Hi, I'm Rob Remedi, the organizer for Wilderness Skills School. Since there's been a recent change in organizer status, I'd like to re-introduce myself.
I am a professional naturalist and guide with over 25 years of experience teaching about the outdoors through natural sciences, adventure programs, and wilderness skills. My desire is to connect people (children and adults) to the natural world. This meetup was initially co-organized with my friend Keith Farrar; he recently stepped down to spend more time with family but will assist and/or teach classes when time permits.
The focus of this group remains about the same as before but now adding an emphasis in nature appreciation and ecology. I'm still about inviting members who wants to experience the outdoors through basic to advanced wilderness skills, but will now include ecology and exploring the natural world.
Some sample outing topics (as part of the class or as a particular focus): Fire-making, Plant Walk: Wild Edible, Useful, and Medicinal Plants, Tracking and Awareness, Map and Compass and Aid-less Navigation, Survival Priorities and Skills (Fire, Shelters, etc), Primitive Tools, Earth Crafts, Exploration and Ecology (Tide-pool/Seashore, Plants, Mammals, Birds, Insects, Reptiles), walks with a naturalist/survival perspective, and many more.
Again, Wilderness Skills School welcomes all who want to be outdoors and share the exploration/discovery of "skills" and nature.