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Course Catalog

Part-Time Academic Year, Semester & Quarter Apprenticeships

The Conservation College runs three unique part-time apprenticeships. These are available to adults and qualified teens residing in Washington State, Northern Oregon, Southern British Columbia, and those able to relocate to our area.

The Neighborhood Naturalist quarter runs April 1 – June 17, 2017

This nature apprenticeship 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 on June 10th, plus graduation get-together on June 17th and 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 $950 including all materials. Click here for program details or go straight to our our simple registration process to apply by March 20th!

WJECCArtBook7The Environmental Activist academic year starts October 1st, 2017

The Environmental Activist apprenticeship runs October 1 – November 19, 2107 and continues from January 7 – November 18, 2018 meeting every Sunday from 9:00-5:00. 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 $2,950. Ask for password protected program details or jump straight to our our simple registration process to apply by June 5th!

The Survival Scout semester runs February 10 – June 16, 2018

This part-time but in-depth apprenticeship 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, a graduation get-together on June 17th, 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 $1,950. Click here for program details or go straight to our our simple registration process to apply by December 25th!

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 Traditional Herbalist is an herbal medicine apprenticeship with an ethic of plant conservation, and may be repeated for an additional semester to earn an Ethnobotanist Certification upon accreditation.

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.