Nature Connections: Primitive Technology

Join us for a fun afternoon of hands-on primitive skills technology: using only natural materials found in the wild to produce hand-made essential elements of survival. This Nature Connections will focus on manipulating natural objects with traditional skills to provide an understanding of the origin of modern technologies while also deepening your connection to the earth.

This event will feature several stations that will include hands on activities the whole family will enjoy.

Activities and Station

  • Kirk Drier will lead a demonstration in the art of making stone tools known as flint knapping.
  • Linda Davis will be demonstrating the art of preparing wool fibers and spinning it into yarn.
  • Charlie Davis will be demonstrating rope making.
  • Nick Spero will be demonstrating cordage making.
  • Holly Burk will demonstrate how to make foraged medicinal teas.

Nature Connections are free and made possible by our amazing volunteers and sponsors.


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