Visit the Wolf College to hear stories, make a menagerie of useful and fun, hands-on projects and learn about the natural world around us. Wolf College activities and lectures are complimentary with admission to the convention (see below for prices or see http://www.washhomeschool.org/convention/convention.html for all the details).
Friday morning, you’ll learn how to spin natural materials into strong rope that can be used for lashing together a survival shelter, making fishing line, repairing a broken backpack and more. Next we’ll teach you how to make insulative grass mats that will protect you from losing precious body heat when sitting on the ground. You can take it home to use for yourself or give as a gift.
In the afternoon, Chris Chisholm will give a presentation about the fascinating natural wonderland right outside your door including ideas for fun family activities. Then you’ll learn about the many uses of cattails (food, medicine and more) while weaving their leaves into a small coaster or hot pan holder to take home.
10:00 Family Activity - Making Rope
11:00 Family Activity - Grass Mats
1:00 Parent Presentation - Natural Science Backyard Journey
3:00 Family Activity - Weaving Cattails
4:00Family Activity – Plant Bingo
Saturday morning, learn how to use a map and compass (we have an easy, 4-step process!), or natural materials and nature itself to find North, South, East and West.
Stay to hear Chris Chisholm talk about the fascinating natural wonderland right outside your door including ideas for fun family activities . After lunchtime, explore our animal tracking mystery where you learn the signs of different animal families, practice moving how they move and look for clues to determine what happened. We’ll end the day with a rousing game of plant bingo where you’ll learn all about how to identify and use many of our native plants in order to win!
10:00 Family Activity - Navigation, Direction & Compass for All Ages
11:00 Family Activity - Plant Bingo
12:30 Parent Presentation - Natural Science Backyard Journey
2:00 Family Activity - Animal Tracking Mystery
Convention Admission Prices - CASH OR CHECK ONLY! (although the Wolf College will also have recommended outdoor education books and gear for sale and can take credit cards)
Free Parking. Pay at the Door - No Pre-Registration
WHO Members + Family*
1 Day Free
Join today for $30
WHO Members + Family 2nd Day $10.00 Adult - Age 18+ $20 - Each Day Child - Age 6-17 $5 Age 0 - 5 FREE Family* Non-Member 1 Day $40 Family* Non-Member 2 Day $50