Kids’ and Family Courses

– 100% Screen FREE and Outdoors!

– Make Friends!

– Learn Cool New Skills!

– Get Exercise!

Are you looking for a way to get your kids off their screens and outside, making lifelong friends and building a deep connection to the earth?

 

Topics covered in the class series:

– How to Move and See like a Forest Ninja

– Bird Identification and Language

– Plant, Tree, and Fungi Identification

– Animal Tracking

– Using Field Guides

– Staying Warm and Hydrated in the Winter

– How to Safely Use a Knife

– How to Set up a Fire and Keep it Going

– Forest Games

– And Free Play!

Free play is one of the most important thing that many kids lack in the modern age, so we’ll be sure to have time for that each session. This is meant to be a social group, not just a class. I hope the parents will participate as well!

Ages 5 to 11 with a parent attending, kids 5 and under free to wander, play, and hang out.

Sundays January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21, with an inclement weather make up on February 28 – from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Masks required, six feet of distances where possible as well as other Virginia Dep’t of Health protocols followed.

Location: Glen Allen, Virginia

 

Course Instructors

Alison Meehan

Alison is the creator of Tracks and Roots. She has her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Policy and Planning from Virginia Tech and has been an avid naturalist, wilderness survivalist, and tracker for 20 years. She is an expert at identifying trees, tracks, and wild edible and medicinal plants. She has received training from Coyote Tracks, the Tracker School, the Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Group, the Firefly Gathering, the Earth Connection School, the Wilderness Awareness School, the Living Earth School as well as from college courses and clubs. Most of her knowledge of nature awareness and survival has been passed down directly to her from two mentors, Mike Blackwell and Bill Sydor, who took her under their wing as a young adult.

She lives with her three kids in Glen Allen, Virginia.

David Meehan

David is the co-dreamer, editor, and back-up manager of Tracks and Roots. He has his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Crop and Soil Environmental Science and has completed 2 years of graduate level ecology courses. He is an avid gardener, a hobby naturalist, and a wild edible plant expert. A trained martial artist and hobby war historian, he worked for the U.S. Army for 7 years as a military police officer. He resides in Glen Allen, Virginia with his wife and three kids.

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