At the Little Niangua Nature Cabin, we make it easy to discover the Ozark sights, sounds, textures, aromas and, maybe some tastes that nature has to offer. You wake up to the sounds of cardinals, titmice, downy woodpeckers and wrens just outside your window. If you listen closely, you hear barred owls making their nocturnal hoots! On clear nights, the milky way is clearly visible from the wrap around deck !
You can see our mindset through some of our favorite authors, including St. Benedict of Nursia, who said, “listen with the ear of your heart.” Steve Van Meter, author of “Acclimatizing and Acclimatization”, who advised, “Good teachers don’t teach, they create exciting learning environments,” and Richard Louv, who coined the term “Nature-Deficit Disorder” explained, “reducing that deficit, healing the broken bond between our young and nature – is in our self-interest, not only because aesthetics or justice demands it, but also because our mental, physical, and spiritual health depends upon it,” (p. 3 of the introduction to his book, “Last Child in the Woods”).