Why Should You Visit Anake Outdoor School?
Between our information packet, videos and conversations with us by phone and e-mail, you will likely get a fairly good idea of your interest in Anake Outdoor School. However, there is really nothing like an in person visit to get a feel for this place, the people, and the class itself. Enrolling in the Anake program is a significant commitment of time and resources, and we are here to help you determine whether this course is the right match for you – something that we think you will feel in your gut as much as know in your head!
So, come spend a day with us! Work with our students to make fire without matches or a lighter. Harvest wild edible plants from the local fields and forest. Follow the tracks of a deer or coyote along the local rivers. And, perhaps most importantly, meet the instructors and talk with our current students and apprentices about their experiences in the program!
Upcoming Visit Days
Depending on the specific day that you sign up for, you will meet at our office in Duvall at 8:15 or at one of our local field locations as early as 7:45. Class will last until 3:00. At which time you will be returned to the day’s meeting location.
- January 8th, 2015 (Thursday) Fire making 2- Hand Drill
- After spending a good part of the fall honing in our bow drill kits we are ready to take it to the next level. We will explore the Hand Drill, a fire making technique masted thousands of years ago, which requires a lot less equipment but a lot more skill. We will also explore other advanced fire making challenges, natural cordage, green woods, fire from the land.
- January 15th, 2015 (Thursday) Skull Studies
- We have followed tracks of many animals and explored the sign they leave behind, today we will study their final track, the skull. The craniums of creatures tell the many stories of their lives. Male or Female? How old were they? Major injuries or Debilitations? What are their dominant senses?
- March 11th, 2015 (Wednesday) Natural Movement (Animal Forms)
- Our modern lives frequently involve us being sedentary and sitting too much. This curriculum will focus on animal movement, internal martial arts, and mobility routines that our bodies are longing for. Elements of stealth, flow, and health will be core to this day. And it’s so much fun!
- Don’t see a date that works for you? Please contact Kyle Koch, our Anake Outreach Specialist – kylek [at] wildernessawareness [dot] org, to find out about other visit day opportunities.