September 27, 2011

AWCP 2011-2012 Off and Running!

The 2011-2012 Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program (AWCP) is off to a great start! 40 new students began their year on September 6th. They've already completed basic training on wilderness survival shelter-building, bow drill fire-making, fall wild edible plants, wildlife track identification, outdoor leadership, and navigation!

AWCP Class of 2011-2012

First fire with bow drill friction fire method

Teaching track identification skills along the Skykomish River

Oasis at the Oregon Dunes wildlife tracking field trip

Next month, the AWCP students will begin their training in permaculture, continue survival and ethnobotany studies, and take a field trip to the old growth forests and coast of the Olympic Peninsula.