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Special Discount, Bird ID, Recent Highlights, & Upcoming Courses - Alderleaf eNews, Feb 2016
February 25, 2016
Welcome to the February 2016 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!
1.) Our 100th Monthly eNews - Special Discount!
2.) Feature Article: Bird Identification
3.) Recent Class Highlights
4.) 2016 Course Dates
We're excited that this issue marks our 100th monthly eNewsletter and we'd like to thank you for being a reader by offering a special 15% discount on any weekend or five-day course taking place in 2016 that you register for by phone between now and the end of March. Just mention this 100th issue special when you call and the office will apply the discount. Visit the calendar to view the full list of 2016 courses.
Thanks again for being a subscriber! We hope you continue to enjoy the monthly wilderness skills articles and updates. Feel free to peruse back issues at any time: Alderleaf eNewsletter Back Issues
By Fil Tkaczyk
Bird identification can be fun, but it can also be incredibly challenging and sometimes frustrating. Some of the key tools for identification are things such as: shape, size, color and habitat... Continue reading
Here's a few photos of recent highlights at our classes from the last several months:
AWCP student taking in a view of the Pacific Ocean from a rocky outcropping on the Olympic Peninsula field trip.
AWCP students learning about old-growth forest ecology, plant identification, and elk habitat at the Hoh Rainforest.
A salad made by combining wild edibles (dandelion, clover, chickweed, & sheep sorrel) with vegetables from our gardens at an ethnobotany class.
Our second year program, the Advanced Wilderness Skills Program (AWSP), gaining real-world experience with habitat restoration.
AWSP students learning about the principles of building long-term survival shelters and grass thatching with guest teacher, Sam Royce.
Making progress on the long-term survival shelter.
AWCP winter field trip to the North Cascades to learn winter wilderness skills including the quinzee snow shelter pictured above.
Testing out the willow snowshoes built in class.
AWCP students learning about emergency survival traps and snares made from branches, logs, rocks, and plant fibers.
AWSP students learning how to build long-term hickory survival bows.
Examples of hickory bows from guest teacher Allan Sande.
Testing out the finished survival bows.
AWCP student, Aaron, working on a bowdrill fire-making kit.
"Not only has Alderleaf Wilderness College given me the skills it takes to be the most popular kid in the apocalypse, but also to walk the naturalist path with intention and veracity for all that the wilds have to offer. Rest assured, the year will blossom your acquisitive mind as well as grant tenure to the soles of the barest of feet. Transformation is no stranger here and neither will you be." -Aaron Van Geem, AWCP student
Our 2016 weekend classes have begun. Check out what's coming up on the course calendar below.
The application period for the 2016-2017 school year is open. Classes begin September 6th, 2016.
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