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Bone Tool Making Workshop

February 19, 2015
bone_tools_2.jpg Long before we made tools out of metals, we used stone and bone.  Join us for a day full of inventiveness as you craft and create primitive tools such as knives, points, jewelry, shakers, etc… from deer bones and hide.  Learning to harvest every part of an animal allows you to feel more connected to creation.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:00 am – 3:00 p.m.
Crumpacker Yurt, Camp Mack, (Milford, IN)
$20 (Lunch included)


Wildlife Tracking & Trailing Workshop

January 15, 2014

Wildlife Tracking & Trailing Workshop

Saturday January 18, 2014
9 a.m. – Noon
Camp Brethren Heights
9478 Brethren Heights Rd.
Rodney, MI 49342

Learn to read the stories of wildlife…

Though wild animals are not often seen, they do leave signs of their presence for us to identify and interpret. These sign are a window into the animal’s life. This workshop offers “tools” that will enhance your awareness skills as a tracker and trailer.

Topics will be addressed as we encounter them in the field, such as: identifying species from tracks scat, feeding signs, and other markings, interpreting behavior from track patterns, and understanding interactions between an animal and its environment. Participants are to bring a notebook, pencils, and a pocket tape measure and classes are open to all skill levels.

Available to anyone (under 12 must be accompanied by adult)

Please RSVP by Jan. 16th
Cost to attend is $20

Ancient Paths Outdoor School
(815) 297-4435

Bird Language Workshop

April 23, 2013

Bird Language

Saturday May 11, 2013

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camp Brethren Heights

9478 Brethren Heights Rd.

Rodney, MI 49342

Bird Language is an ancient discipline whereby we re-learn our ability to interpret what birds are telling us. We’ll learn the 5 voices of the most common birds, Shapes of their Alarms, do a bird sit, create a map and interpret the events. Some bird voice knowledge is helpful but not required for this session as most anyone can pick up the interpretation process.

Available to anyone(under 12 must be accompanied by adult)

Please RSVP by May 9                                   

Cost to attend is $25

Lunch is included.

(815) 297-4435

2013 APOS Workshops

February 22, 2013

Feb. 23: Human Tracking, Search & Rescue Principles

Mar. 23: Flint knapping & Stone Tools (@ Camp Mack, IN)

May 11: Bird Language

May 25: Wild Edible/Medicinal Plants

Sept. TBA: Primitive Friction Fire

Oct. TBA: Primitive Shelters

Nov. TBA: Primitive Hunting Tools

Dec. TBA: Cordage & Traps

Check back closer to the dates that a specific workshop is offered to get more info.

APOS Primitive Fire Workshop

September 27, 2012

Primitive Fire Workshop Flyer