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Wolf Journey Class

Time: February 1, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Village Books - Upstairs Cafe
Street: 1200 11th St
City/Town: Bellingham
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Phone: 425-248-0253
Event Type: nature, class
Organized By: Chris Chisholm
Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2010

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Classes follow our Wolf Journey curriculum for the Naturalist, Tracker, Herbalist, Survival Scout, Primitive Artisan, Honorable Hunter, and Permaculture Pioneer. The Wolf Journey curriculum is FREE online for you to use, although you may also choose it as a correspondence course with lessons reviewed by Wolf Journey author and class instructor Chris Chisholm. See for more information.

The adult class is designed to give specific training to beginners as well as provide professional guidance to advanced students. All students may attend on a class-by-class basis for $15 (and $10 for additional family members), or for $10 per class if pre-registered for the remainder of the season.

If you are already engaged in another course of study such as college biology, or a correspondence course such as the Kamana, you are very welcome to attend Wolf Journey classes as well, where you can receive insight and guidance into your own course work. After this invaluable sharing and discussion from which everyone in attendance will learn, those who do field exercises at their study site between classes will also have the benefit of deciding which earth skill topics that Chris, Kim and our other veteran instructors should teach during the remainder of the class.

The itinerary for our first class includes:

7:00 Overview of Earth Skills
7:15 Naturalist Self-Assessment Activity
7:30 Making Cordage Using Raffia (plus a demo on making cedar rope, which you can try as well)
7:45 Discussion on the Naturalist Lifestyle in Winter (especially sustainable, ancestral, use of evening time)
8:00 Wolf Journey Field Exercise 1A: Finding A Study Site in the City (while you continue making cordage)
8:15 Input from Students on Topics for January (tracking, bird language, emergency order of survival, wild edibles, herbalism, etc. as you will set next week's topic, although over time, those who completed a field exercise during the week will decide together the topic for the subsequent weeks)
8:30 Student's Choice: Either walk down to the waterfront to look at trees, plants, shore birds, etc. or stay inside to learn advanced cordage techniques while asking Chris questions about Wolf Journey, the history of earth skills, or ask about your favorite earth skills topic, discuss permaculture, or we can focus on one topic such as the most critical plants for survival, etc.
8:45 Getting to know one another better: Thinking about your goals out in nature, announcing upcoming events in nature (one per person please), listing upcoming Wolf Camp events, and a word of encouragement from Chris.

PS: If any of you have children, we're ready to start a 4-6 p.m. youth class on Thursdays as well, so please let me know and when we get 4 kids signed up, we'll start!

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Comment by Heather K on January 8, 2010 at 4:37pm
Chris, How great you will be teaching Wolf Journey Classes in B'ham! I will be there only in spirit under our sky dome, as I'll be gardening in southern latitudes Feb & March.
I hope you can also post the other dates of your class as they get closer.
These are the dates I clipped from your web page that I assume you will also be present for teaching:
March 8, 2010 - April 5, 2010 - May 3, 2010 - September 13, 2010 - October 11, 2010 - November 8, 2010 - December 13, 2010 -January 24, 2011 - Correct?

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