Weekend Workshops on Wilderness Survival, Herbal Plant Craft, Wildlife Tracking & Birding, Hide Tanning, Bow Making

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The Conservation College offers WEEKEND WORKSHOPS open to all all ages. They are held at locations throughout the Western Washington and led by Kim and Chris Chisholm and other faculty.

June 9, 2018 Sustainable Home & Gardens – Living on an Acre in Puyallup WA. $45-$65 depending on past participation and number attending.

June 16, 2018 Edible Seaweeds & Shellfish of the Salish Sea at Deception Pass WA. $95 and please note this workshop filled more than 3 months in advance in 2017 so be sure to register early.

June 17, 2018 Paleo & Veggie Lifestyles in Puyallup WA. $95 includes dinner.

June 23, 2018 Subsistence Shore Fishing on Piers, Rivers & Lakes near Tacoma WA. $95 includes use of our gear, bait and tackle.

July 2-6, 2018 Morning & Afternoon Classes or make it an all-week camp covering many topics. All ages welcome at Millersylvania State Park near Olympia. $25 per class.

Monday Morning: Wildlife Safety & Nature Awareness Skills
Monday Afternoon: Natural Navigation plus Map & Compass
Tues Morning: Wilderness Survival including Best Emergency Shelter
Tues Afternoon: Tracking & Trailing Animals
Thu Morning: Wild Edible Food Plants & Critters
Thu Afternoon: Wild Plants for Medicine & Craft
Fri Morning: Backyard Bird Language
Fri Afternoon: Old School Fire Making including the Bow Drill & Fire Steel

July 21, 2018 Harvesting & Crafting Natural Plant Fibers at Lake Sammamish. $95 with special guest instructor.

July 28, 2018 Wilderness Survival including Bow Drill Fire Making at Lake Sammamish. $85-$95 includes firesteel and bow drill kit materials.

August 4, 2018 The Ancient Artisan including Leather Hide-Tanning and Making Bows, Arrows & At-Latls at Lake Sammamish. $95 includes all materials.

August 11, 2018 Backcountry Navigation & Leadership at Lake Sammamish. $65-$75 includes professional hands-on risk management and emergency first aid training.

August 18, 2018 Wild Edible Plant Foraging & Herbal Medicine Making at Lake Sammamish. $85-$95 includes quite a few take-home goodies. 

August 25, 2018 Bird Voices, Wildlife Safety & Awareness, Animal Tracks & Trails at Lake Sammamish. $65-$75 includes tour of active bear den, prolific owl pellet tree, big cat scratching post, and more.

October 20, 2018 Wild Harvest – Mushrooms, Acorns, Nettles & Rose Hips in Puyallup WA. $65-$75.

October 27, 2018: THE WOLF GATHERING Skillshare Rendezvous near Puyallup WA by donation to our scholarship fund of $95 per adult, $45 per accompanied child.

November 10, 2018 Trailing & Photographing Animals in Elk Country with special guest instructor at Mt Peak near Enumclaw WA. $95.


To register, just call us at 425-248-0253 or click on descriptions above for paypal links. All weekend workshops are designed for adults, but youth are also welcome to enroll with attending parents.