Our educators and guides focus on providing a well-rounded set of educational experiences. Join us today and experience mountains differently!
Cultural Knowledge of Plants
Target Audience: Anyone interested in botany and Indigenous plant use.
Harvesting wild plants for food and medicine is a growing activity. This is often associated with Indigenous knowledge. For many of our Indigenous communities, we have mixed feelings about talking about how to harvest wild plants. This course will assist you in understanding this hesitation and introduce you to the cultural knowledge of plants.
Leave No Trace
Target Audience: All people who want to learn about taking care of our environment.
Leave No Trace training consists of a three- tiered course structure. The five-day Master Educator Course is the most advanced training, followed by the two-day Trainer Course, and then the one-day Awareness Workshop. These courses are designed to educate participants about the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace and the minimum impact skills and ethics associated with each Principle.
Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about Indigenous ways of knowing. Typically academic institutions.
A profoundly dynamic and cumulative set of experience, practices combined with historical understanding that develops individual, family, and community knowledge expressed in narratives that bring past to present, individual to collective and embed us in the locations we move through. These presentations will allow you to recognize the main elements of Indigenous Knowledge and how they function in different settings.
Target Audience: Anyone traveling or working in a mountain environment.
Outdoor activities are extremely weather dependent, specifically if you are hiking, camping or moving through mountainous environments. This full day mountain weather course will assist you in basic mountain weather knowledge from common mountain weather to identification of hazardous weather.
Land Base Learning
Target Audience: Professors and educators wanting to understand more about Indigenous place based learning
Typically land-based learning has occurred within the family and community using knowledge holders of the specific activity one wants to learn. Knowledge holders not only pass on specific skills but the importance of not just learning but continuing the knowledge. Our instruction focuses on the mountains and the skills necessary in working and being in the mountains.
Target Audience: Any one interested about Indigenous stories although mostly tailored to academic institutions.
Often misunderstood as stories, narrative are not only how we tell our stories but how our individual narratives makes the world around us. These presentations will assist you in the significance of the stories we tell and how they can be mobilized in connecting us to the land.