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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 (5)

Free Webinar Class: Nature Journaling for the Neighborhood Naturalist

Join instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm for a live class on nature journaling and an introduction to Wolf Journey Book One - Trail of the Neighborhood Naturalist from 9-10 AM, and then hang out for another half hour afterwards for questions and discussion. Google Meet link will be shared as soon as you RSVP. Kim will show you her journal, and participants are encouraged to share an entry from their own physical or online journals to inspire others to observe, interact and reflect more deeply in nature. Kim & Chris will also demonstrate their favorite methods of drawing and sketching plants, animals and landscapes in nature. Chris will show you his last original copy of Wolf Journey Book One - Trail of the Neighborhood Naturalist which he published in the late 1990s and now being updated and republished to https://www.wolfcollege.com/wolf-journey-earth-conservation-courses/neighborhood-naturalist/ for online classes and purchase starting Saturday, Sept 19th. • The Neighborhood Naturalist is an excellent way for adults wanting to immerse themselves in nature, as well as for micro-school and home school students wanting a comprehensive nature curriculum. Fall classes run from Sept 19 - Nov 21, 2020 and guide you chapter-by-chapter through skills of the Neighborhood Naturalist. Cost for the ten Saturday classes is $295 including full access to our private community site for participants. • Those who prefer using Wolf Journey - The Neighborhood Naturalist on their own time, rather than participating in live classes, can access the Neighborhood Naturalist chapters as they are rolled out over the academic year, and have perpetual access to our community sharing and crowd-sourcing site with resources and Saturday class recordings to watch independently, for $100, plus the option to drop into any class for $25. Kim & Chris are also offering two separate class series on Tuesdays & Thursdays in the fall and spring. A full season of ten classes plus unlimited access to separate private community group sites costs $195, and just $50 per additional household member sharing a connection. Or drop into one class for $25 and stay online to ask questions afterwards. Maximum of 10-12 households per class series. Details and registration info can be found a https://www.wolfcollege.com/classes-workshops/ • Tuesday Classes on Herbal Medicine & Plant Crafts in the Autumn Season run from Sept 15 - Nov 17, 2020, followed by Gardening & Cooking Wild Edible Food Plants in the spring of 2021. Tuesday class options include • 1 PM for micro-schools, homeschoolers, and youth and family; or choose • 5 PM for adults - with teens, high school and college students welcome. • Thursday Classes on Wilderness Survival & Bushcraft Skills in the Autumn Season run from Sept 17 - Nov 19, 2020, followed by Wildlife Tracking & Birding in the spring of 2021. Thursday class options include • 1 PM for micro-schools, homeschoolers, youth and family; or choose • 5 PM for adults - with teens, high school and college students welcome.

Tuesday Homeschool Ethno-Botany Class (today's fee can apply to 10 class series)

Join instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm for the first of 10 live afternoon classes on Herbal Medicine & Plant Crafts in the Autumn Season from Sept 15 – Nov 17, followed by Gardening & Cooking Wild Edible Food Plants in the spring of 2021. Class instruction runs from 1-2 PM, plus plenty of time afterwards for questions and discussion. The first class fee of $25 may be paid anytime before or after the class, and can be applied to the fall season tuition of $195, and just $50 per additional household member sharing a connection. The fee includes 10 Tuesday Classes plus access to our private community site https://virtual-wolf-camps.mn.co/groups/2820006/feed where we post supplemental resources and class recordings in case you miss a live class. The site provides a sense of community and crowd-sourcing help as you work on suggested activities between classes. Tuesday class times include • 1 PM for micro-schools, homeschoolers, and youth and family; or see separate listing for • 5 PM designed for adults but with teens, high school and college students welcome. You can also pick and choose classes for $25 each, although drop-in students are requested to hold questions for after class. Maximum of 10-12 households will be accepted for the full class series. Autumn 2020 Tuesday Classes Include: Sept 15 – The Art & Science of Herbal Medicine, Wildcrafting & Wild Food Nutrition; Sept 22 – Summer Medicine Cabinet Staples: Mint, Chamomile, Lavender, Plantain & More; Sept 29 – Winter Medicine Cabinet Staples: Yarrow, Arnica, Rose Hips, Pine Needles & More; Oct 6 – Stinging Nettles for Medicine, Rope & Fiber Crafts; Oct 13 – Cattails & Sedges for Cordage, Coasters, Weaving & More; Oct 20 – Grasses & Rushes for Insulative Sitting Mats, Thatching Roofs & More Oct 27 – Willows for Medicine, Basketry, Lashing & Shelter; Nov 3 – Oak Tree Craft Projects & Processing Acorn Flour; Nov 10 – Top Trees & Shrubs for Digging Sticks, Drums, At-Latls, Bows & Arrows; Nov 17 – Student Group Choice of Ethnobotany, Herbal Medicine & Holiday Plant Crafts TBA You can also add access to our Neighborhood Naturalist curriculum to supplement ethnobotany activities we suggest between classes. There are two ways to access the curriculum; either a) contribute an additional $100 which includes passwords to all 20 Neighborhood Naturalist chapters as they are rolled out over the academic year, and access to a separate community site for those working through Neighborhood Naturalist study experiences, or b) join our Saturday class series for $295 (plus $100 per additional participating household member) which includes the Neighborhood Naturalist curriculum and community site membership. If you already know you want to participate in an entire Tuesday Fall Class Series from Sept 15 – Nov 17, go to https://www.wolfcollege.com/classes-workshops/virtual-online-wild-edible-plants-herbal-medicine-class-series/ and use the PayPal system to pay. The Spring Class Schedule on Gardening & Cooking Wild Edible Foods will be announced by Tuesday, Dec 1st for classes running March 16 – May 18, 2021. Also check out our Thursday Classes on Wilderness Survival & Bushcraft Skills in the Autumn Season running from Sept 17 - Nov 19, followed by Wildlife Tracking & Birding in the spring of 2021. Thursday class options also include • 1 PM for micro-schools, homeschoolers, youth and family; or choose • 5 PM for adults with teens, high school and college students welcome.

Tuesday Evening Ethnobotany Class (today's fee can apply to 10 class series)

Join instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm for the first of 10 live evening classes on Herbal Medicine & Plant Crafts in the Autumn Season from Sept 15 – Nov 17, followed by Gardening & Cooking Wild Edible Food Plants in the spring of 2021. Class instruction runs from 5-6 PM, plus plenty of time afterwards for questions and discussion. The first class fee of $25 may be paid anytime before or after the class, and can be applied to the fall season tuition of $195, and just $50 per additional household member sharing a connection. The fee includes 10 Tuesday Classes plus access to our private community site https://virtual-wolf-camps.mn.co/groups/2820006/feed where we post supplemental resources and class recordings in case you miss a live class. The site provides a sense of community and crowd-sourcing help as you work on suggested activities between classes. Tuesday class times include • 1 PM for micro-schools, homeschoolers, and youth and family; and • 5 PM designed for adults but with teens, high school and college students welcome. You can also pick and choose classes for $25 each, although drop-in students are requested to hold questions for after class. Maximum of 10-12 households will be accepted for the full class series. Autumn 2020 Tuesday Classes Include: Sept 15 – The Art & Science of Herbal Medicine, Wildcrafting & Wild Food Nutrition; Sept 22 – Summer Medicine Cabinet Staples: Mint, Chamomile, Lavender, Plantain & More; Sept 29 – Winter Medicine Cabinet Staples: Yarrow, Arnica, Rose Hips, Pine Needles & More; Oct 6 – Stinging Nettles for Medicine, Rope & Fiber Crafts; Oct 13 – Cattails & Sedges for Cordage, Coasters, Weaving & More; Oct 20 – Grasses & Rushes for Insulative Sitting Mats, Thatching Roofs & More Oct 27 – Willows for Medicine, Basketry, Lashing & Shelter; Nov 3 – Oak Tree Craft Projects & Processing Acorn Flour; Nov 10 – Top Trees & Shrubs for Digging Sticks, Drums, At-Latls, Bows & Arrows; Nov 17 – Student Group Choice of Ethnobotany, Herbal Medicine & Holiday Plant Crafts TBA You can also add access to Wolf Journey Book One - Trail of the Neighborhood Naturalist to supplement ethnobotany activities we suggest between classes. There are two ways to access the curriculum; either a) contribute an additional $100 which includes passwords to all 20 Neighborhood Naturalist chapters as they are rolled out over the academic year, and access to a separate community site for those working through Neighborhood Naturalist study experiences, or b) add our Saturday class series for $295 (plus $100 per additional participating household member) which includes the Neighborhood Naturalist curriculum and community site membership. If you already know you want to participate in an entire Tuesday Fall Class Series from Sept 15 – Nov 17, go to https://www.wolfcollege.com/classes-workshops/virtual-online-wild-edible-plants-herbal-medicine-class-series/ and use the PayPal system to pay. The Spring Class Schedule on Gardening & Cooking Wild Edible Foods will be announced by Tuesday, Dec 1st for classes running March 16 – May 18, 2021. Also check out our Thursday Classes on Wilderness Survival & Bushcraft Skills in the Autumn Season running from Sept 17 - Nov 19, followed by Wildlife Tracking & Birding in the spring of 2021. Thursday class options also include • 1 PM for micro-schools, homeschoolers, youth and family; or choose • 5 PM for adults with teens, high school and college students welcome.

Thursday Homeschool Wild Survival Class (fee can apply to 10 class series)

Join instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm for the first of 10 live afternoon classes on Wilderness Survival & Bushcraft Skills in the Autumn Season from Sept 17 – Nov 19 followed by Wildlife Tracking & Birding Skills in the spring of 2021. Class instruction runs from 1-2 PM, plus plenty of time afterwards for questions and discussion. The first class fee of $25 may be paid anytime before or after the class, and can be applied to the fall season tuition which is $195, and just $50 per additional household member sharing a connection. The fee includes 10 Thursday Classes plus access to our private community site https://virtual-wolf-camps.mn.co/groups/2820164/feed where we post supplemental resources and class recordings in case you miss a live class. The site provides a sense of community and crowd-sourcing help as you work on suggested survival activities between classes. Thursday class times include • 1 PM for micro-schools, homeschoolers, and youth and family; or see separate listing for • 5 PM designed for adults but with teens, high school and college students welcome. You can also pick and choose classes for $25 each, although drop-in students are requested to hold questions until after class. Maximum of 10-12 households will be accepted for the full class series. Autumn 2020 Thursday Classes Include: Sept 17 – Four Minutes to establish Personal Awareness, Communication & Teamwork Sept 24 – Four Hours to gather Local Knowledge & Make Shelter Oct 1 – Four Days to get Water & Fire Oct 8 – Four Weeks to preserve Food & Medicine Oct 15 – Wilderness First Aid, Knife & Tool Training Oct 22 – Fire Steel, Tinder, Criss-Cross Fire Making & Burn Bowls Oct 29 – Fire By Friction: Bow Drill, Hand Drill, Flint & Steel Nov 5 – Rabbitsticks & Bow Making Primer Nov 12 – Arrows & At-Latl Dart Primer Nov 19 – Student Group Choice of Wilderness Survival & Bushcraft Training You can also add access to our Neighborhood Naturalist curriculum to supplement activities we suggest between classes. There are two ways to access the curriculum; either a) contribute an additional $100 which includes passwords to all 20 Neighborhood Naturalist chapters as they are rolled out over the academic year, and access to a separate community site for those working through Neighborhood Naturalist study experiences, or b) join our Saturday class series for $295 (plus $100 per additional participating household member) which includes the Neighborhood Naturalist curriculum and community site membership. If you already know you want to participate in an entire Thursday Fall Class Series from Sept 17 – Nov 19, go to https://www.wolfcollege.com/classes-workshops/virtual-online-wilderness-survival-bushcraft-skills-class-series/ and use the PayPal system to pay. The Spring Class Schedule on Wildlife Tracking & Birding Skills will be announced by Tuesday, Dec 3rd for classes running March 18 – May 20, 2021. Also check out our Tuesday Classes on Herbal Medicine & Plant Crafts in the Autumn Season running from Sept 15 - Nov 17, followed by Gardening & Cooking Wild Edible Food Plants in the spring of 2021. Tuesday class options also include • 1 PM for micro-schools, homeschoolers, youth and family; or choose • 5 PM for adults with teens, high school and college students welcome.

Past events (329)

Last Live Outdoor Broadcast of the spring with Kim & Chris Chisholm

Live Outdoor Social Distancing Broadcasts with Wolf Camp at Blue Skye Farm

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