Join us once a month for a youth exploration in crafting with seasonal materials found in nature. Youth will learn to make art, instruments, edible and medicinal preparations all while learning how to ID, harvest, steward and protect plant species. Each month will delve into the bounty of the season encouraging youth to experience nature as a continuous, wonderous cycle.
Fox Haven is thrilled to be hosting two amazing wilderness instructors. Elizabeth Remmers brings her love of chemistry, physics and the interconnectedness of nature to this series of classes to inspire playfulness and scientific inquiry. Chris Ousse brings his years of plant identification and wilderness survival skills as well as his interest in plant medicines and natural instrument materials to teach a holistic and multi-dimensional view of nature.
Each 4 hour class will include a nature walk to ID and harvest plants, time for a picnic lunch, and a led experience in processing and using the collected plants. Please prepare youth with forest-appropriate and weather-appropriate clothing, a bagged lunch and a waterbottle.
Chris Ousse, 2001 Eagle Scout and active Boy Scout leader for 17 years, teaches wilderness survival merit badge, and is an expert fire keeper, experienced hiker and camper, and lover of knots. Co-creator of the Fox Walkers forest learning community. Forager and herb gardener who voraciously studies Maryland tree and plant identification. A man on a simple mission, to plant seeds and sing songs.
Elizabeth Remmers, worked with K-8 students promoting interest and excitement about science and engineering as a summer camp leader while in college studying her favorite subjects- math, physics and chemistry. Completed M.S. Chemical Engineering at University of Maryland in 2014. Trained as an Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher in 2015, and is constantly rediscovering the interconnectedness of all things- physics and yoga, chemistry and Ayurveda, nature and self. Nature lover, outdoor adventurer, rock and tree climber. Kitchari-cooking, green-juicing, foraging, whole food enthusiast.
March 10th Black Locust Bean Shakers
April 14th Teas and Infused Honey
May 12th Handmade Paper with Embedded Flowers
June 9th Pressed Flowers and Leaves
July 14th Natural Paint and Ink
August 11th Jewelweed Salve & Plantain Poultice
September 8th Eco Prints on Cloth
October 13th Mushroom Spore Prints