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.
- October 9th, 2014 (Thursday) – Seasonal Nourishment and Fall Harvest
Come visit Anake on our Fall harvest day. We will be focusing on local foods, preservation, and “putting food up”. This day will also have an emphasis on seasonal nutrition and how to best prepare for nourishment through the cold months.
- October 15th, 2014 (Wednesday) – Nature Mentoring At Anake, we focus on mentoring as the foundation for our educational model. While Anake students are going through this themselves, we also are passing this knowledge along for them to use in their lives after the program. Come get a peak inside this model and how we use it in our youth programs.
- November 5th, 2014 (Wednesday) – Natural Movement 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!
- December 4th, 2014 (Thursday) – Tracking: Drawing and Casting This day focuses on deepening our tracking curriculum particularly around identification, and also introduces core routines of documenting tracks and the “art of seeing”. Guest Instructor Mark Kang-O’Higgins from the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, and Coordinator of the WIlderness Awareness Wildlife Tracking Intensive will present basic concepts of field sketching and on the intersection of art and tracking as a visual language.
- 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.