Winter Tracking Intensive 2022
Dates: Feb. 19, 26 Mar. 6, 12
Cost: 400.00 per person 15% discount if you bring a friend
Wilderness Classes for kids
Now 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: Mar. 31- June 9 (no class April 21)
Cost: Sliding scale 400-600
Dates: April 1- May 27 (no class April 15)
Cost: Sliding scale 325-550
Location for all classes: The Bioreserve- http://www.thebioreserve.org/
2022 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- Grafton, NY and Albany, NY
Monthly classes, Sept. thru June
Series - 850.00
3 payments- 290 .00
Bring a friend, get 15% off your tuition.
Animal Tracking on The Rensselaer Plateau
Date: Feb. 27th
Ages: Adult centered, children welcome
Location: Grafton NY
Register at: Rensselaer Plateau Alliance
Animals and Habitat Corridors
The fragmentation of habitat puts a huge stress on birds and mammals. Protected areas such as The Bioreserve provide space and connectivity for these creatures to move, breed, migrate, nest and raise young without the human intrusions that threaten their existence.
Come wander the fields and ravines of the Bioreserve, located just on the edge of downtown Albany. This secret garden of wildness provides habitat for diverse species of birds, mammals and reptiles. Learn how to identify the animal inhabitants through the tracks and sign they leave behind and get a glimpse into their daily lives and routines.
Date: Feb. 20
Time: 9:30- 3:00
Ages: Adult centered, but families welcome
Location: The Bioreserve, Glenmont NY
Cost: Public-50.00, Seniors and Students- 25, Kids under 12 free
Tracking at Dyken Pond
Date: Jan. 30
Location: Grafton NY
Register at Dyken Pond
Date: Mar. 13th
Location: email for details
Registration for Thursday Classes is Now Closed