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Edible Bugs!, Announcements, & Upcoming Courses - Alderleaf eNews, May 2016
May 27, 2016

Welcome to the May 2016 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Exciting Announcements!
A major movie production, open house reminder, trailing evaluations, and more!...

2.) Feature Article: Edible Bugs!
Edible bugs can be an excellent food source in wilderness survival situations. Learn which bugs can be...

3.) 2016 Course Dates
Registration is open for all 2016 classes. Check out what's coming up on the course calendar...

Exciting Announcements!

Our Advanced Wilderness Skills Program (AWSP) just returned from their Survival Trek in the eastern Cascades (photo above!), while our Wilderness Certification Program is about to embark on its Survival Trip in the western Cascades! There's still time to apply for the coming school year!

Alderleaf provided survival training to the cast of Captain Fantastic, a major movie production starring Viggo Mortenson. We're looking forward to its nationwide release this summer! Here's the trailer and a recent review.

Quick reminder - this coming Sunday (May 29th) from 1-4pm is our Open House Event, with AWSP students leading a variety of exciting demonstrations from friction fire, to edible plant walks, flintknapping, braintanning, and more. Its free and family friendly!

Though the Trailing Workshops with guest tracker from South Africa, Adriaan Louw, are about full (we're taking a waiting list), there are still spaces in the Trailing Evaluations facilitated by Adriaan. Call to reserve a spot.

Join Filip Tkaczyk, author of "Tracks & Sign of Reptiles & Amphibians", in late June for an eye-opening weekend learning about the signs snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, toads, and salamanders leave behind. Fil will be sharing the new track identification techniques gleaned from creating the field guide at this one-of-a-kind Reptile & Amphibian Tracking Course.

Featured Article: Edible Bugs!

By Filip Tkaczyk

Edible bugs can be an excellent food source in wilderness survival situations. The idea of edible bugs might strike many as sounding a bit questionable or even downright disgusting! With bodies so different from our own, more legs, and even different sensory systems, bugs... Continue reading

2016 Course Dates!

Registration is open. Check out what's coming up on the course calendar below.

Dates: Course: Cost:
Jun 25-26 Reptile & Amphibian Tracking Course $250
Jul 9-10 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
Jul 11-15 Wilderness Survival Skills Intensive $600
Jul 11-15 Wilderness Skills Camp for Youth $250
Jul 14-15 Trailing Evaluation $350
Jul 16-17 Trailing Workshop with Adriaan Louw $350
Jul 21-22 Trailing Evaluation $350
Jul 23-24 Trailing Workshop with Adriaan Louw $350
Aug 19-21 Wooden Bow Making Course $300
Aug 20-21 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Aug 27-28 Wildlife Tracking Course $250
Sep 6 Wilderness Certification Program begins $12,950
Sep 9 Advanced Wilderness Skills Program begins $12,950
Sep 10-11 Knife Making Course $330
Sep 17-18 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
Oct 8-9 Overnight Survival Course $250
Oct 8 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Oct 15 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Oct 22 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Nov 5-6 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Nov 12 Survival Fire Making Skills Class $85
Nov 19-20 Knife Making Course $330

Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

The application period for the 2016-2017 school year is open. Classes begin September 6th, 2016. Visit the Certification Program page.

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