GATHER is a way for expectant parents and new parents to “meet”, make connections, and build community. There are 3 touchpoints for connection:
Natural Resources classes for birth + parenting
Many of your classmates will be in your GATHER community
A closed, dedicated social network group
A safe and intimate space to ask questions and connect online
Outdoor, physically-distanced GATHERings
Sometimes it's nice to meet IRL :) Meetings are at local parks, at your discretion
Who is GATHER for?
GATHER is for families who have purchased a Natural Resources Membership or have take classes at Natural Resources*. The idea is that in “normal” times while taking our classes in person, you'd meet, chat, and hang out with other parents building a community that would be meaningful after baby is born. GATHER is a way for you to make those connections during the time of COVID-19. We will invite class attendees to join.
*at least one class or group must be a for fee offering
How Does GATHER Work?
You will join our Private Social Media Network, called GATHER. You can write posts, ask questions, create polls, etc. Within GATHER you have the opportunity to join smaller “Communities” with others who have something in common with you (classes, neighborhood, birth month, etc).
Members of the Communities are able to schedule and attend In Real Life, socially distant GATHERings.
Participation in the IRL GATHERINGS is optional. Each GATHERing will have a 10 person max. We will schedule occassional GATHERings and encourage the members of the community to meet up in your own neighborhoods, with your classmates and community.