cutting-edge biology, storytelling and social science. Offered internationally, these programs are designed to help us step into living more deeply. With intelligence, resilience, and renewed comfort with wild improvisation. Answering the world’s invitation to reclaim our human nature.

We would love to hear from you. Please reach out with questions about bookings and workshops – virtual or in-person. Or simply write us with queries about the Full Ecology of your relationships, your work, your life.

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