Credit Courses

APRIL18-19
EVS 153 Ancient Wilderness Living Skills – 1 credit
An introduction to the principles and practices of ancient wilderness living skills that enable people to live closer to the earth and to realize a deeper understanding of their heritage as human beings. The course introduces students to the following skills: carving and using a bow and drill fire making set; building and sleeping in a shelter made from natural materials; and instruction in crafts like natural baskets, wooden utensils, and natural rope. The course includes backcountry foraging for wild edible foods and materials for crafts as well as an overnight residency experience. NOTE: Course graded credit/no credit. Students must be 18 to register for this course. Prereq: None   April 18-19  Instructor: Walker Korby

APRIL 25-26
UofW 101 The 24-Hour Outdoor Personal Growth Experience – 1 credit
A 24-hour back-country experience focusing on the expansion of the individual’s awareness and sensitivity to his or her relationship with the environment through interpretation and participation in its cyclical rhythms. This 24 Hour Experience can be done by itself or as part of a 1-credit course. The 1-credit version includes one or two in-class sessions in addition to the weekend experience. NOTE: Course graded credit/no credit. Students must be 18 to register for this course. Prereq: None   April 25-26   Instructors: Lenore Anderson & Anthony Brogno 

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MAY 15-17
UofW 102 Youth, Culture and Rites of Passage in Contemporary America – 1 credit
Investigates vision quest and rites of passage, ancient and contemporary ceremonies, and rituals that are found in most cultural traditions to assist individuals to pass symbolically and literally from youth to adulthood. This experiential course offers instruction in phases of personal transition, and connections to the natural environment to promote clarity and connections with the environment. Opportunities include in-the-field teachings and one night and two days of residency at a solo site in a backcountry area, and personal reflection through inner guidance. NOTE: Course graded credit/no credit. Students must be 18 to register for this course. Prereq: None   May 15-17  Instructor: Larry Buell

JUNE 6-7
UofW 103 Exploring Ecological Consciousness – 1 credit
Explores experiential education practices that shift students’ perception towards an awareness of being part of the natural world, directly related to other life forms and ecologies. Students increase their knowledge of nature awareness exercises for diverse age ranges and backgrounds. The course includes experiential exercises, visualization and personal sharing in the natural environment. NOTE: Course graded credit/no credit. Prereq: None
June 6-7   Instructor: Larry Buell

INFORMTION & REGISTRATION:
Dr. Larry Buell, University of the Wild, 978 724-0412, larry@uofwild.org

 

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