In late October we designed and presented a workshop for The Latin School of Chicago.   The sixth-graders are studying early humans and 67 of them, along with 7 chaperonse,  joined us on a beautiful fall day to get a sampling of primitive skills.

Though we had only 3 hours Tom, Ellen, Tim, & I exposed the students to awareness skills, tracking, shelters, fire-starting (every student was successful with a flint & steel), and a raucous, fun-filled session “hunting fresh meat” with throwing sticks and paper targets of rabbit, raccoon, and squirrel.

All in all it was a wonderful experience for students and instructors alike.