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Edible Wildflowers, Programs Starting, New Staff, & Upcoming Courses - Alderleaf eNews, Aug 2015
August 26, 2015

Welcome to the August 2015 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Our Nine-Month Programs Begin in Two Weeks!
We're excited to kick off the upcoming year of the Wilderness Certification and Advanced Skills Programs. A few spaces are open in each course...

2.) Feature Article: Edible Wildflowers
Summer is an excellent time to work with the wild edible plants around us. Bernard provides helpful tips for identification, harvesting, and more...

3.) Welcome New Staff Additions!
Alderleaf is growing and we are excited to welcome Brooke Nelson and Chris Byrd to our staff...

4.) Upcoming Courses
Knife Making Course, Wild Mushroom Identification Class, Wilderness Survival Course, and more...



Our Nine-Month Programs Begin in Two Weeks!

We're excited to kick off the upcoming year of the Wilderness Certification Program and the Advanced Wilderness Skills Program. A few spaces are open in each if you'd like to join us this school year!

We're especially excited about the 17 expert guests teaching at the Advanced Program, and the fact that the students will be learning from 9 different Track & Sign Specialists (about half of the top trackers in the United States!). There's never been a wilderness skills program this advanced until now!

Visit the Wilderness Certification Program webpage or Advanced Skills Program webpage to learn more.



Feature Article: Edible Wildflowers

Summer is an excellent time to work with the wild edible plants around us. Bernard provides helpful tips for identification, harvesting, and more:

"No matter where you live, there are wildflowers to be found. Basic wildflower identification begins with going outside and hitting the trail. Equally important is having access to proper reference material... Continue reading



Welcome New Staff Additions!

Alderleaf is growing and we are excited to welcome Brooke Nelson and Chris Byrd to our staff!

Brooke Nelson joins us as a core instructor and coordinator of the Advanced Wilderness Skills Program. A Seattle native, Brooke is an experienced naturalist who aspires to help preserve the remaining wild spaces of the Pacific Northwest. Working at the Seattle Aquarium as an educator, biologist, and conservationist gave her the opportunity to collaborate with leading organizations on regional species protection efforts, particularly around Puget Sound’s endangered orca population.

Chris Byrd joins us as a core instructor. He has been a naturalist in the Pacific coast states for the last fifteen years. Chris holds a Track & Sign Specialist Certification and has been trailing animals in the Pacific Northwest intensively for the last six years. Chris has taught tracking and ecology for a number of local organizations including The North Cascades Institute, Wilderness Awareness School, Wild Whatcom, The Cascade Land Conservancy, and Western Washington University.


Learn more! Read their full bios and those of the other instructors at our
Faculty Page




Upcoming Courses!

Dates: Course: Cost:
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 closing soon. Only 4 spaces remain. Classes begin September 8th, 2015. Visit the Certification Program page.



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Monroe, WA 98272
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