Survival: Grande Prairie Series

Survival: Grande Prairie Series

This event registration includes the four Survival events scheduled for the Grande Prairie area on May 23-24. Register here to get a discounted rate of $120 per person! 

This program is geared towards home school students ages 6 – 17. While parents are not obligated to participate in these workshops, a parental representative must be present for students. Parents and younger siblings are also welcome to stay for the duration of the workshop free of charge. We ask that paid participants be given the space to fully engage and participate in the program.

We run our programs rain or shine and encourage parents/students to check the weather on the day of the workshop and dress accordingly. We suggest wearing layers, as well as long pants and closed toed shoes.

Fire Building

When: May 23 from 10 - 12pm
Where: South Bear Creek (meet in parking lot)

This class builds on the skills learned in Fire Starting however that class is not a prerequisite. Participants will learn about the science of fire and learn how to light, build and maintain an effective fire in many situations and environments. The class also covers how to source proper materials to burn and also how to troubleshoot issues building and maintaining fire. 

Natural Adhesives

When: May 23 from 1 - 3pm 
Where: South Bear Creek (meet in parking lot)

Learn to make an all-natural adhesive using ingredients found in nature. Class discussion will include the Indigenous origins of adhesive, as well as practical uses. Participants will then create their own adhesive using materials found in the area before using the glue to make tools or crafts out of all natural materials.

Reading Nature/Natural Navigation

When: May 24 from 10 - 12pm
Where: Evergreen Ridge 

Learn to track animals with this class that explores different types of animal tracks, animal behaviours, as well as natural habitats. This class teaches students of the outdoors the unexpected skill of slowing down and paying attention to natural surroundings, as well as building appreciation of the ways nature works as a system. Participants will also learn how to orient themselves using natural cues. 

Spring Foraging/Spruce Tip Tea

When: May 24 from 1 - 3pm 
Where: Evergreen Ridge

Whether in a survival situation or simply going for a hike, knowing where to find food and useful materials outdoors is an important skill. Participants will learn about the traditional uses of local plants, fungi and trees, as well as how to identify other useful materials that would support wilderness survival.  The class will end with some spruce tip tea. Please bring your own reusable mug! This class makes a great precursor to the Wild Food and Outdoor Cooking class.

Event Properties

Event Date Thursday, 23 May, 2024
Event End Date Friday, 24 May, 2024
Cut off date Friday, 17 May, 2024
Spots available 19
Price $120 per student

Registration has closed.

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