Earth Living Skills

at Classeteria - Bushwick

Course Details
$300 3 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Sep 12, 2:30pm - Dec 19, 4:00pm (15 sessions)

Bushwick, Brooklyn
284 Suydam St
Btwn Irving & Knickerbocker Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11237
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 6 - 10 years old
Average Class Size: 7
Teacher: Nancye Good

What you'll learn in this kids life skills class:

Earth Living Skills are skills we practice to give one confidence that we can survive on Earth using materials we find in nature.  With practice we can become comfortable knowing what we need to survive can be gleaned from the landscape no matter where we live.   

A person can be resourceful and can solve problems once they know the basics of survival:

  • Awareness: We will practice awareness through games that use all of our senses, and questions and stories that foster connection to the natural world and help develop passion and curiosity.
  • Shelter: we will build shelters out of natural materials we find in the forest.
  • Water: we will learn how to find, collect and purify water.
  • Fire: We will explore different methods of making fire, including flint and steel and friction fire with bow-drill kits and more.
  • Food: We will search and identify wild edible, medicinal and utilitarian plants and cook and make medicine and useful items with them. We will learn basic hunting principals, such as stalking and tracking and make basic hunting tools. 

The flow of each class would look something like this:  

  • Begin with a circle where we would share what we are feeling grateful for in nature.  To quote a student in a recent afterschool class:  "The secret to happiness is gratitude".
  • Play some games to create excitement and enthusiasm and to wake up the senses.
  • Do a hands on project that involves one the 4 basic elements of survival listed above; shelter, water, fire, food.
  • Reflect on the day's activity in a circle.

Please note: this class may involve 1 - 2 sessions at McCarren Park which is also along the L line. Parents will be responsible for traveling there for drop off and pick up OR allowing Nancye to travel with their children via subway.

School Notes:
For classes that are for 16 yo and up, if you are a minor, please email [email protected] after registering.

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Refund Policy
Course will be canceled and payments refunded if there are less then 5 enrollments one week prior to start date. All other refunds are at Classeteria's discretion.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good 15 $300
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Sep 19 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good
Thu, Sep 26 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good
Thu, Oct 03 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good
Thu, Oct 10 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good
Thu, Oct 17 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good
Thu, Oct 24 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good
Thu, Oct 31 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good
Thu, Nov 07 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good
Thu, Nov 14 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good
Thu, Nov 21 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good
Thu, Nov 28 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good
Thu, Dec 05 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good
Thu, Dec 12 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good
Thu, Dec 19 2:30pm - 4:00pm Nancye Good

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