On November 15th and 16th, Earth School is holding an Introductory to Wilderness Survival Skills class for adults in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, near Tryon. This class will give you a solid foundation in Wilderness Survival Skills. This basic program is full of information and hands-on experience!  Note: This is not a strenuous class and we won’t make you eat bugs! :))

Dorothy Wooten's first friction fire!

Dorothy Wooten's first fire!

In this program you’ll:

  • Make fire by friction
  • Build an great emergency shelter
  • Learn about wild edible and medicinal plants
  • Make rope from native plants
  • Learn how to “lost-proof” your children
  • Learn to purify water without a filter
  • Understand how to feed yourself in the Wilderness
  • Develop a deeper appreciation for Nature
  • Learn to enhance your senses
  • Have lots of FUN !!….and much more…

This class will begin Saturday, November 15th at 9:00am and conclude on Sunday around 4:00pm. Visit www.LoveTheEarth.com to be a part of this great experience !

From exceptional outdoor survival skills to simply minimizing your impact on the earth and safeguarding your outdoor adventures, Earth School can train you to go as far as you wish. Achieve a deeper connection to nature and the earth – allow yourself to be comfortable in the outdoors and go beyond just recognizing the elements of the natural world around you. Learn to incorporate the gifts of nature into your everyday life.

Richard Cleveland is the founder and director of Earth School. He is a former Head Instructor at Tom Browns’ world famous Wilderness Survival School in New Jersey. Richard has also trained and studied extensively with Charles Worsham, a gifted Tracker and teacher of life. Other teachers he has studied with include, nationally renowned Cherokee herbalist David Winston, flintknapping experts Dr. Errett Callahan and Jack Cresson, as well as bowmakers Jim Hamm and Scott Silsby.

Richard teaches programs throughout the United States and has also led programs in Australia. He has taught survival skills to Navy Seals and civilians alike. During the past 15 years Richard has taught nature awareness and survival skills to thousands of people of all ages. He is an avid outdoorsman, fishing guide, writer and self-trained Naturalist.

Earth School’s Mission is to create an environment where people can learn, share and respect the many gifts of Nature. A place to grow and explore both inward and outwardly as we each walk and honor the path of our sacred journey on this incredible planet. Together we can make this Vision a reality for generations to come !