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Field Trip: How Bird Language Relates to Wilderness Survival - Sold Out!

$22 Adult; $10 Youth

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

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Join Scott Grist on a unique journey through beautiful Upper Bidwell Park. He will be leading the group on a casual hike, a bird sit, and introductory lessons on bird language and how it relates to wilderness survival. To hunter/gatherers, knowing the language of the birds was an invaluable skill when it came to survival. This knowledge has been almost completely forgotten by our modern culture. Reconnecting to this awareness can open up a whole new world to the average birder who wants to go beyond watching and identification. All experience levels are welcome. Bringing a notebook and pen will be helpful. Also, bring a lunch and you may want to bring something to sit on in case the ground is wet.

Field Trip Leader

Scott Grist

Scott Grist was born and raised in Northern California and has lived in Chico for 15 years. He is an active teacher, naturalist, activist and volunteer in the community. He was trained by Tom Brown Jr. and worked for his wilderness survival school, The Tracker School, on the East Coast. He worked for years as a counselor at the local Boy's and Girl's Club where he developed and led an outdoor program for at-risk teenagers. A large part of his studies and teaching revolve around the Sit Spot and Bird Language, both essential in wilderness survival and nature awareness. Recently he has kept busy leading nature hikes in Upper Bidwell Park for adults and families.

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