Welcome, I'm glad you're here.


 The Universe is an interesting place, and if we take a moment to get present with our existence we can truly tap into how fortunate we are to be here to learn, play, help, and evolve. With this freedom, comes responsibility. We are the main stewards of this Earth and are relied on by many to conserve and preserve our natural resources and traditions. Furthermore, we also rely on nature for our health and well-being. Naturally, I have observed that this relationship works as a symbiotic relationship and the reciprocal healing elements tend to function best from a biomimicry lens where healthy ecosystems are the model for healthy human behavior. With this, Natures Navigation was created as an international multiversity and research institute. We are scientists, artists, visionaries, and are among  those who intrinsically know that everything is interconnected. All of our research, conservation, and education programs offer a balance of  scientific knowledge and historical ecology for a comprehensive experience. 

We teach to and through the heart, the brain, the body, and the spirit. 

With Love and Gratitude, Julie

Julie, Fall in the Rocky Mountains

Julie, Fall in the Rocky Mountains 

Focus Areas

Scientific Research


Science is a way of building knowledge about the universe through tested iterative processes that construct new ideas and illuminate the world around us. 

Ecological Conservation


Conservation ecology is the applied branch of ecology and evolutionary biology that allows us to understand the best practices of management for maintaining the biodiversity and integrity of natural resources.

STEM Education


Nature based education is an educational psychology approach to learning about the natural world through immersion in the natural world that has historically been the way human societies have educated their children.

Historical Ecology


Understanding past and present ecological practices and honoring unique funds of knowledge around our environment is of utmost value for culturally contextual educational design and natural resource management. 

Community Action Projects


Participatory design honors diversity and shows us how people who share a common cultural system organize and shape the physical and social world around them, and are in turn shaped by those ideas, behaviors, and physical environments.



Our body is our temple and our direct connection to how we experience the world. Nature has already written our optimal health plan. Let us honor our body through reverence of the elemental life forces that sustain us. 

We will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.