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Lobster Mushrooms, A Quick Favor, School-Year Begins, & Upcoming Courses - Alderleaf eNews, Sep 2015
September 24, 2015

Welcome to the September 2015 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Feature Article: Lobster Mushrooms
The Lobster Mushroom might be one of the strangest organisms people like to eat! This bizarre fungus earns its name from its scent and flavor...

2.) Special Announcement and a Favor...
We are REALLY close to wrapping up our long-awaited online survival training course, but before we do, we have a couple questions...

3.) Our New School-Year Has Begun!
Our Wilderness Certification Program and Advanced Skills Program had great kick-offs and are now in their third week of classes...

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



Feature Article: Lobster Mushrooms

The Lobster Mushroom might be one of the strangest organisms people like to eat! This bizarre fungus goes by the Latin name Hypomyces lactifluorum, and earns its name from its scent and flavor.

This species is actually a parasitic fungus that attacks the fruiting bodies of other fungi... Continue reading



Special Announcement and a Favor...

We are REALLY close to wrapping up our long-awaited online survival training course! We are very excited to be releasing it later this fall (stay tuned). But before we do, we have a couple questions to ask. Can you help us out?

You can answer the questions here (and get a little more detail on the course) at this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PFFYJ87




Our New School-Year Has Begun!

Two cohorts of the Wilderness Certification Program (AWCP) began on September 8th!:


The Wolverine Cohort


The Eagle Cohort

We also launched our second-year course, the Advanced Wilderness Skills Program (AWSP):


The AWSP Wolf Cohort!

The AWCP cohorts are wrapping up their Oregon Dunes field trips and AWSP is preparing for their trip to the Grand Tetons of Wyoming to track mountain lions with the Panthera Cougar Project!

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



Upcoming Courses!

Dates: Course: Cost:
Oct 10-11 Knife Making Course $330
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 2016-2017 school year is now open. Classes begin September 6th, 2016. Visit the Certification Program page.



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