Survival Skills Intensive - begins September 24

Join us for our Survival Skills Intensive, an 8 month ongoing wilderness survival class that meets one weekend each month to study wilderness survival skills. At Earth Native we believe that long term mentoring situations are the best way to learn these incredible skills. For this reason we are pleased to offer this opportunity for you to learn the ancient arts of survival and self-sufficiency.

Over the course of 8 months you will greatly increase your ability to be self sufficient in a survival situation through knowledge of indigenous and modern survival skills, technology, and philosophies, as well as increased comfort in wild places through knowledge of, and connection to place. 

You will leave this program with the confidence and skill necessary to survive in the wilderness, and the knowledge necessary to continue growing your survival skills on your own. 


Upcoming Adult Classes 

With Texas' Premier Outdoor, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School

Wilderness Survival 101 - August 27-28

Plant Intensive begins - September 17

Pine Needle Baskets - September 24

Survival Skills Intensive begins - September 24

Wildlife Tracking Intensive begins - October 1

Survival Bows - October 8

Knife Making - October 14-16

Bird Language October 22

Natural Pottery - October 22 & November 19

Flint Knapping & Primitive Stone Tools - October 23

Acorn Harvesting & Preparation - October 23

Edible Plants - October 29

Medicinal Plants - October 30

Natural Pottery - November 19 (Day 2)

Knot Tying 101 - November 20

Camouflage & Concealment - November 20

Knife Making - December 2-4

Wilderness Bushcraft - December 3-4

…Other adults classes and the full 2016/17 schedule

Upcoming Youth Classes

Weekly Nature Programs - begins week of September 14

Wilder Teens - begins September 16

Bow Building for Kids - September 17-18

Ninja Coyotes - September 24

Knife Carving & Safety - September 25

Advanced Monthly Nature Program - begins October 8

Teen Wilderness Adventure - begins October 15

Monday Monthly Nature Program  - begins October 17

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - October 22

Saturday Monthly Nature Program - begins October 22

Youth Wilderness Survival Overnight - October 29-30

Forts and Fairy Houses - November 13

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - November 19

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - December 17

Other youth classes and the full 2016/17 schedule

I have attended courses at ENWS for 4 years.  To call the classes "impactful" is a severe understatement.  They have been perspective altering.  To quote Thomas Henry Huxley:
"To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall. Teach him something of natural history, and you place in his hands a catalogue of those which are worth turning around."
Earth Native's classes are mostly outdoors, always interesting, and a great way to change your perspective.  As for me, it has granted me a catalogue (to reference the quote) that now permeates the way I perceive the natural world.  Instead of a city-boy with zero confidence in the wilderness, I now feel competent to the level of comfort in being part of nature.
I owe a lot to ENWS and will never be able to repay the debt. - JB

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