Earthwork Wilderness Survival Training School | 413-340-1161

Homeschool Wilderness Skills Program–Spring Session (weekly Fridays)

SPRING SESSION: 10 weeks (March 25-June 3, skip April Vacation Friday)

HERON HOMESCHOOL
Heron is our signature program, taking place on Larch Hill Conservation Area in Amherst for more than 10 years. Hundreds of students have taken the challenge of the Heron, and have developed their nature awareness and wilderness living skills.

Curriculum covered is seasonal according to the natural laws and cycles of nature. For the development of wilderness living skills, it is necessary that we follow the rhythms of the Earth by harvesting materials and creating our earthen wares in the proper season.

WHO: Ages 7 and up
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $510-$660/10-week SPRING session (INCLUDES T-SHIRT AT END OF PROGRAM); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

SWIFT EAGLE HOMESCHOOL
In the Heron Program, we began a foundation of learning nature awareness and wilderness living skills. The Swift Eagle Program introduces many new skills and adventures while building on the foundations of the Heron Program.

WHO: Preteens & Teens
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $510-$660/10-week SPRING session (INCLUDES T-SHIRT AT END OF PROGRAM); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

Register online OR call 413-340-1161

Seeing through the Eyes of Animals (Tracking) (WS 1)

$45/adult, $25/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)
If you plan to attend all 5 Workshops, PREPAY & SAVE 10%

This is the 1st Workshop of our Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills WEEKEND GETAWAY!

SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF ANIMALS (Tracking)
Have you ever been in the woods and wonder “who’s been here?”

Are you someone looking for professional tracking services? Need to educate your staff or team?

Join us for the art and science of tracking. Since 1999, we have had workshops and field classes; in recent years, we’ve added slide shows and video tutorials.

Learn how to read signs and tell the stories of the landscape and learn terminology so you can have a common language for wildlife conservation efforts.

REGISTER ONLINE
BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills WEEKEND GETAWAY!
Sat, 5/21, 9:00-12:00, Seeing through the Eyes of Animals (Tracking)
Sat, 5/21, 1:00-4:00, Wild Edibles
Sat, 5/21, 6:00-9:00, Storytelling & Night Navigation
Sun, 5/22, 9:00-12:00, The Art of Fire
Sun, 5/22, 1:00-4:00, Intro to Wilderness Survival

STAYING FOR MORE WORKSHOPS?
Opportunity to stay overnight on the land (Sat night)!
* Bring own tent & supplies–$5/person
* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$8/person (very limited spots)
both options have full use of the kitchen, showers & toilets
NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE MAY 6

fiddleheads are abundant!

Wild Edibles Workshop (WS 2, WE 1)

$50/adult, $30/child with adult (add $10/person if pay day of)
If you plan to attend all 5 Workshops, PREPAY & SAVE 10%

This is the 2nd Workshop of our Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills WEEKEND GETAWAY!

WILD EDIBLES
Join us for this unique experience and come away with skills in correct identification of wild edibles and medicines you can find right outside your back door.

You will learn how and when to harvest by season and in what habitat to seek out your favorite wild edibles. Additionally you will learn how to harvest with intention; keeping in mind the importance of the responsibility we have as foragers and earth stewards.

A responsible, attentive forager always finds a meal!

$50/adult, $30/child with adult (add $10/person if pay day of)
If you plan to attend all 5 Workshops, PREPAY & SAVE 10%

REGISTER HERE

VISIT our Wild Edibles page for a slide show and videos.
BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills WEEKEND GETAWAY!
Sat, 5/21, 9:00-12:00, Seeing through the Eyes of Animals (Tracking)
Sat, 5/21, 1:00-4:00, Wild Edibles
Sat, 5/21, 6:00-9:00, Storytelling & Night Navigation
Sun, 5/22, 9:00-12:00, The Art of Fire
Sun, 5/22, 1:00-4:00, Intro to Wilderness Survival

STAYING FOR MORE WORKSHOPS?
Opportunity to stay overnight on the land (Sat. night)!
* Bring own tent & supplies–$5/person
* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$8/person (very limited spots)
both options have full use of the kitchen, showers & toilets
NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE MAY 6

2016 Wild Edibles Schedule
Sat, May 21, 1-4 pm (Outdoor Skills Weekend Getaway!)
Sat, Jun 18, 1:30-4:30 pm
Sat, July 9, 9 am-12 pm
Sat, August 6, 4:30-7:30 pm (Berries, Baskets & Brook Trout Weekend!)
Sat, September 24, 1-4 pm (Wilderness Extravaganza Weekend!)
Sun, October 23, 1-4 pm
Sun, November 13, 1-4 pm

Star Navigator

The Art of Storytelling & Night Navigation (WS 3)

$45/adult, $25/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)
If you plan to attend all 5 Workshops, PREPAY & SAVE 10%

This is the 3rd Workshop of our Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills WEEKEND GETAWAY!!

THE ART OF STORYTELLING & NIGHT NAVIGATION
You’ll learn about night navigation while storytelling around the campfire.

$45/adult, $25/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)
If you plan to attend all 5 Workshops, PREPAY & SAVE 10%

REGISTER ONLINE

BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills WEEKEND GETAWAY!
Sat, 5/21, 9:00-12:00, Seeing through the Eyes of Animals (Tracking)
Sat, 5/21, 1:00-4:00, Wild Edibles
Sat, 5/21, 6:00-9:00, Storytelling & Night Navigation
Sun, 5/22, 9:00-12:00, The Art of Fire
Sun, 5/22, 1:00-4:00, Intro to Wilderness Survival

STAYING FOR MORE WORKSHOPS?
Opportunity to stay overnight on the land (Sat night)!
* Bring own tent & supplies–$5/person
* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$8/person (very limited spots)
both options have full use of the kitchen, showers & toilets
NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE MAY 6

fire

The Art of Fire (WS 4)

$45/adult, $25/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)
If you plan to attend all 5 Workshops, PREPAY & SAVE 10%

This is the 4th Workshop of our Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills WEEKEND GETAWAY!

THE ART OF FIRE
Experience this lost art that we are preserving and sharing with the future generations…see for yourself why this is essential to witness.

The Art of Fire

$45/adult, $25/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)
If you plan to attend all 5 Workshops, PREPAY & SAVE 10%

REGISTER ONLINE

BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills WEEKEND GETAWAY!
Sat, 5/21, 9:00-12:00, Seeing through the Eyes of Animals (Tracking)
Sat, 5/21, 1:00-4:00, Wild Edibles
Sat, 5/21, 6:00-9:00, Storytelling & Night Navigation
Sun, 5/22, 9:00-12:00, The Art of Fire
Sun, 5/22, 1:00-4:00, Intro to Wilderness Survival

DID YOU WANT TO COME TO THIS WORKSHOP BUT DON’T WANT TO GET UP & DRIVE SO EARLY?
Opportunity to stay overnight on the land (Sat night)!
* Bring own tent & supplies–$5/person
* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$8/person (very limited spots)
both options have full use of the kitchen, showers & toilets
NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE MAY 6

Introduction to Wilderness Survival (WS 5)

$45/adult, $25/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)
If you plan to attend all 5 Workshops, PREPAY & SAVE 10%

The is the 5th (and last) Workshop of our Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills WEEKEND GETAWAY!

INTRODUCTION TO WILDERNESS SURVIVAL
Are you a hiker, skier or just walk in the woods with your kids? What do you do if you get disoriented or some other unexpected situation arises while you’re out and about? Do you have a survival kit? What are the top 10 things you bring with you when you’re in the wilderness?

Earthwork Programs has been teaching these skills for more than 10 years. Make fire with confidence in wet conditions as well as dry. Learn the power of plants and their uses. Discover ways to bring yourself closer to the land through tracking and awareness. When people are in extreme situations, they revert to their training…what kind of training do you have?

Earthwork Programs offers this hands-on experience, plus tracking, awareness and survival.

Introduction to Wilderness Survival

REGISTER ONLINE

BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills WEEKEND GETAWAY!
Sat, 5/21, 9:00-12:00, Seeing through the Eyes of Animals (Tracking)
Sat, 5/21, 1:00-4:00, Wild Edibles
Sat, 5/21, 6:00-9:00, Storytelling & Night Navigation
Sun, 5/22, 9:00-12:00, The Art of Fire
Sun, 5/22, 1:00-4:00, Intro to Wilderness Survival

Wild Edibles Workshop (WE 2)

$50/adult/Workshop (add $10/person if pay day of)

WILD EDIBLES IMMERSION SERIES

(you don’t have to attend all Workshops in the Series)
Join us for this unique experience and come away with skills in correct identification of wild edibles and medicines you can find right outside your back door.

You will learn how and when to harvest by season and in what habitat to seek out your favorite wild edibles. Additionally you will learn how to harvest with intention; keeping in mind the importance of the responsibility we have as foragers and earth stewards.

A responsible, attentive forager always finds a meal!

$50/adult/Workshop (add $10/person if pay day of)

REGISTER HERE

VISIT our Wild Edibles page for a slide show and videos.
BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

2016 DATES
Sat, July 9, 9 am-12 pm
Sat, August 6, 4:30-7:30 pm (Berries, Baskets & Brook Trout Weekend!)
Sat, September 24, 1-4 pm (Wilderness Extravaganza Weekend!)
Sun, October 23, 1-4 pm
Sun, November 13, 1-4 pm

wild edibles & medicinals wilderness skills

Wild Edibles Workshop (WE 3)

$50/adult/Workshop (add $10/person if pay day of)

WILD EDIBLES IMMERSION SERIES

(you don’t have to attend all Workshops in the Series)
Join us for this unique experience and come away with skills in correct identification of wild edibles and medicines you can find right outside your back door.

You will learn how and when to harvest by season and in what habitat to seek out your favorite wild edibles. Additionally you will learn how to harvest with intention; keeping in mind the importance of the responsibility we have as foragers and earth stewards.

A responsible, attentive forager always finds a meal!

$50/adult/Workshop (add $10/person if pay day of)

REGISTER HERE

VISIT our Wild Edibles page for a slide show and videos.
BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

2016 DATES
Sat, August 6, 4:30-7:30 pm (Berries, Baskets & Brook Trout Weekend!)
Sat, September 24, 1-4 pm (Wilderness Extravaganza Weekend!)
Sun, October 23, 1-4 pm
Sun, November 13, 1-4 pm

Elderberry Syrup--medicinal

Wild Edibles Workshop (WS 2, WE 4)

$50/adult/Workshop (add $10/person if pay day of)

WILD EDIBLES IMMERSION SERIES

(you don’t have to attend all Workshops in the Series)
Join us for this unique experience and come away with skills in correct identification of wild edibles and medicines you can find right outside your back door.

You will learn how and when to harvest by season and in what habitat to seek out your favorite wild edibles. Additionally you will learn how to harvest with intention; keeping in mind the importance of the responsibility we have as foragers and earth stewards.

A responsible, attentive forager always finds a meal!

$50/adult/Workshop (add $10/person if pay day of)

REGISTER HERE

VISIT our Wild Edibles page for a slide show and videos.
BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

2016 DATES
Sat, August 6, 4:30-7:30 pm (Berries, Baskets & Brook Trout Weekend!)
Sat, September 24, 1-4 pm (Wilderness Extravaganza Weekend!)
Sun, October 23, 1-4 pm
Sun, November 13, 1-4 pm

Berries, Baskets & Brook Trout Weekend! 2nd Annual!

Attend All, Some or Just One!

(Workshop fees vary…see below)

A Weekend of 4 Wilderness Skills Workshops!

For Families, Adults & Teens

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

BERRIES, BASKETS & BROOK TROUT WEEKEND:

Saturday, August 6, 2016
WS1: Birch Bark Basket Making 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WS2: Wild Edibles & Medicinals 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 7, 2016
WS3: Primitive Fishing 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WS4: Intro to Wilderness Survival 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

REGISTER ONLINE

BIRCH BARK BASKET MAKING

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Join Basket expert Barry Keegan and Earthwork Programs for a day-long, hands-on Workshop!

We will learn:

  • sustainable harvesting techniques,
  • birch bark processing,
  • pine root sewing.

And, we will use raw materials from the land to create one-of-a-kind pieces that will be beautiful and functional.

$60/adult, $30/child with adult–materials included (must be prepaid)

WILD EDIBLES & MEDICINALS

Saturday, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join us for this unique experience and come away with skills in correct identification of wild edibles and medicinals you can find right outside your back door. Because we specialize in certain plants in depth, there are certain ones we’ll be reviewing from last class as well.

You will learn how and when to harvest by season and in what habitat to seek out your favorite wild edibles.

Possible Focus: Black trumpets, Chanterelles, Chrome foot, different type of suillus mushrooms and field plants, cats ear, dewberries, knotweed, horsetail, milkweed pods, sumac, dock, heal all, etc.

$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/Workshop if pay day of)

PRIMITIVE FISHING

Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how our ancestors were able to sustain themselves…not only surviving, but actually thriving? Primitive fishing has been one of the cornerstones of how it is done.

In this Workshop, learn

  • how to make a fish spear and techniques of stalking,
  • a way of making a fish net,
  • designing your own hooks and gorges, and
  • a tried-and-true method of “hand fishing” where we can catch and release and have had great success.

This is a real “game changer”–being able to go from nothing and making all of your own fishing lines, spears, gorges, lures, weirs, hooks and traps with all natural materials.

Join us! This class is for participants of all levels–no prerequisite required!

$60/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10 if pay day of)

INTRODUCTION TO WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Sunday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Are you a hiker, skier or just walk in the woods with your kids? What do you do if you get disoriented or some other unexpected situation arises while you’re out and about? Do you have a survival kit? What are the top 10 things you bring with you when you’re in the wilderness?

Earthwork Programs has been teaching these skills for more than 10 years.

  • Make fire with confidence in wet conditions as well as dry.
  • Learn the power of plants and their uses.
  • Discover ways to bring yourself closer to the land through tracking and awareness.

$45/adult, $25/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)

REGISTER ONLINE

10% discount if register and prepay for all 4 Workshops!

Want to stay overnight Saturday? Camping $5/person (bring your own tent & supplies), rustic cabins $8/person (limited). Register by 7/29.

BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

REGISTER ONLINE

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