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a thrive 2100

Education for the 22nd Century
Adaptive Intelligence for Effective Action


Connection And Regeneration Education
& Prosocial Action Communities

Global experiences
Adaptive intelligence...

A collaborative and Transformative education and action project

Thrive 2100 Experiences have been happening worldwide for over 25 years. These experiences focus on connecting young people from all walks of life with the natural world and regenerative cultural spaces . By participating in these experiences, thousands of students have developed skills that foster prosocial adaptive intelligence as a living practice, toward realizing a future where all can thrive.

The Global CarePac Project emerged from these Thrive 2100 Experiences and 7 years of research conducted at Royal Roads University and the University of Western Ontario in Canada. The goal has been to  redesign the Thrive 2100 Experiences as collaborative living labs. A diverse team of teachers, trainee teachers, interns and mentors, who have engaged with Elders and experts through Global CarePac courses and community projects, will create these updated and more effective collaborative living lab experiences.

These teams will be joined by local community organizers, pooling their knowledge, passion, and expertise to establish temporary, connected, and regenerative pop-up communities each year in Spain, Canada, Thailand and Belize. These month-long sessions will be experiential educational spaces and action hubs for school and university students.


The ultimate aim? To inspire ongoing improvements and scalable iterations of living, workable communities that can thrive into the next century. Elders, universities, schools, ecosocial businesses, scholar/activists, nature connection students, and regenerative communities are invited to join the project as parcipants and sponsoring organizations. Building on the inspirational work of leaders in the fields of regenerative practice, adaptive intelligence and deep nature connection, we hope you will join us in bringing this knowledge, skills and experience to students around the world.

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Elders, Universities, Schools, Ecosocial Businesses, Scholar/Activists, Nature Connection Students, Regenerative Communities

Navigating the Rivers of Change together

Achieving our goals through the strength of diversities in genius, experience, passion, ideas


common goals
joining together

Elinor Ostrom: Governing the Commons

2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
“It was long unanimously held among economists that natural resources that were collectively used by their users would be over-exploited and destroyed in the long-term. Elinor Ostrom disproved this idea by conducting field studies on how people in small, local communities manage shared natural resources,
such as pastures, fishing waters, and forests. She showed that when natural resources are jointly used by their users, in time, rules are established for how these are to be cared for and used in a way that is both economically and ecologically sustainable.” (Nobel Prize, 2009)

Research shows that successful groups managing common resources begin by fostering a strong group identity & understanding of purpose - Identifying what matters to the group and why they are a group.

Joining together around common goals is therefore our first step as groups of Elders, universities, schools, ecosocial businesses, scholar/activists, nature connection students, and regenerative communities, uniting in a project dedicated to the youth and next generations.

Joining the Global Connections Foundation course will allow you to discover how this project can work for you


  • Common goals

    • Tracking Smiles: The 7 rivers toward a thriving future. Protector, Provider, Student, Teacher

  • Joining together

    • Prosociality without aggression: entering the gap, treaties, alliances, and partnerships

  • Building our capacity to thrive

    • Nature Awareness: Journeys to connection​ Co-creating a prosocial action plan

  • Prosocial action

    • Diversity without division: Navigating the rivers of change​. Regenerative economies within planetary boundaries​



Adaptive Intelligence
for Effective Action

Our world can thrive into the 22nd Century
if we learn and take action together to make it happen

  • What is Adaptive Intelligence?                                                                                    Adaptive intelligence centers around the idea that intelligence fundamentally involves adapting to our environment. It’s not just about individual survival; it extends to the well-being of others across generations. Adaptive intelligence comprises several interconnected skills and attitudes:

    • Analytical Intelligence: The ability to analyze problems and situations logically.

    • Creative Intelligence: The capacity to generate innovative solutions and think in novel ways.

    • Practical Intelligence: The skill to apply knowledge effectively in real-world contexts.

    • Wisdom-Based Intelligence: Drawing on the accumulated wisdom of connected and regenerative cultures around the world .

    • A Multigenerational Goal: Adaptive intelligence is a group level egalitarian practice driven by collective wisdom. Its goal extends from immediate survival needs toward thriving across generations.


  • Local and Global Aspects of Adaptation

    • Local Level: Over thousands of years, communities across the world have developed regenerative and connected cultures adapted to local environments and social realities that have thrived for millenia. Collaborating with Elders and mentors from these communities, learning the principles and cultural elements of connection and regeneration practices, will benefit communities that are on a degenerative trajectory.

    • Global Scale: Effectively approaching global environmental and social challenges will require utilizing our adaptive intelligence as groups working with other groups guided by connected and regenerative wisdom and focussed on the long term goal.


  •  Success at Different Levels

    • Individual Level:​ Successful intelligence involves setting and achieving personally meaningful goals within our cultural context.​​

    • Group Level: Success here means understanding prosocial structures and systems - how societies function for the common good.

    • Global Level: Our success lies in applying our creative, analytical, and practical intelligences; integrating prosocial structures, local wisdom, and forward-thinking strategies toward ensuring a thriving 22nd century.

Adaptive intelligence is about more than individual smarts; it’s a collective endeavor that spans generations, cultures, and ecosystems. By nurturing adaptive intelligence, we can shape a regenerative and thriving world into the next century. 

Sternberg, R. J. (in press-a).  Adaptive intelligence.  New York: Cambridge University Press

the program


Nature Connection

Earth Regeneration

The core routines of nature connection, tracking, awareness, and life skills, are learning habits that benefit all of us and our communities.


Prosocial Connection

Community Regeneration

'Prosocial' refers to a concern for the welfare of others and society as a whole.  The prosocial partnership model is built on a culturally evolved capacity for group success.


Universal Connection

Human Regeneration

1. Creates brave spaces to ask honest questions and hear different ideas & opinions
2. Draws the best from multiple perspectives to foster innovative problem-solvers.

initiating team

Dr. David Krieger EdD

International Education

Project Director

Seraphine Appel

MA Political Philosophy 

Network Manager

Hwiemtun/Fred Roland  

Cultural Ambassador & Elder 

Program Advisor

Tashmyra Crowe MEd 

Montessori teacher 

Program Director

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