Seasonal Courses on Nature, Survival & Civics

The Conservation College runs three unique part-time seasonal courses available to adults and qualified teens in Western Washington.

WJECCArtBook7The Environmental Activist academic year starts January 6, 2019

The Environmental Activist course runs January 6 – November 17, 2019 meeting on Sundays from 9:30-4:30. We will start each morning with a nature hike, followed by strategic planning sessions, and spend afternoons with boots-on-the ground standing up for social and environmental justice in the political arena. Includes guidance through the Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Courses with emphasis on Book VII – Trail of the Sustainable Citizen. Cost including personal guidance, books, workshops and all materials totals $1,975. Ask for password protected program details or jump straight to our simple registration process.

The Traditional Herbalist semester runs January 6 – May 19, 2019

This part-time series meets on Sundays from 1:30-4:30. Includes guidance through Wolf Journey Book II – Trail of the Traditional Herbalist. Cost including personal guidance, books, workshops and all materials totals $975. Ask for program details or jump straight to our simple registration process.

The Wilderness Survivor runs January 12 – March 30, 2019

This part-time but in-depth series emphasizes the ethics of wilderness skills and cultural conservation, allowing flexibility to focus on your favorite areas of interest. Meeting on Saturdays, the program includes participation in every workshop throughout the spring plus Wolf Journey Study Days, and guidance through the Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Courses with emphasis on Book III – Trail of the Wildlife Tracker, Book IV – Trail of the Survival Scout, and Book V: Trail of the Ancient Artisan.. Cost including personal guidance, books, workshops and all materials totals $975. Click here for program details or go straight to our simple registration process.

The Neighborhood Naturalist runs April 6 – June 22, 2019

This nature series emphasizes the ethic of habitat conservation and allows flexibility to focus on your favorite areas of interest: plants, geology, birding, wildlife tracking, seashore ecology, nature guiding or specific studies like entomology, for example. The program includes all Saturday Workshops taking place each weekend and a Wolf Journey Study Day, plus  guidance through the Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Courses with emphasis on Book I – Trail of the Neighborhood Naturalist, Book II – Trail of the Traditional Herbalist, or Book III – Trail of the Wildlife Tracker with tuition totaling $975 including all materials. Click here for program details or go straight to our simple registration process.

Ready to apply?

Click here for our simple registration process, or join us during the summer for our Full-Time Summer Residential Apprenticeships, or email us to be put on our our list for the future, and please let us know which apprenticeship most interests you. We always keep your information absolutely private, and will never share it. You can also like our facebook page to keep in better touch.

Future Academic Year Apprenticeships TBA:

The Wildlife Tracker is an animal research apprenticeship with an ethic of bird, mammal, insect, arachnid, reptile, amphibian, arthropod, fish and game conservation, and may be repeated for an additional semester to earn an Ethnozoologist Certification upon accreditation.

The Ancient Artisan is a traditional skills apprenticeship with an ethic of cultural conservation, and may be repeated for an additional semester to earn Traditional Technologist certification upon accreditation.