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Does your curiosity in the outdoors go beyond simply moving through it to get to your destination? Are you curious about the flora and fauna around you and how they relate to one another and to you? Do you want to go deeper with these curiosities and integrate these studies into your daily life?

This course focuses on a variety of ecological studies, including plant and animal identification, osteology, animal behavior, wildlife track and sign, bird language, ethnobotany and plant medicine, phenology, wild edibles and wild cooking, and more. It will culminate in a weekend camp-out where we will get to practice what we've learned throughout the course.

This will be a 10-month, 1-Saturday per month course, beginning each fall in September and going through June of the following year. Most classes will be Saturday 9am-5pm. There will be one overnight Friday AM-Sunday PM trip weekend in March: students in this course will have the opportunity to join our Survival Immersion Course for their yearly trip to the Oregon Dunes for a Wildlife Tracking Weekend. 

The start date for 2023 is September 23rd. See 2022-23's Schedule below. 2023-24's dates can be viewed when you click "BOOK NOW" on most enrollment options.

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2023-24 Enrollment now live!