New Class Starts in September
Wilderness Classes for kids
Classes on Thursdays and Fridays
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.
Clay Coyotes and Deer clan Groups
Dates: Starts April 6- June 8
Overnight option for Deer Clan June 8-9(additional 70.00 cost)
Cost: Sliding scale 450-600
Dates: April 14- June 2
Cost: Sliding scale 325-550
Location for all classes: The Bioreserve- http://www.thebioreserve.org/
2023 Calendar of Events
Rediscovering Our Roots Adult course
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 8 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.
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!
Ages- 16 and up
Locations- Albany, NY and the greater capital district
Monthly classes, Sept. thru June
Bring a friend, get 15% off your tuition.
This 4 week program takes kids through the whole process of maple sugaring. From drilling and tapping the trees, to boiling the sap down to yummy edibles, there's no nature magic quite like making maple syrup!
They will also get to make their own wooden Sumac spiles, do some Maple sugar science and bring home some maple treats for the family
Dates: Feb. 16, 23 Mar. 2, 9
Location: The Bioreserve
Cost:180-260 (sliding scale)
Date: sunday mornings
Location: email for details