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Earth Skills News Feb 2011


WELCOME TO THIS ISSUE OF EARTH SKILLS NEWS, an email letter detailing upcoming classes and providing some teaching about tracking, survival and related subjects.

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The February 2011 issue of Earth Skills News features articles on the Yupik owl dance (performed in our Traditional Skills class last October), and on secrets to finding tracks.

Download the issue here:



Join us at our favorite tracking locations to refresh and expand your skills in the Tracking Refresher & Practice class March 5.

Go back to the roots of nature awareness in the Grandfather Awareness class, with lots of new fun exercises, March 6.

There are still a few openings for this Saturday’s Basic Tracking class; call to enroll! 

Feb. 12 Basic Tracking, Malibu Creek State Park, open

Mar. 5 Tracking Refresher & Practice (NEW), Frazier Park, open

Mar. 6 Grandfather Awareness Class (NEW), Malibu Creek, open

Mar. 18 Plant Uses at Filoli, Woodside, CA. Go to

Mar. 19 Basic Tracking at Filoli, Woodside, CA. go to

Apr. 2 Plant Uses, Malibu Creek, open

Apr. 3 Edible Plant Workshop, Frazier Park, 6 spaces open

April 9-10 Basic Tracking in Joshua Tree. Open. Enroll through the Desert Institute. There are currently 9 spaces open.

Apr. 30 Flintknapping with Gary Baugh, Santa Monica Mtns, 7 spaces open

May 1 Fibers & Cordage (NEW), SM Mtns, open

May 14-15 Animal Movement Workshop, Frazier Park area, open

All other classes are currently open, including:

July 31 – August 6 Solo Spiritual Quest, southern Sierras. Call or write for an application.

See the full schedule at:


Earth Skills can present a PowerPoint slide show on tracking for your group, at no cost, if it’s in reasonable travel range. Contact us for 2011 dates.

We wish you good learning in the field and hope to see you in a class.




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