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Teens in the Wilderness

The Human Nature School is conducting Nature Connection programs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 21 and 22, October 16 and 17, and November 20 and 21, for ages 12 to 18. Participants will learn the knowledge of the naturalist, the skills of the survivalist and the attitude of the caretaker.

            A six-to-one staff-to-student ratio delivers personalized mentoring, guided by students’ own curiosity and passion as the season changes, with a special focus on wild edibles and medicinals, shelter building, carving and knife safety, wilderness traps, scouting, bow and arrow, tree identification and tracking.

            Co-founder Matt Miller says, “The Human Nature School was created to foster deep nature connection and whole human development within our community, and so within the world. By weaving simple, nature-based practices into our daily lives, we can develop powerful connections to nature, ourselves and each other. In this way, we are working to regenerate a holistic culture built upon an essential balance and harmony that benefits the highest good of all beings.”

Cost is $300. Location: 143 acres in Anishinaabe territory (office at 1200 W. 11th St., Ste. 115, Traverse City). For more information, call 231-492-0343, email [email protected] or visit