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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!
1.) Our Nine-Month Programs Begin in Two Weeks!
2.) Feature Article: Edible Wildflowers
3.) Welcome New Staff Additions!
4.) Upcoming Courses
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!
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
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.
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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