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Bird Language Works

Bird Language is a big passion of mine, so I’m always keeping my eyes and ears open for mysterious bird alarms on the landscape. It’s always really exciting on those occasions when I hear an alarm, especially when I can use that to predict exactly where an animal is, what that animal is likely to […]

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Come to Your Senses

Look straight ahead and imagine that your eyeballs cannot move, like the owl’s eyes. Sitting absolutely still in its tree perch, the owl stares and sees 180 degrees in all directions. It puts its mind on “off” and just gazes. This patient expectant open gaze is the way to look at the sky when you […]

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The Immersion Blog – Winter Guild Week – The Way of the Scout

During the The Immersion at Wilderness Awareness School Guild Weeks students can choose from a variety of passion-based skills, such as entering the Mind of a Scout. This past week I had the awesome opportunity to participate in three amazing days of training in “the ways of the scout”. The scout is a member of […]

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Camouflage and Concealment

The year at The Immersion at Wilderness Awareness School is coming to a close. We gathered for our last week of “normal” class time before embarking on the final three weeks of class; also known as the ‘The Gauntlet’. The Gauntlet is the time where we are put to the test to see how ingrained our skills are that we learned this […]

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Awareness Games

I’m writing today to share some fun games that you can play with your family! Sherlock Game You can support your family’s awareness skills by asking them about the details of their environment. Maybe a person walking a dog passes you on a trail; you can then ask your child questions about their clothing, their […]

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Awareness is the Key

What makes the Kamana program unique? There are many places you can learn about nature. Some states have Master Naturalist Programs, there are nature schools that teach many classes, and colleges have majors in biology and ecology. So why Kamana? I was in my senior year of college (studying biology) when I started Kamana One. […]

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Back to Basics: The Sit Spot as Daily Practice

I’m pretty upfront when it comes to telling people about Kamana. “I don’t care if you never buy the program, or if the books just sit on your shelf,” I say. “AS LONG AS YOU GO TO YOUR SIT SPOT EVERY DAY!” Those green books and binders are a fantastic way to help you pay […]

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