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Course Catalog

Course Catalog

Nature & Survival Classes in Seattle & Bellevue

Join instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm in Seattle and the East Side for any of the following class topics during the academic year, or check out our classes in other Northwest locations.

Class Themes & Dates:

June 29 – July 3, 2015 at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah: Special Series of Morning & Afternoon Classes all week long covering all our topics!

Also By Request anytime throughout King County in favorite locations such as the Good Shepherd Center, UW Burke Museum, UW Center for Urban Horticulture, Bellevue Community Centers, Lewis Park Environmental Center, Lake Sammamish State Park, North Rose Hill Woodlands Park Shelter and other venues by request with instructors Megan Damofle, Jason Patterson, Kim & Chris Chisholm:

Climate Change Training – Lifestyle, Debates, Emergencies & Carbon Sequestration

Backcountry Crafts – Making Rope, Berry Collecting Baskets, Sleeping Bag Mats & More

•  Wilderness Survival Skills including Bow Drill Fire Demo

Natural Navigation, Map & Compass, Lostproofing, & Orienteering

Local Wild Edible Plants & Backcountry Herbal Medicine

Safety, Tracks & Bird Alarms in Cougar, Wolf & Bear Country

Backcountry Gourmet & Wilderness Camp Stove Cooking Classes

Suggested Times:  For introductory classes, we recommend scheduling hour class times for the subjects above, such as 10:30-1:30 for homeschool families, or 6:00-9:00 for evening adult classes. For more in-depth workshop level programs, we recommend 6-8 hours.

Suggested Tuition Rates: For 3 hour classes, we recommend collecting $15-$25 for the first family member, $10-$15 per additional family member, with a minimum of $275 required for most classes in King County, depending on exact location, materials needed, and instructor availability.

In-Depth Workshop Level Program Options:

For more in-depth workshop themes, we recommend 6-8 hours, and collecting $45-$95 per person depending on subject materials, with a minimum of $475-$975 collected depending on location, time and materials.

Harvesting & Crafting Plants for Baskets, Rope, Mats & Tonics

Sustainable Homes & Gardens: Permaculture Workshops

Bow & Arrow Making Workshop

Hide-Tanning & Parfleche Workshop

Wilderness Survival including Bow Drill Fire Making

Wolf Trackers Conservation Training

Edible Seaweeds, Shellfish, & Shore Plants of the Salish Sea

Wild Edible Plant Foraging & Herbal Medicine Making

Understanding Birds and Their Voices

Cougars, Coyotes & Other Critters: Awareness & Safety

All About Black Bears, Cubs & Their Dens

Trailing & Photographing Animals in Elk Country

Pier & Fly Fishing