Wilderness Awareness School is significant because it helped me root myself in community, understand grief, and merge my passion with occupation. In all, Anake and Kamana work, as they transform you into a better naturalist and environmental educator.
My mentors at Wilderness Awareness School showed me what the strong fibers of an intact culture could create. In the field today I use the techniques I learned at WAS all the time with the children, youth, adults and communities I am a part of. I have never felt more empowered and confident in what I do...
Anake Leadership Program was that foundational shift for me, and the wave of impact continues to grow. The wave started with The Coyote Club, a monthly nature connection program I founded through the YMCAs of Quebec, Canada.
The things that I learned in the Anake program have certainly shaped me in powerful ways. I do know that without the foundation that the program laid in my life, I certainly would not be where I am today, doing the amazing work that I am so grateful to do.