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How to Make a Fire, Recent News, & Upcoming Courses - Alderleaf eNews, September 2016
September 29, 2016

Welcome to the September 2016 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Recent News!
The Wilderness Certification, Advanced Skills, and Apprenticeship Programs kick-off and more...

2.) Featured Article: How to Make a Fire
Knowing how to make a fire is a quintessential survival skill. Learn the key elements...

3.) Upcoming Course Dates
There's still space in several of our upcoming classes. Check out what's coming up for the remainder of 2016...

Recent News!

Two cohorts of the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program (AWCP) kicked off on September 6th. Both cohorts together are pictured above. They've had a great start to the school-year!

The Advanced Wilderness Skills Program (AWSP) began September 9th. Today they reached Yellowstone National Park as part of their field trip to the Panthera Tetons Cougar Research Project!

The Wilderness Instructor Apprenticeship Program (WIAP) began August 29th. These alumni have returned to assist at courses and further their teaching & leadership skills. They're a tremendous resource for new students!

We're so excited about the amazing team of instructors, support staff, and guests that our students get to learn from this year! Read about them on our updated faculty & guests page.

AWCP students building bow drill kits at a survival fire making class day.

AWCP student successfully making fire from his bow drill kit!

Both cohorts of AWCP classes went on field trips to the Oregon Dunes this month to begin their studies of ethnobotany, naturalist skills, and wildlife tracking. Students are learning about plant identification in the photo above.

Featured Article: How to Make a Fire

By Heather Swift

Knowing how to make a fire is a quintessential survival skill. It provides invaluable heat & light and can enable water purification, cook food, warm a survival shelter, and repel insects and animals. Fire can even save a life by preventing or aiding in recovery from hypothermia. Learn the key elements... Continue reading

Upcoming Course Dates!

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

Dates: Course: Cost:
Oct 8-9 Overnight Survival Course $250
Oct 8 Wild Mushroom Identification Class (full) $85
Oct 15-16 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
Oct 15 Wild Mushroom Identification Class (full) $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 (full) $330

Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

The application period for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Early applicants receive priority for scholarships and student housing! Classes begin September 5th, 2017. Visit the Certification Program page.

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