Outdoor Awareness Skills for Winter (Weekend)
February 27 @ 9:00 am - February 28 @ 4:00 pm| $250.00
At this time of Year the black bear is giving birth, the fox are scent posting and mating, the snow buntings are returning to their arctic homes, the sap is starting to flow, and the chipmunks are waking up to feed on garter snakes and maple sap.
Learning to read the late Winter landscape as in depth as you would a book requires all of your senses. It provides you access to many more choices and options. It connects you to what is real and important, the rhythm of the seasons, and the opportunities as well as dangers this season presents.
Experience a more thorough understanding of where you are in relationship to your landscape.
Exercises to Develop Your Senses
Recognizing Information from Subtle Variations in Landscape Features
Basic Field Meteorology
Aidless Navigation Techniques
Recognizing Winter Baseline in Natural Systems
Use of Winter Awareness Skills to Improve Life Sustaining Systems
Side effects may include increased abilities in wild places, understanding animal and bird behaviors, and reading the history of the landscape through it’s flora and geological features. A sense of timelessness and a baseline of deep nature connection and joy have also been reported.
Limit: 12 Students
Deposits transferable but non-refundable
Minimum Age: 15 years old