Antinanco Earth Arts School is a coalition of teachers and community leaders committed to preserving traditional and indigenous knowledge, and providing public access to education beyond the classroom walls through nature experiences, hands-on projects, international cultural exchange programs and environmental conservation projects. We teach practical earth-based skills, arts, mindfulness, arts, non-conflict resolution, emotional empowerment and team building. We provide and promote all types of education about the Earth, its inhabitants and ecosystems, educating about the impact of our actions on the surrounding environment. We support local and indigenous communities through education and direct relief, both financial and in-kind.
Our Key Programs:
Support of Native American Communities through crisis relief and educational programs;
Nature Skills, Building and Community Service Programs for Children and Adults. The Program commenced with two one-day clinics in 2015. Currently, we offer 20 domestic and 6 international programs annually, catering to about 500 children per year;
Solar Energy Projects and Education. Since inception, we have been involved in a number of community projects providing expertise and hands-on assistance with transforming boats, vans and pop-up campers into off-grid platforms with solar panels and rain-water collection systems.
We also provide education clean energy sources, helping to develop understanding on how to formulate needs and set priorities, address safety issues and learn basics of electricity and solar energy;
Bring Back the American Chestnut Tree Project. We planted our first 25 American Chestnut trees in Emmaus, PA in 2018, and 82 more trees in Mt. Olive, NJ and Bangor, PA in 2019. Our goal is to work continuously on restoring the American Chestnut species to its native range and restore the specific function provided by the tree to the East Coast ecosystems that evolved with it. We hold children’s education around this Project encouraging them to plant trees and record their observations. We are hoping to plant at least 50 additional trees in 2020.
by Mary Jane P. from Bangor, PA(September 8, 2020)
Columcille Inc partners with Antinanco Earth Arts School on projects-in-common such as the Chestnut Tree Project. Forty trees were planted at Columcille in 2019, a joint project led by Antinanco. Over 30 volunteers attended including a Boy Scout troop. The trees are flourishing, considered a success by all.