Naturalist Skills Community Nights
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Second Monday of every month, September to May
*Update: the Naturalist Skills Community Night event for May has been moved from the 13th to the 20th due to instructor illness. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Naturalist Skills Community Nights are a chance for folks at Cascadia Wild to get together and learn about an aspect of nature or community, such as tracking, fire by friction, bird language, wild edibles, or story telling. Instructors are various members of the community who wish to share their personal expertise or experience. These gatherings will give everyone an opportunity to meet folks, learn, and have a lot of fun.
These events are offered to the community free of charge.
Everyone is welcome. No registration necessary. We're thrilled to put this on and share skills amongst our community.
Where: Cascadia Wild office, 1912 NE Killingsworth. Located across the street from Alberta Park, on the corner of 19th and Killingsworth.
When: Second Monday of the month, September through May
This year's topics:
Sept 10: Ten Ways to Enhance your Awareness Skills in Nature
Within each of us is a native, indigenous soul inherited from our ancient ancestors through the millennia. Come and relearn (or remember) some of the secrets our ancestors used to heighten their awareness. It could save your life! Presenter Marion Warfield has been hosting Community Night since it's conception, sharing her passion for teaching nature skills with the community.
November 12: The Philosophy of Tracking
Animal tracking helps us develop many skills besides just being able to identify animal sign. It develops our ability to ask questions and seek out the causes of events, and promotes personal development. Presenter Norma Schell is a professional counsellor and author of the book "Heal from the Heart." Check out her website.
December 10: Mammals of Mt Hood
Learn about the natural history of the animals that spend their winter around Mt Hood. Presented by our Wolverine Tracking Project trip-leaders-in-training. This presentation is part of their training, so it is bound to be very informative and fun.
Here are last year's topics.
September 12 - Nature Awareness
October 10 - Mushroom Identification
November 14 - Philosophy of Tracking
December 12 - Pemmican Making
January 9 - Mandalas - What, Why, When, How
February 13 - Sustainable Herbalism
March 12 - Soapmaking
April 9 - A Trip to Mali
May 14 - Lightweight Backpacking
If you have a topic you wish to share, please let us know!