Bird Language October 22

Come spend a day with us exploring the language of the birds; whether you have been a birder for life, or you don’t know an eagle from a sparrow, this course is for you!  Interpreting bird language entails understanding what birds are saying and how they are saying it, and is an ancient skill that people have used to help them survive and thrive for thousands of years.  Birds are the news media of the ecosystem as they describe where food, water, shelter and most importantly, where danger is located.  They are keenly aware of their surroundings and often very vocal about what they observe (especially songbirds), and put an audible soundtrack and visible body language to the happenings in the landscape around us, noting subtle shifts in the movements and energies of other species nearby.


Upcoming Adult Classes 

With Texas' Premier Outdoor, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School

Bird Language October 22

Natural Pottery - October 22 & November 19

Flint Knapping & Primitive Stone Tools - October 23

Acorn Harvesting & Preparation - October 23

Edible Plants - October 29

Medicinal Plants - October 30

Natural Pottery - November 19 (Day 2)

Knot Tying 101 - November 20

Camouflage & Concealment - November 20

Knife Making - December 2-4

Wilderness Bushcraft - December 3-4

…Other adults classes and the full 2016/17 schedule

Upcoming Youth Classes

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - October 22

Saturday Monthly Nature Program - begins October 22

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - November 19

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - December 17

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers  - January 21

Knife Carving & Safety  - February 18

More than S’mores - February 19

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - February 25

Ninja Coyotes - February 26

Sticks and Stones - March 12

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - March 25

Fire! - March 26

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - April 22

Primitive Projectiles - May 20

Tracking Detectives May 21

Other youth classes and the full 2016/17 schedule

I have attended courses at ENWS for 4 years.  To call the classes "impactful" is a severe understatement.  They have been perspective altering.  To quote Thomas Henry Huxley:
"To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall. Teach him something of natural history, and you place in his hands a catalogue of those which are worth turning around."
Earth Native's classes are mostly outdoors, always interesting, and a great way to change your perspective.  As for me, it has granted me a catalogue (to reference the quote) that now permeates the way I perceive the natural world.  Instead of a city-boy with zero confidence in the wilderness, I now feel competent to the level of comfort in being part of nature.
I owe a lot to ENWS and will never be able to repay the debt. - JB

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