Ecological Literacy in the Driftless Region (with Nicholas WazeeGale)

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Ecological Literacy in the Driftless Region (with Nicholas WazeeGale)

June 14 @ 9:00 am - June 16 @ 4:30 pm

$255 – $405

During this lush and vibrant time of year, we will spend these days learning and experiencing all we can of the living landscape of the Driftless region. The array of trees, diverse herbaceous plants of forest and meadow, nesting birds, elusive mammals, and frogs, insects, fungi, and reptiles will all be explored as we work to comprehend the workings of the overall natural community here. Through the tools of drawing, discussion, observation, tracking, sits, and creative activity these plants and animals will be understood first-hand and become personally known, appreciated and respected neighbors in life upon this land.

There will be segments of dedicated lessons and purposeful forays, quiet sits for observation and absorption, explorations to survey certain environments, and even some time in and on the Kickapoo River. These experiences will be designed to both engage with these landscapes but also to create foundations and habits that will allow this journey of learning to proceed into the future. (No, we will not learn everything of our local ecology in these three days!)

This program is open to ages 16 and up, will be a busy and tiring three days, and we will be traversing a good amount of irregular and challenging ground and waterways. This will not be an overnight program and everyone will be responsible for their accommodations during the program.

Instructions: Please bring an unlined notebook/sketchbook, pencil, pen, and colored pencils, as well as a backpack to carry all needed things for our days. A camera or phone for recording, and optics like binocs and magnifying glasses are also welcome.

Date: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 14-16
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm each day
Lunch will be provided each day.
Ages: 16+
Location: La Farge, WI area

Sliding Scale Course Fee Guidelines:

Supporter Level Ticket: $405

Sustainer Level Ticket: $330

Supported Level Ticket: $255



June 14 @ 9:00 am
June 16 @ 4:30 pm
$255 – $405
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Driftless Folk School
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Viroqua Chamber