Nature & Survival Classes in Seattle & Kirkland

Join instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm in Seattle and the East Side for any of our semi-monthly classes on Thursdays during the academic year, or check out our classes in other Northwest locations.

Class Themes & Dates:

Thursday, April 17, 2014: Safety, Tracks & Bird Alarms in Cougar, Wolf & Bear Country and join us at upcoming workshops including May 3 Tracking Cougars, May 4 Trailing Bears, May 10 Bird Language, and June 7 Trailing Elk & Deer.

Mon-Fri, June 23-27, 2014: Special Daytime & Evening Series of Classes in Puyallup

Thursday, October 23, 2013: Climate Change Training – Lifestyle, Debates, Emergencies & Carbon Sequestration

Thursday, November 13, 2014: Backcountry Crafts – Making Rope, Berry Collecting Baskets, Sleeping Bag Mats & More

Thursday, January 29, 2015: Wilderness Survival Skills including Bow Drill Fire Demo

Thursday, February 26, 2015: Natural Navigation, Map & Compass, Lostproofing, & Orienteering

Thursday, March 26, 2014: Local Wild Edible Plants & Backcountry Herbal Medicine

Class FAQs, Locations, Times & Tuition:

1:00-3:00 Kirkland Classes:  Primarily designed for homeschool families, our afternoon class is also open to all who can’t attend the evening class. Children ages 7 and older may also attend on their own if registration form is completed before the start of class. First Family Member $15.00; Additional Family Members $10.00 if paid at least a day prior, otherwise $15.00 per person at the door. $5.00 for toddlers too young to benefit from instruction. Class meets at North Rose Hill Woodlands Park shelter in Kirkland (parking along NE 100th Street east of the fire station on 124th Ave NE then walking into the shelter – the park does not have off-street parking).  If weather is too cold in the winter and we have enough registration to rent a facility, we will move class to Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Avenue.

6:30-9:00 Seattle Classes: Evening classes are designed for adults, but teens are welcome, as well as focused youth with enrolled parent. $15.00 per person if paid at least the day prior. $20 at the door. Sierra Club members receive an additional $5 discount. Evening classes meet at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, in Seattle’s UW-Wallingford neighborhood. Meet in Room 221 or around back under the covered shelter depending on the theme and weather.

Registration Options:

No prerequisites for any class. Start anytime. If you are unsure as to your final balance, just make a deposit of any amount to guarantee your spot, then contact us with the names/ages of those attending, and you can pay your balance at class. Thanks!

Check/Mail Registration Option: Send with a check deposit payable to the Wolf College, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371 with participant name(s), phone number, email address, age of any minors, and any allergies or health restrictions we should know about.

Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at 253-604-4681 or 425-248-0253 and we will run your card securely over the phone.


Or Use PayPal to register online securely with a credit/debit card or via direct withdrawal from your bank account:
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Our refund policy is that deposits are not refundable unless your registration is not accepted. If you cancel after making additional payment, you may receive a credit for a future program, minus a 25% administration fee of total payments made, in case of emergency. You will receive a full refund if your program is canceled and not rescheduled at a time that you can attend. No refund (and not necessarily any credit) is given if a participant is inappropriate at the program and asked to leave.