Sunday, March 17, 2013
Women's Outdoor Survival Classes Coming in May!
In May, Resiliency Training will feature four different days for women only to learn outdoor survival skills. The classes will take place at May 11, 12, 18 and 19th. They will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and take place at Grobschmidt Park in Franklin. Grobschmidt Park is a perfect environment to learn survival skills. It contains approximately 154 acres of planted prairie, oak-hickory woodland, sedge meadow, and a six-acre pond with beaver. Grobschmidt Park is an area formerly used by Native Americans and is virtually undeveloped except for the park sign and walking trail. Birds you might encounter here include Red-winged Blackbird, Woodcock, Northern Flicker, Osprey, Brown thrasher, Catbird, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Kingbird, Green Heron, Tree Swallow, and Sora rail. The park also provides great opportunities for viewing dragonflies and butterflies.
The class will be limited to 8 participants to maximize the one on one learning potential. No previous camping or wilderness experience necessary. Participants will practice starting a matchless fire, building a shelter, collecting and purifing water, creating and using a paracord bracelet, identifing and using survival plants and making cordage from plant material. The costs will be $75 per person or 2 for $120. Includes lunch, refreshments, and materials.