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Homemade Beeswax Wraps

with Sarah Elkins

December 16th, 2021

$34 More Info

Thursday, December 16, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuition: $24  Materials: $10

Learn how to make homemade beeswax wraps. Beeswax wraps are not only an environmentally conscious choice compared to plastic wrap but will also save you money on single use plastics. Students will leave class with 8-10 wraps (depending on size) and a recipe to make more wraps at home. Not only are beeswax wraps a great addition to your kitchen, but they make great gifts.

Students must also bring 1 yard of 100% cotton fabric of their choice. Fabric must be washed.

About the Instructor, Sarah Elkins: I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I have always had a fascination in handmade goods and enjoy learning and experimenting with different techniques and media. I am primarily self taught and through my creative journey I have learned that the aspect of crafting and creating I love the most is seeing the unique individuality different people bring to a project. Because of this I emphasize individuality and creativity in my classes.

Although I dabble in many areas, I focus my time on crochet, embroidery, and papermaking. I am the owner and primary creator of Corduroy Cat Studios, a home goods and stationery business.

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Animal Tracking

with Steve Engel

December 18th, 2021

$24 More Info

Saturday, December 18, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $24

Join the group enjoying the winter season with animal tracks literacy. We’ll meet outdoors and study the stories told by animal tracks in the snow. You’ll learn how to identify evidence of your wild neighbors and gain insight into their lives. All you need to bring is curiosity and warm clothing. And maybe snowshoes! We’ll meet between 10 am and 12 pm at locations near Ely. Group size limited to 10. 

You'll be notified several days prior to class as to where you'll be meeting.

About the Instructor: Steve Engel has looked at animal tracks as a window into nature for over forty years. He believes an awareness of animal tracks and sign is very helpful for seeing more of the life going on around us and leads to greater enjoyment and appreciation of the natural world. Getting outdoors to find and explore tracks and sign with an experienced tracker is a great way to improve your animal tracks literacy. Steve has earned a level III Track and Sign Certification from Tracker Certification of Cybertracker North America.   

Steve has a B.S. in Natural History from Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA. and has worked as an environmental educator, field biologist, shipboard naturalist, natural history trip leader, education director, artist, and writer. He enjoys helping others explore the outdoors and discover answers to their natural history questions.