Comfort in/with Wilderness Training for Children
When: Aug 1st, 2nd
10am to 3pm
Please Note the same information will be covered on both days.
Cost: $25 a day; limit 15 student per day; registration required
Contact: Joshua Willis, Parks & Recreation Dept., Open Space Division, 505-897-8856, [email protected]
This training is designed to allow students to develop a sense of confidence in wild places. Plants, insects and animals have many stories to tell. Simply knowing these entities are present in each and every landscape or cityscape can bring one to an understanding of the important roles they play in the web of life. Not fearing these things will bestow a sense of peace to ones life for a lifetime.
TOPICS COVERED IN ONE DAY SESSION
- Relating to the Wild Ones: How to be and behave around animals that are wild.
- Herbal Walk: Plant identification and medicinal value
- Water and Shelter: How do these two things nourish us to be at peace in wilderness?
- Resource Conservation: A creative project concerning endangered species and recycling
Willis is a mixed media artist, a naturalist and native of New Mexico. He received his BFA from the University of New Mexico. Willis curates the gallery and coordinates sustainability programming at the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center. These responsibilities allow Willis to walk the fine line of balance existing between nature and creativity.