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This is the time when Black Bears are marking their territories and mating. Chipmunks are in the maples eating the seeds from the winged samaras. Snapping Turtles are laying their eggs. Long Summer Days and short nights give us a unique insight into the opportunities the lush summer season has to offer.

Learning to read the landscape as in depth as you would a book requires all of your senses and provides you access to many more choices and options. Experience a more thorough understanding of where you are in relationship to your landscape. As you exercise your senses you will also gain skills that will make your daily interactions more engaging.

Side effects may include increased abilities in aid-less navigation, reading patterns in tree growth for useful information, field meteorology, wildlife and human tracking skills, understanding animal and bird behaviors, natural movement, 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.

  • Develop your nature literacy through sensory interpretation
  • Discover more wildlife, interpret bird and animal behavior, understand tracks and signs, and more accurately understand weather patterns.
  • Extract meaningful and actionable information from your surroundings
  • Enhance perceptual abilities and gain confidence
  •  Dialogue with the landscape using all of your senses

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Maine Primitive Skills School offers campsites to students during their stay at no extra charge. When preparing to arrive, plan as if you were going on a comfortable car camping experience. You will have easy access to your vehicles during meals and before and after course times. Check out our “What to Bring” page and don’t hesitate to contact the school for more details.

Course starts: 09.00 Saturday, Ends Wednesday at 4pm.

Limit: 12 Students

Deposits transferable but non-refundable

Minimum Age: 16 years and older

Course location:- Maine Primitive Skills School, 716 Church Hill Road, Augusta, ME 04330   www.primitiveskills.com  Tel: +1 207-623-7298 E-Mail: staff@primitiveskills.com