Wild Edible Plants
Ed-ventures are short classes or or get-togethers meant to focus on fun and learning, in a social atmosphere. Read more about Ed-ventures on our blog. For current course availability and to register, see our Calendar
Nature-based Beach Art
Enjoying and creating meaningfully-inspired nature-based artwork utilizing materials you find on the beach is the concentration of this program. You’ll have the opportunity to experience a sensorial relationship with the living land which contributes to connectedness with the land and water of your surroundings. A fun and stimulating exploration of your expressive side!
Creating Earth Paint Pigments
Creative expression through the ancestral power of ancient painting techniques using earth pigments from the land is the concentration in this workshop. Participate in the making of clay, charcoal, and ash pigments utilizing locally gathered materials. By making and trying out your techniques in painting with these types of pigments, you are using techniques dating back thousands of years.
Wild Edible Plants
This hike will take you to some of the notable spots in the area to look for and learn about wild edible plants. Identify some of the useful plants of the area and learn their stories. Discover your connection with the local plants and what they have to share. This Ed-venture is also available as a custom group class for $90 for 3 hours. Contact Us for details.
Traditional Fire Building & Usage
Our draw to gather around a fire is universal and can bring both learning and discovery experiences for us on many levels. This workshop explores the basics of building a fire using traditional tools and techniques while also incorporating stories and teachings of fire in our lives. We’ll investigate the power of friction, striking, and scraping as means of starting several types of fires.
Create Your Own Walking Stick
Creating a wood staff and adorning it with decorative items from nature will be the concentration of this workshop. Participants will explore wood working techniques while forming and fashioning their own walking stick and decorating it with such things as beads, stones, leather, and wood burned designs.
Learn food preparation techniques that use the campfire as a means to cook your food. Cast-iron fry pan and Dutch oven cooking will be the main methods used. These skills are a great addition to any camping trip, backyard barbeque, or outdoor fire. Cooking around a campfire always brings people together in shared enjoyment.
Earth-based Pottery Making
Dig and shape natural clay into pottery just with your hands! This class will connect you with the red clay of the area and show you how to fashion it into some usable pottery. Add some time around a campfire to learn the techniques to fire your creation into usable pottery.
Animal Tracks and Traces
Learn how to find traces of our local animals, identify who made them, and get a glimpse into the story they reveal about the land and waters of the area. This is a foundational skill in deepening your understanding of plants, animals, and ecology, of the places you inhabit. This Ed-venture is also available as a custom group class for $90 for 3 hours. Contact Us for details.
Forest Therapy Walk
Take a walk with us and enter the natural world for healing, reflection and renewal in the beauty of the northwoods. The forest scents, the sound and feeling of your footsteps on the earth, the sunlight filtering through the trees–all of these can help you recognize where you’ve been and where you need to go. We invite you to enjoy this experience with us.