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New Class Starts in September

Winter Tracking Intensive 2022

Dates: Feb. 19, 26    Mar. 6, 12

Cost: 400.00 per person       15% discount if you bring a friend

Times:8:30- 4:00

                                    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

Ages: 8-17

Day: Thursday

Dates: Mar. 31- June 9 (no class April 21)

Cost:  Sliding scale 400-600


Red Efts

Ages: 5-7

Day: Friday

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

                 Ancestral Ways

 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!

And More!

Ages- 16 and up        


Locations- Grafton, NY and Albany, NY


Monthly classes, Sept. thru June


Overnight challenge



      Series - 850.00

      3 payments- 290 .00


Bring a friend, get 15% off your tuition.


Time- 9:00-4:30











Animal Tracking on The Rensselaer Plateau

Date: Feb. 27th

Time: 9:00-3:30

Ages: Adult centered, children welcome

Location: Grafton NY

Cost: 40.00

Register at: Rensselaer Plateau Alliance




Animals and Habitat Corridors

Wildlife 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

Time: 9:30-1:30

Ages: 10-up

Location: Grafton NY

Register at Dyken Pond

Date: Mar. 13th

Time: 9:00-12:30

Location: email for details

Tracking Club

Registration for Thursday Classes is Now Closed

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