Participants will study and journal about local ecology including medicinal/edible plants, animal behavior, birds, and tracks.
They will practice fundamental survival skills such as fire by friction, cordage making, stone tools, and water purification.
Students will play games and participate in facilitated experiences to hone sensory and situational awareness skills necessary for outdoor survival.
Carving and Knife Safety
Meditation and Sensory Awareness
Situational Awareness and Tracking
Ecology, in the form of medicinal plants and animal behavior
This course is for members of South Valley Leadership Academy only. If you would like to participate, please contact them for the access code. The curriculum in this course will be customized to their class and students.
We will take the fundamental skills and knowledge of survival and apply them to a classroom setting while using the available property to explore the wildlife that crosses through it.
Ember is a natural teacher, and her years of professional experience have demonstrated her talents and abilities in helping people learn and grow. Her teaching style is very inclusive, especially for those shy or uncomfortable in new situations. She is skilled in the art of storytelling and captures the attention of all age groups. Ember feels drawn to share her life experience with others in an open and honest way.
New Creation Church: 1020am - 12:20pm
March: 15, 22
April: 5, 12, 19, 26
Please bring weather appropriate clothes and good shoes. Bring a backpack with:
Knife (we recommend this one)
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