Nature Connection, self and interpersonal connection
Sit spot listening meditations
Facilitated team building activities
Kitchen provided to cook your food in
Composting Toilet on site
Learn about medicinal and edible plants
Learn about local animal tracks
Make medicinal tea from local plants
Self-reflection and observation activities
4 two person beds, capacity 4-8
Tracking workshop: We will be studying the stories of local animals through learning about their tracks and signs. There is much to consider from the way they walk if they are running, hopping, jumping to what their tracks will look like if they were pausing or turning. Signs of animal passage can be anything from chewed or broken sticks to bark rubbed off trees and fur left behind. You can learn a lot about what has happened in the forest without needing to have been there. We will also explore birds as indicators of what is currently happening in the forest that we cannot see.
Journeying Inward: We will hike forest trails an hour outside of Edmonton. We will learn about the local plants and animals, make tea in the woods and explore a variety of methods to immerse ourselves in the woods, rather than being a visitor. We will explore how to create peace in our lives through what we have learned.
About The Instructor
Jess Wilde is enthusiastic about what can be learned and made when combining wilderness survival skills, bushscraft, nature connection exercises and games with modern tools for enjoyable wilderness experiences. She has taught people from ages 7-55 and is a wilderness skills enthusiast. In her spare time you can find her doing anything from hiking and foraging to making tools and baskets.
“As we walked through the forest together on a wet autumn afternoon, Jess was easy to talk to and she was able to answer the questions my children and I had about the mushrooms we saw. I really appreciate that Jess is still a student of nature and continues to learn, even as she passes along the wisdom she has accumulated from years of studying plants and animals, and all of her time spent in the wilderness.”
“Several years ago Jess began to inspire me with her knowledge and enthusiasm for identifying and using plants and fungi. She is adventurous and has an infectious love of nature. It has been empowering for me to learn from her- and also fun.”
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