For the last 5 years, our homeschooling classes have been providing customized Earth education to kids throughout Utah. Join us again this year to master bushcrafting and wilderness skills.
Our goal is for students to walk away with a deeper understanding of nature, even if they have taken classes with us before.
We want students to leave with the skills and confidence of a bushman and survivalist.
Through community building we will facilitate parent involvement to encourage these skills at home while still giving students the freedom to explore.
We aim to create a safe, fun, and social environment in which students can delve deeper into their interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships.
After our morning game, students will find their sit spot and enjoy solo time interacting with nature. From there, we will work on our bowdrill kits and other survival skills they may need. To finish off our day, we will wander through the wonderful Lone Peak landscape.
We support students in taking an active role in choosing their own educational path. It is our job to have lessons and skills ready to facilitate that growth.
Dakota has been teaching professionally since 2011 and has an insatiable love for nature. His passion for teaching brought him from Missouri to Utah to delve deeper into his career. He is a proud father and enjoys spending his time trekking in the old ways and practicing the skills of the Mountain Men. He believes these skills connect us to our ancestors and their hardships in a way that brings new meaning to our own lives.
In purchasing a spot for your child you are also commiting to a minimum of one volunteer day/year. Upon registration, you will receive an email requesting your available dates and your unavailable dates for the year. We will send out a schedule before the start of class for when each parent is volunteering.
For more information please visit our FAQ page.
It is highly recommended that students bring the following to each class:
A backpack containing the following:
Erik has such passion for giving back to others to create more possibilities for youth to grow up Nature-Connected. I highly recommend getting involved with his programs and giving yourself and your children a healthy foundation in a balanced relationship with the Earth.
- Rick Berry, 4 Elements Earth Education
Erik’s dedication to and passion for teaching are so strong. His programs are a benefit to all who attend. The quality of his work and commitment to people and their connection to the earth and skills is such a high priority.
- Karen Sherwood, Earthwalk Northwest
My girls and I started doing weekly classes with Erik two years ago, and it has been a favorite time together that we look forward to each week. Whether it is cold and rainy or sunny and warm, my girls can’t wait to go every week, and we benefit from getting out in nature and fresh air. We have gained a better understanding and respect for nature which couldn’t be more needed in today's world. We are so grateful for Making Tracks!
- Jamie Walsh, Client
Making Tracks Earth Education is just what I was looking for to help me and my children learn deeply how to love and connect with nature through games and hands-on experiences. Erik teaches in such a unique and profound way that my family has gained more connection to each other, to ourselves, and to nature through taking his classes. He really makes students think and own their own learning process. We absolutely love this style of learning and everything about Making Tracks.
- Rachel von Niederhausern, Client