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Wooden Spoon Carving - Suggested Materials

Wooden Spoon Carving - Suggested Materials

If you've attended one of our spoon-making workshops, here are some recommended resources and tools to continue your carving journey!

Alumni in Action: A Journey from Figurine Frogs to Belonging

Alumni in Action: A Journey from Figurine Frogs to Belonging

It’s no surprise that as a young mother of three, I would eventually find myself on an island in the Salish Sea, among the cedars and hemlocks, covered in mud and ferns, hiding, tracking, singing, and making fires each week with my family and other kindred spirits at a nature connection program.

Cultivating a New Generation of Leaders

Cultivating a New Generation of Leaders

Fifeteen years ago I had the opportunity and honor to plant a Tree of Peace with Chief Jake Swamp at Linne Doran. Now nearly every week my son Leo walks past the Tree of Peace on his way to Foxes.

Core Routine: Sit Spot

Core Routine: Sit Spot

Going to your sit spot is one of the core routines that we teach at Wilderness Awareness School. It's a simple, powerful experience that enables you to be more present and connected in your day-to-day life. So what is a sit spot and what do you do there?

Finding Home

Finding Home

The first rays of light glow through the trees; ferns and vine maples dripping with the memory of rain from the night. Silence gives way to birdsong, joyous and free, a celebration that the light again returned.

Alumni In Action: The Power of the Heart

Alumni In Action: The Power of the Heart

I didn’t want to come to Wilderness Awareness School. Rain. Grey. A survival trip that required me to find my own food for a week. I was happy living in sunny California and originally told my partner he could go without me and just tell me all about it

Muddy and Happy

Muddy and Happy

Our family heard about Wilderness Awareness School through word of mouth. Friends had tried the program, spoke very highly of it, and when we looked into it further we knew it would be the perfect fit for our oldest, Henry.

Alumni in Action: Value of Connection

Alumni in Action: Value of Connection

For my professional career, I travel the country and count birds for a living. In my personal life, I am a recovering addict and active participant in my 12-step program, guiding others on their own journey toward addiction recovery.

Hope in this Bittersweet World

Hope in this Bittersweet World

Kaveh has continued to find deep joy and connection being at WAS. The students are able to pursue their passions and fall in love with the world

Nature Connection as a Gateway for Change

Nature Connection as a Gateway for Change

Together, we are training the next generation of compassionate leaders and stewards who will help create a more resilient world.

Coming Alive

Coming Alive

A big and glorious THANK YOU to all the amazing people who have donated and given my daughter the opportunity to blossom into this beautiful human being. Our lives would not be the same without your support.

Developing a Sense of Self-Reliance and Confidence

Developing a Sense of Self-Reliance and Confidence

The program’s greatest strength is that it develops a sense of self-reliance and confidence. The children are supported in understanding their strengths and gifts.

Tracking Wolves, Finding Myself

Tracking Wolves, Finding Myself

The inspirational peers, mentors, and environment I found at Wilderness Awareness School molded me throughout my high school years into a proud, confident, compassionate individual.

Rekindling His Fire

Rekindling His Fire

Wilderness Awareness School programs meet kids where they live and open kids' hearts to the healing powers of the natural environment.

How to Make a Bow and Arrow Part 2

How to Make a Bow and Arrow Part 2

In Part 2 of How to Make a Bow and Arrow, learn how to lay out a wooden bow, how to set up a bowmaking workstation, and how to begin the essential tillering process

Anake Outdoor School: Graduation and Reflections

Anake Outdoor School: Graduation and Reflections

The past 9 months have been quite a plethora of new experiences, adventures, crafting, external and internal explorations and the creating and fortifying our connections with the earth, the natural world around us, ourselves and each other.