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A Day in the Woods: Nature and Woodcraft Skills Everyone Needs to Know
July 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come play with us as we dive into basic skills of outdoor living helping everyone feel safer and more connected to the world outdoors. Join outdoor survival enthusiast and expert Mark Zanoni for this active day that will cover basic skills of outdoor living and survival and will include: finding and preparing natural rope and cordage, building efficient, smokeless fires, building comfortable and adaptable simple shelters to keep you dry and warm without a tent, tarp or sleeping bag, utilitarian plants and trees and how to identify them, basics of primitive fire building, natural bowls, spoons and tools, etc. We will also cover basic nature awareness and listening skills—skills everyone needs to know to feel a part and aware of the natural world. This is a great family program with kids aged 12+. Come play and explore with us! Participants should bring water, lunch and dress to be outdoors. Registration required by 7/15. $40 ($35 members) and $30 for ages 12-18. Mark had taught nature-based skills and applications as learning tools for schools, day cares, youth agencies, camps and other organizations for 30+ years. Articles and workshops on these topics have appeared in the TEAM Conference Ripple Effect magazine, Association for Experiential Education Heartland Regional Newsletter and more. He is also the retired Leadership Program and Outreach Director for the Leadership Program at Camp Manito-wish YMCA and currently runs OutsideExperience