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Fil's Tracking Book!, New Staff, Eagle Habitat, & Upcoming Courses - Alderleaf eNews, Apr 2015
April 24, 2015

Welcome to the April 2015 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Tracks & Sign of Reptiles and Amphibians!
Alderleaf instructor, Filip Tkaczyk's tracking book, the "Tracks & Sign of Reptiles and Amphibians" is coming in October and is available for pre-order through Amazon...

2.) Welcome New Staff Members!
Alderleaf is growing and we are excited to welcome Richard Connelly, Patrick Loderhose, and Bernard van der Weerdt to our staff...

3.) Feature Article: Bald Eagle Habitat
Learn how to recognize bald eagle habitat and their presence on the landscape, including their tracks and signs...

4.) Upcoming Courses
Summer Permaculture Design Course, Wild Edible Plants Course, Summer Camps for Youth, and much more...



Tracks & Sign of Reptiles and Amphibians!

Alderleaf instructor, Filip Tkaczyk's tracking book, the "Tracks & Sign of Reptiles and Amphibians" is coming out next fall and is available for pre-order through Amazon. Its official release is set for October of this year. Countless hours of field research and contributions from many trackers and herpetologists from across the country went into this ground-breaking field guide! Congratulations Fil!

Check out the book on Amazon




Welcome New Staff Members!

Alderleaf is growing and we are excited to welcome Richard Connelly, Patrick Loderhose, and Bernard van der Weerdt as additions to our staff!

Richard joins the team as a core instructor and land steward, starting this summer, after spending years working with us as a contract programs instructor and teaching for other organizations. Patrick joins the team as a core instructor, assisting with permaculture, after working as a permaculture designer, installer, & educator with various groups. Bernard will be providing instructional support and assisting Alderleaf with outreach efforts starting in June, bringing his background in web-design and strategic planning.

Read their full bios, along with all of the staff, at the:

Faculty and Guest Instructors Page




Feature Article: Bald Eagle Habitat

By Filip Tkaczyk

Learn more about what makes good bald eagle habitat and how to recognize their presence. This magnificent species was until recently an endangered species. It is a powerful predator and scavenger, feeding on fish, birds, some mammals and carrion... Continue reading



Upcoming Courses!

Dates: Course: Cost:
May 2-3 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
May 23-24 Knife Making Course $330
Jun 6-7 Track & Sign Evaluation (full) $225
Jun 20-21 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Jun 27-28 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
Jul 6-10 Wilderness Survival Skills Intensive $600
Jul 11-12 Home-Scale Permaculture Course $250
Jul 13-17 Wilderness Skills Camp for Youth $250
Jul 24-26 Flintknapping Course $300
Jul 24-26 Wooden Bow Making Course $300
Jul 27-31 Wilderness Skills Camp for Youth $250
Aug 1-2 Arrow Making Course $330
Aug 1-2 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Aug 8-9 Advanced Plants Course $250
Aug 14-29 Permaculture Design Course $1795
Aug 15-16 Overnight Survival Course $250
Aug 21-23 Brain Tanning Course $300
Sep 8 Wilderness Certification Program begins $10,950
Sep 11 Advanced Wilderness Skills Program begins $10,950
Oct 17 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Oct 24 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Nov 7-8 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Nov 21 Survival Fire Making Skills Class $85



Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

The application period for the 2015-2016 school year is open. Classes begin September 8th, 2015. Visit the Certification Program page.



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