Capital District Wildlife Tracking Club
First Sunday of the Month
Free (Donations are accepted)
We will visit a variety of locations and habitats including some right on the edge of cities.
Email to request notifications on dates and locations
2021 Wilderness Classes for kids
Now on Thursdays and 10 weeks!
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
Clay Coyotes and Deer clan Groups
Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 23- Dec. 2(no class Thanksgiving week)
NEW - Dec. 3(Optional)- Night camp to replace the overnight.
See details below
Cost: Sliding scale 400-600
Location: The Bioreserve- http://www.thebioreserve.org/
Night Camp: To give participants something special in lieu of our
traditional overnight option, we will have an evening of Tamakoce fun!
-Dinner over a Fire
-Barterthon(nature items trading session)
This Class Is Full. Registration is Closed
2021-22 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.