What we're about

Meet people practicing Earth Skills, which includes the study of nature, survival, wildlife tracking and birding, herbal medicine and wild edible foods, natural arts and music, traditional technologies and permaculture. We welcome you and hope to see you soon!

This site is maintained by Wolf Camp and Conservation College (http://www.wolfcollege.com) but we welcome any individual or organization in the area to post classes, camps and workshops taking place in the South Sound, Central Cascades, Olympic Mountains & Washington Coast. For events taking place further north, see the Outdoor Education in Seattle, Snohomish, Bellevue & Beyond (https://www.meetup.com/Wolf-College-Events-in-Seattle-Bellevue-Everett-Bellingham/) meetup group.

Upcoming events (4+)

Accessible Northwest Natural History Hike - Earth Day at Wildwood Park

Join volunteer naturalists and hike leaders from the Conservation College for monthly Accessible Northwest Natural History Hikes. Contributions requested of between $5-$25 per person to the Conservation Luminaries program when you arrive for the hike. Everyone is welcome! Get some fresh air, exercise and learn how to find birds by sight and sound, sample wild edible and medicinal plants safely, and more. Hike leaders include:

• Matt Budzak, Outdoor Accessibility Consultant - https://mattbudzak.com/accessible-educational-events-online-and-outdoors/
• Jeffrey Hibbard, Nature Photographer - http://jeffreymbhibbard.com/landscapes-1
• Kim & Chris Chisholm, founders and operators of Wolf Camp & School of Natural Science - https://www.wolfcollege.com/custom-programs/northwest-nature-guided-hikes/
• Gabi Ashford, Board President of the Conservation College - https://conservationcollege.org/index.php/community-programs/volunteer-luminaries/

April 22, 2022 Earth Day at Wildwood Park, Puyallup WA (Friday 6 PM)
May 14, 2022 Foothills Trail Plants & Birds, South Prairie WA (Saturday 3 PM)
June 4, 2022 Tacoma Waterfront & Les Davis Pier Fishing (Saturday 3 PM)
July 2, 2022 Point Defiance Flower Gardens, Duck Pond & Fishing Pier, Tacoma WA (Saturday 3 PM)
Aug 5, 2022 East Lake Sammamish Trail Prairie Plants & Wetland Waterfowl , Issaquah WA (Friday 6 PM)
Sept 3, 2022 Labor Day Weekend at Mt Rainier – Make Tipso Lake Trail Accessible! – (Saturday 12 Noon)
Oct 8, 2022 Clark’s Creek Salmon, Heron Rookery & Riparian Plants, Puyallup WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
Nov 12, 2022 Veterans Park & Puyallup Riverwalk Trail (Saturday 12 Noon)
Dec 16, 2022 Puyallup Holiday Lights & Old Trolley Route (Friday 6 PM)
Jan 14, 2023 Puyallup MLK Weekend Fairgrounds & Downtown Stroll (Saturday 12 Noon)
Feb 18, 2023 President’s Weekend at Pierce College & Bradley Lake, Puyallup WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
Mar 18, 2023 Swan Creek Park Community Gardens & Food Forest, Tacoma WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
Apr 22, 2023 Earth Day Birding at the UW Montlake Fill, Seattle WA (Saturday 3 PM)
May 20, 2023 Mercer Slough Plants & Birds, Bellevue WA
June 10, 2023 Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Olympia WA (Saturday 3 PM)
July 2, 2023 Mount St. Helens Johnston Observatory Trail (Saturday 12 Noon)
Aug 4, 2023 East Lake Sammamish Trail & State Park (Friday 6 PM)
Sept 2, 2023 Labor Day Weekend at Mt Rainier (Saturday 12 Noon)

Accessible Northwest Natural History Hike - Foothills Trail

Foothills Trail

Join volunteer naturalists and hike leaders from the Conservation College for monthly Accessible Northwest Natural History Hikes. Contributions requested of between $5-$25 per person to the Conservation Luminaries program when you arrive for the hike. Everyone is welcome! Get some fresh air, exercise and learn how to find birds by sight and sound, sample wild edible and medicinal plants safely, and more. Hike leaders include:

• Matt Budzak, Outdoor Accessibility Consultant - https://mattbudzak.com/accessible-educational-events-online-and-outdoors/
• Jeffrey Hibbard, Nature Photographer - http://jeffreymbhibbard.com/landscapes-1
• Kim & Chris Chisholm, founders and operators of Wolf Camp & School of Natural Science - https://www.wolfcollege.com/custom-programs/northwest-nature-guided-hikes/
• Gabi Ashford, Board President of the Conservation College - https://conservationcollege.org/index.php/community-programs/volunteer-luminaries/

April 22, 2022 Earth Day at Wildwood Park, Puyallup WA (Friday 6 PM)
May 14, 2022 Foothills Trail Plants & Birds, South Prairie WA (Saturday 3 PM)
June 4, 2022 Tacoma Waterfront & Les Davis Pier Fishing (Saturday 3 PM)
July 2, 2022 Point Defiance Flower Gardens, Duck Pond & Fishing Pier, Tacoma WA (Saturday 3 PM)
Aug 5, 2022 East Lake Sammamish Trail Prairie Plants & Wetland Waterfowl , Issaquah WA (Friday 6 PM)
Sept 3, 2022 Labor Day Weekend at Mt Rainier – Make Tipso Lake Trail Accessible! – (Saturday 12 Noon)
Oct 8, 2022 Clark’s Creek Salmon, Heron Rookery & Riparian Plants, Puyallup WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
Nov 12, 2022 Veterans Park & Puyallup Riverwalk Trail (Saturday 12 Noon)
Dec 16, 2022 Puyallup Holiday Lights & Old Trolley Route (Friday 6 PM)
Jan 14, 2023 Puyallup MLK Weekend Fairgrounds & Downtown Stroll (Saturday 12 Noon)
Feb 18, 2023 President’s Weekend at Pierce College & Bradley Lake, Puyallup WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
Mar 18, 2023 Swan Creek Park Community Gardens & Food Forest, Tacoma WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
Apr 22, 2023 Earth Day Birding at the UW Montlake Fill, Seattle WA (Saturday 3 PM)
May 20, 2023 Mercer Slough Plants & Birds, Bellevue WA
June 10, 2023 Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Olympia WA (Saturday 3 PM)
July 2, 2023 Mount St. Helens Johnston Observatory Trail (Saturday 12 Noon)
Aug 4, 2023 East Lake Sammamish Trail & State Park (Friday 6 PM)
Sept 2, 2023 Labor Day Weekend at Mt Rainier (Saturday 12 Noon)

Accessible Northwest Natural History Hike - Tacoma Waterfront & Fishing Pier

Join volunteer naturalists and hike leaders from the Conservation College for monthly Accessible Northwest Natural History Hikes. Contributions requested of between $5-$25 per person to the Conservation Luminaries program when you arrive for the hike. Everyone is welcome! Get some fresh air, exercise, learn how to find birds by sight and sound, sample wild edible and medicinal plants safely, and more.

We'll even have tons of fishing gear this month and give everyone a chance to use it! Hike leaders include:

• Matt Budzak, Outdoor Accessibility Consultant - https://mattbudzak.com/accessible-educational-events-online-and-outdoors/
• Jeffrey Hibbard, Nature Photographer - http://jeffreymbhibbard.com/landscapes-1
• Kim & Chris Chisholm, founders and operators of Wolf Camp & School of Natural Science - https://www.wolfcollege.com/custom-programs/northwest-nature-guided-hikes/
• Gabi Ashford, Board President of the Conservation College - https://conservationcollege.org/index.php/community-programs/volunteer-luminaries/

June 4, 2022 Tacoma Waterfront & Les Davis Pier Fishing (Saturday 3 PM)
July 2, 2022 Point Defiance Flower Gardens, Duck Pond, Dune Peninsula, Owens Beach and the Fishing Pier, Tacoma WA (Saturday 3 PM)
Aug 5, 2022 East Lake Sammamish Trail Prairie Plants & Wetland Waterfowl , Issaquah WA (Friday 6 PM)
Sept 3, 2022 Labor Day Weekend at Mt Rainier – Make Tipso Lake Trail Accessible! – (Saturday 12 Noon)
Oct 8, 2022 Clark’s Creek Salmon, Heron Rookery & Riparian Plants, Puyallup WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
Nov 12, 2022 Veterans Park & Puyallup Riverwalk Trail (Saturday 12 Noon)
Dec 16, 2022 Puyallup Holiday Lights & Old Trolley Route (Friday 6 PM)
Jan 14, 2023 Puyallup MLK Weekend Fairgrounds & Downtown Stroll (Saturday 12 Noon)
Feb 18, 2023 President’s Weekend at Pierce College & Bradley Lake, Puyallup WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
Mar 18, 2023 Swan Creek Park Community Gardens & Food Forest, Tacoma WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
Apr 22, 2023 Earth Day Birding at the UW Montlake Fill, Seattle WA (Saturday 3 PM)
May 20, 2023 Mercer Slough Plants & Birds, Bellevue WA
June 10, 2023 Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Olympia WA (Saturday 3 PM)
July 2, 2023 Mount St. Helens Johnston Observatory Trail (Saturday 12 Noon)
Aug 4, 2023 East Lake Sammamish Trail & State Park (Friday 6 PM)
Sept 2, 2023 Labor Day Weekend at Mt Rainier (Saturday 12 Noon)

Accessible Northwest Natural History Hike - Point Defiance!

Point Defiance Park

Join volunteer naturalists and hike leaders from the Conservation College for monthly Accessible Northwest Natural History Hikes. Contributions requested of between $5-$25 per person to the Conservation Luminaries program when you arrive for the hike. Everyone is welcome! Get some fresh air, exercise, learn how to find birds by sight and sound, sample wild edible and medicinal plants safely, and more.

We'll start out by the Rose Garden & Duck Pond, maybe try seeing some birds on Dune Peninsula which is considered the best spot in the state for rare birds, head toward the Fishing Pier / Boat Rental building and share our fishing gear again this month, and otherwise head to the recently renovated Owens Beach and beyond if time/energy allow. Hike leaders include:

• Matt Budzak, Outdoor Accessibility Consultant - https://mattbudzak.com/accessible-educational-events-online-and-outdoors/
• Jeffrey Hibbard, Nature Photographer - http://jeffreymbhibbard.com/landscapes-1
• Kim & Chris Chisholm, founders and operators of Wolf Camp & School of Natural Science - https://www.wolfcollege.com/custom-programs/northwest-nature-guided-hikes/
• Gabi Ashford, Board President of the Conservation College - https://conservationcollege.org/index.php/community-programs/volunteer-luminaries/

July 2, 2022 Point Defiance Flower Gardens, Duck Pond, Dune Peninsula, Owens Beach and the Fishing Pier, Tacoma WA (Saturday 3 PM)
Aug 5, 2022 East Lake Sammamish Trail Prairie Plants & Wetland Waterfowl , Issaquah WA (Friday 6 PM)
Sept 3, 2022 Labor Day Weekend at Mt Rainier – Make Tipso Lake Trail Accessible! – (Saturday 12 Noon)
Oct 8, 2022 Clark’s Creek Salmon, Heron Rookery & Riparian Plants, Puyallup WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
Nov 12, 2022 Veterans Park & Puyallup Riverwalk Trail (Saturday 12 Noon)
Dec 16, 2022 Puyallup Holiday Lights & Old Trolley Route (Friday 6 PM)
Jan 14, 2023 Puyallup MLK Weekend Fairgrounds & Downtown Stroll (Saturday 12 Noon)
Feb 18, 2023 President’s Weekend at Pierce College & Bradley Lake, Puyallup WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
Mar 18, 2023 Swan Creek Park Community Gardens & Food Forest, Tacoma WA (Saturday 12 Noon)
Apr 22, 2023 Earth Day Birding at the UW Montlake Fill, Seattle WA (Saturday 3 PM)
May 20, 2023 Mercer Slough Plants & Birds, Bellevue WA
June 10, 2023 Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Olympia WA (Saturday 3 PM)
July 2, 2023 Mount St. Helens Johnston Observatory Trail (Saturday 12 Noon)
Aug 4, 2023 East Lake Sammamish Trail & State Park (Friday 6 PM)
Sept 2, 2023 Labor Day Weekend at Mt Rainier (Saturday 12 Noon)

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