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                                          2020 Fall Wilderness Classes

Drop off nature immersion classes in Albany, NY. Three age groups are available.

Please note on the registration form which class you are signing up for. 

 

Due to Covid 19, new safety protocols are being implemented.

All participants must agree to abide by all the protocols.

Please review the Covid Protocols Document

 

Duration: 6 weeks

Dates: Sept. 23-Oct. 28

Weekly: Every Wednesday

Time:

Ages 8-11 will be offered a half day class. Two options are available.

Please choose only one as they are designed to keep group size low

and exposure to a minimum. For this group you can choose

the 9:00-12:30 time slot or 1:00-4:30 time slot. Please note your preference

on your registration.

Tuition: 150-250 sliding scale                             

 

Ages 12-17 will have a full day class. 9:30-3:30

Tuition: 225-325

 

                                 Location: The Bioreserve- http://www.thebioreserve.org/

 



 

  2020 Calendar of Events

Ancestral Ways: Reclaiming Our Past

If you’ve ever felt drawn to a waterfall, mountain range, serene lake, or boundless prairie,  you’ve experienced  “Biophilia”.  A reflexive response to our evolutionary relationship to nature.  Yes, we are part of nature!  Though modern civilization, over the last 5 thousand years, has moved us further and further apart. Still we find ourselves drawn to connect with the natural world.

We will meet one saturday per month for 10 months. Each day of this course will bring you back into that original relationship. As we gather our food, build our shelters, craft our clothes and containers and re-learn to  speak the language of nature, we will experience the kind of connectedness that our ancestors new for 100,000 ’s of years!      

 

 

 

Activities will include:

Friction Fire- create a 'bow drill' kit of your own and learn fire making freedom

Food gathering - Identify, harvest, process and eat wild plant foods from the land

Food prep- learn the oldest ways to process and preserve foods for long term storage

Primitive cooking- How do we cook in our primitive camp? Try multiple methods of primitive cooking

Tool and Container crafting- stone points, knives, and axes. Bark baskets, wooden spoons and bowls to aid our wild living!

Shelters- Try various forms of shelter building that can keep us dry and warm in  the wild.

 

 

 

 

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Hide tanning- Transform a fresh deer hide into a supple, durable and comfortable leather for garments, bags and cordage

Clothing making- Take that deer hide and create a useful and beautiful accessory to your primitive living kit

Animal Tracking- Learn the basics of deciphering the sign and tracks left by animals.

Bird Language- unlock this secret worldwide communication system 

Nature Immersion- become a part of the landscape through deep observation and exprience

Story Telling- Experience the most ancient form of wisdom sharing. And it's FUN too!

And More!

Ages- 16 and up        

 

Locations- Grafton, NY and Albany, NY

 

Monthly classes, Sept. thru June

 

Overnight challenge

 

Cost:

      Series - 850.00

      3 payments- 290 .00

     

Bring a friend, get 20% off your tuition.

 

Time- 9:00-4:30

 

Dates for 2019:  9/19, 10/24, 11/21, 12/19

Only 2020 dates are shown due to unknown covid circumstances. Meetings will almost always all on the 3rd Saturday of the month

     

Materials and food for overnight included    

                       

 

 

 Dates- TBA

 

Location- TBA

Unlock the secrets of the forest in this Wildlife Tracking Intensive. In this joint venture with Flying Deer Nature Center, participants will get a deep and detailed insight into what stories the tracks of an animal can tell. Through 2 days and nights of lecture and field work, everyone will walk away with a rich understanding of the various methods used to positively identify, interpret and communicate the findings in the tracks they encounter.

 

Topics covered will include:
  -Track id   - Gaits   - Bones & Feathers  -Life cycles   -Habitat use  - Telling the story   -History  -How to use local ecology to anticipate animal movement    - How to properly use measurements
                               All this will be done while following the trails of bobcat, deer, fox, rabbit, coyote and more!

Other 2020-21 Animal Tracking Events

Capital District WildlifeTracking Club 

Monthly, 3rd Sunday of the month

Dates: 9/27, 10/18, 11/22, 12/20, 1/17

Time: 9-12

Cost: Donations

Ages:10 and up

 

 

 

 

 

             

             

Winter Tracking Intensive  2021

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