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Local Outdoors Skills Programs:

University of Illinois Extension, Kankakee County Master Naturalists:


Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (Bow) – giving women introductory experiences and
instruction in various outdoor activities. Three-day workshop activities include recreational
activities, shooting sports, and outdoor crafts and hobbies:

REI Classes and Events near Chicago, IL.


Wild Nature Project - Nature, Animal Tracking, Medicinal Plants, Youth Programs, Teen
Camps, Wilderness Survival Skills, Leadership - Located in Bloomington, Indiana

Outdoor Educational Schools

click on the title to go to the website:

Tom Brown's Tracker School 
Earthwalk Northwest
4 Elements Earth Education
Wilderness Awareness School
Earth School

More links to outdoor education:

Beartracker's Animal Tracks Den

Beartracker, also known as Kim A. Cabrera, is interested in both animal and SAR (Search and Rescue ) tracking.  She is a charter member of the International Society of Professional Trackers.  When you explore this site, you will find information on animals and their tracks, as well as links to Kim's favorite tracking sites. 


Wildwood Survival

"The Wildwood Survival website contains information on wilderness survival skills, tracking and nature, from the viewpoint of the ancient philosophy of living in harmony with the Earth, which is what might be called "wilderness mind".



Wildwood Tracking


Native Technology

An internet resource for indigenous ethno-technology focusing on the arts of Eastern Woodland Indian Peoples, providing historical & contemporary background with instructional how-to's & references.

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