Adults and Kids ages 0-7 are free! Join us monthly for games, survival skills, and more!
Registration Ends September 23rd
Community Building - We want different people from different walks of life to connect and learn together.
Social Time - We all need time to connect to friends and family in meaningful ways, and this course will provide a space for that.
Nature Connection - As always we will have games and skills for the kids to grow and foster their connection to nature.
Teachable moments off the land
When Making Tracks started we had classes for kids ages 7-18 but the whole family was welcome to come. After pausing at the beginning of the pandemic, we are ready to bring these programs back.
We will meet the fourth Friday of every month for two and a half hours for games, skills, and social bonding. We want every member of the family to be able to enjoy nature and learn how to thrive in it.
Have a skill you have always wanted to learn? Request it, and let's have some fun!
At just 7 years old, Erik began training at the Riekes Center Nature Awareness Department. His curiosity was insatiable and he continued to pursue outdoor education, acquiring a Bachelor's degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism, with an emphasis in Adventure and Outdoor Programs. Since middle school, Erik has channeled his love of nature into teaching, first assisting lead instructors until he was of age to facilitate nature exploration classes for 20+ kids.
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