Wilderness Awareness School

Through awareness and connection we will explore our local park and deepen our relationship with nature. We will unveil the curtains of green that grow around us and meet key players of the plant world. We will discuss and observe various plants that can be used for food, medicine and other utilitarian uses. This is an opportunity to tap into your senses, meet a green ally and create a deeper sense of awareness of what is happening on the landscape.

Class time: 10 am to 5 pm

Wilderness Awareness School, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1983, is an internationally-recognized leader in outdoor education. Our mission is to help children and adults cultivate healthy relationships with nature, community and self. Through nature connection and cultural mentoring, we provide transformational experiences that awaken people’s unique gifts, deepen their relationship with nature, and empower them to enrich the health of their communities. Our community of students includes people of all ages who understand and thrive on their connection to the natural world around us.

WAS is internationally recognized for its mentoring teaching style, its naturalist training expertise, and its focus on connecting students with nature, their community and themselves. Our wilderness education courses draw on traditions from indigenous cultures world-wide, emphasizing nature as teacher, routines to enhance awareness, storytelling, self-motivated learning, and tracking as an interpretive tool.