The Conservation College offers a variety of classes and workshops throughout the academic year and led by co-directors Kim & Chris Chisholm and other Conservation College Faculty. These are designed to introduce you to a focused topic, or help you continue to improve in an area of personal interest.
• Weekend Workshops & Summer Classes: The Conservation College offers a variety of weekend workshops which take place on the following Saturdays in the Tacoma-Puyallup area, and three weeks of summer classes to choose from in Puyallup, Olympia & Lake Sammamish:
May 13, 2017 Wilderness Survival including Bow Drill Fire Making near Tacoma WA. $65-$75
May 20, 2017 Wild Edible Plant Foraging & Herbal Medicine Making in Puyallup WA. $75-$85
May 27, 2017 Edible Seaweeds & Shellfish of the Salish Sea at Deception Pass WA. $85-$95 WORKSHOP FULL – Email us to be put on waitlist for this workshop date or in case we can add a second session on Saturday, June 10.
June 3, 2017 Subsistence Shore Fishing on Piers, Rivers & Lakes near Tacoma WA. $75-$85
June 26-30, 2017 Monday-Friday in Puyallup WA: Morning & Afternoon Classes all week covering many topics. All ages welcome at Clark’s Creek Park – South Shelter. $30 per class.
July 5-7, 2017 Wed-Fri in Olympia WA: Morning-Afternoon-Evening Classes covering many topics. All ages welcome at Millersylvania State Park Group Camp. $30 per class.
July 24-28, 2017 Monday-Friday in Issaquah WA: Morning & Afternoon Classes all week covering many topics. All ages welcome at Lake Sammamish – Hans Jensen Group Camp. $30 per class.
Sept 4, 2017 Trailing & Photographing Animals in Elk Country near Mt Rainier just 45 minutes from Tacoma WA. $45-$65.
October 14, 2017 Harvest & Process Autumn Acorns, Nettles & Rose Hips near Tacoma WA. $45-$65.
October 21, 2017 Top 5 Wild Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest Coast near Tacoma WA. $45-$65.
March 10, 2018 Paleo Diet & Lifestyle Workshop in Puyallup WA. $75-$85
March 17, 2018 Harvesting & Crafting Natural Plant Fibers in Puyallup WA. $65-$75
March 24, 2018 Leather Hide-Tanning & Parfleche Drum Workshop near Tacoma WA. $85-$95
March 31, 2018 Traditional Archery: Making Bows, Arrows & At-Latls in Puyallup WA. $85-$95
April 7, 2018 Backcountry Navigation & Leadership in Puyallup WA. $65-$75
April 14, 2018 Bird Voices, Wildlife Safety & Awareness, Animal Tracks & Trails near Mt Rainier just 30 minutes from Tacoma WA. $45-$75
April 28, 2018 Wolf Trackers Conservation Training: The Teanaway Pack – Prerequisite Required along the Teanaway River near Cle Elum for those who have attended past wildlife programs with us; by donation to our scholarship fund of $95 per person.
Sept 8-9, 2018 Ethno-Ecology & Cybertracker Evaluation Workshops near Tacoma WA with prerequisites. $275.