Oika refers to the inherent intelligence of natural systems. While human intelligence is an integral part of nature, many of us have become intellectually separated from nature and thus humanity has collectively become harmful to the biosphere. This disconnect is now reflected back as environmental, social and political disease.
The Oika Academy is an attempt to realign humanity with the intelligence of the Earth’s planetary systems. We teach people how to cultivate a new, mutually beneficial relationship with nature and are currently creating a professional certification program that is responsive across a spectrum of human domains.
Oika certification signifies that a graduate has a fundamental suite of knowledge and capacities (ecological systems dynamics) in order to both operate with and communicate Oikan intelligence within their chosen career OR in a new category of career as an Oika Instructor.
The first three modules constitute the core curriculum of the Oika experience. These are the universal teachings and practices of ecological intelligence that should be available to all earthlings. These ideas are offered to anyone who seeks them for “personal and planetary good.”
|A student's rendition of the Oika Process (By Chari)|
Science Path: The Science Path is for those who seek apply the principles and practices of systems intelligence within professional science careers such as practicing scientists, science teachers and nature-interpretive fields. Science Path Oika students complete their Module 4 immersion experience with specifically designed course content in a venue and setting appropriate to their profession (i.e. fieldstations, science centers, natural history museums, etc.).