10th Annual Primitive Pursuits Day by the Cornell Cooperative Extension
Saturday May 14th from 10a.m. – 4 p.m. at 4-H Acres located at 418 Lower Creek Rd., Ithaca, NY
Workshops are for kids and adults, including hands-on activities in the fields of wilderness survival outdoor living and nature awareness. Participants can look forward to tracking, herb walks, arrow making, forest lore, matchless fire making and much more! Guided walks Scheduled throughout the day. RAIN or SHINE! (Large pavilion available) Bring lunch if you are staying for the day.
Enjoy local music by Steve Selin & Friends as well by Uncle Joe & The Red Bud Ramblers
Cost: $5-$10 per individual or $15-$30 per family.
For more information and an updated list of instructors and workshops go to <file:///http://www.primitivepursuits.com/>www.Primitivepursuits.com or call David Hall at 272-2292 ext.223throughout the day. RAIN or SHINE! Bring lunch if you are staying for the day.
This years instructors include our special guests Jeff Gottlieb, Linda Spielman, Ricardo Sierra of Hawk Circle, Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl and Dale Bryner of Earth Arts. Additional workshops/presentations from Lime Hollow, Primitive Pursuits staff and MORE!
Jeff Gottlieb is a Naturalist, Outdoor Educator and Primitive Skills Instructor from Long Island. He works with school groups, museums, scout troops and summer camps, and builds full-sized wigwams and longhouses.
He also replicates primitive tools and artifacts for display. He travels widely in the Eastern United States teaching at rendezvous, gatherings and historic fairs.
Jeff is the author of a how-to manual on building wigwams entitled, WIGWAM: Building the Northeast Domed Shelter, and an instructors’ manual entitled, Teaching Primitive Skills to Children: An Instructor’s Manual.
Ricardo Sierra – The Executive Director of the Earth Mentoring Institute and founder of the Hawk Circle Summer Camps, Ric has led workshops, camps, school programs and Audubon Outings for over 15 years. He specializes in teaching and facilitating transformative programs using the skills and philosophy of wilderness to awaken our senses and our connection to the Earth. He is also the creator of the Hawk Circle Instructor Training Program, a former assistant instructor at Tom Brown’s Tracking and Survival School and he has had many wilderness forays where he has put the skills he teaches into practice. A member of the Tracking Projects” Community Mentoring Program in New Mexico, Ric is also an artist, writer, and craftsperson. He and Trista raise their three kids while sharing many director duties for the EMI vision.
Bob Berg – Bob has been interested in all things primitive for the greater part of his adult life. He is skilled in many of the primitive arts and enjoys passing his knowledge on. Bob enjoys a few hobbies both in and outside the atlatl business, among them atlatl fishing, atlatl hunting, oil painting, and inventing mechanical devises designed to save the world. Bob’s many skills include: flintknapping, cordage making, fire by friction, wood working in both the modern way and using primitive tools, tracking and reading animal sign. Bob is a fairly good shot with an atlatl and has successfully hunted and killed a couple of dozen big game animals and lots of fish. Bob is skilled at butchering his own game and has been known to cook up a fairly decent meal with his successful harvests.
Linda Spielman – is a Keeping Track® chapter coordinator and long time Tracker and naturalist near Ithaca, NY. Linda has studied wilderness skills with Tom Brown and Paul Rezendes. Linda has taught for Camp Earth Connections