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197Fwd: New Outdoor Semester Program in Traditional Skills in Flagstaff

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  • Mansel A. Nelson
    Mar 1, 2004
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      >Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2004 09:01:23 -0700
      >From: Mary Thompson <Mary.Thompson@...>
      >Subject: New Outdoor Semester Program in Traditional Skills in Flagstaff
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      >Reply-to: Mary Thompson <Mary.Thompson@...>
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      >> From: <mailto:info@...>Tony Nester
      >>To: <mailto:Shelley.Silbert@...>Shelley.Silbert@...
      >>Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 12:41 AM
      >>Subject: New Outdoor Semester Program in Traditional Skills in Flagstaff
      >>
      >>Hi,
      >>My name is Tony Nester and I teach primitive living and traditional
      >>wilderness skills courses at NAU and through my own company. I am in the
      >>process of promoting a new 12-week semester program for credit in
      >>traditional wilderness skills, Southwest natural history, and native
      >>american studies here in Flagstaff and am sending out the press release
      >>for it to different organizations. I would be grateful for any assistance
      >>in getting this out to students. If you would ever like to join us for
      >>one of our wilderness fieldcourses, just let me know.
      >>
      >>Thank you for your time.
      >>
      >>Best regards,
      >>Tony Nester
      >>Ancient Pathways, LLC
      >><http://www.southwestsemester.com>http://www.southwestsemester.com
      >>Flagstaff, AZ
      >>
      >>
      >>For Immediate Release
      >>Contact: Tony Nester
      >>anester@...
      >>928-774-7522
      >>
      >>
      >>For students who are tired of being in the classroom, a semester living
      >>in the wilderness of northern Arizona with Ancient Pathways may be just
      >>the answer.
      >>
      >>Ancient Pathways, LLC, a Flagstaff-based wilderness company, puts a new
      >>twist on academic studies by offering the opportunity for students to
      >>learn traditional outdoor skills, immerse themselves in native American
      >>culture, and gain experience in a diversity of Southwestern habitats.
      >>
      >>Students are mentored in how to live closely with the land by practicing
      >>skills such as making fire without matches, collecting wild foods and
      >>medicinal plants, shelter construction, and by applying their skills on a
      >>daily basis and on walkabouts that traverse the mesas and canyonlands
      >>throughout northern Arizona. Numerous expeditions throughout the 12-week
      >>program include a kayaking trip on the Colorado River, an ultralight trek
      >>in the Grand Canyon, and visits with native guides on the Hopi and
      >>Hualapai tribal lands.
      >>
      >>“This is such a unique program since it is held in a region where three
      >>different natural settings converge– the Painted Desert, Grand Canyon,
      >>and San Francisco Mountains,” said Tony Nester, the founder of the
      >>program. “Plus the close proximity to native American tribal lands and
      >>numerous archeological sites, make this an incredible learning
      >>environment. We also have a world-renowned group of lecturers and field
      >>researchers from the Southwest who join us throughout the semester to
      >>share their expertise and knowledge,” said Nester.
      >>
      >>Ancient Pathways offers a wide array of courses ranging from 7 to 90 days
      >>in length and involving activities such as desert survival and ecology,
      >>bushcraft, traditional native crafts like pottery and basketry,
      >>flintknapping arrowheads, mountain lion tracking and biology, and edible
      >>plant uses. Students can receive college credit in subjects such as
      >>anthropology, botany, archeology, outdoor recreation, and environmental
      >>studies.
      >>
      >>“Given the stunning location and the wealth of practical outdoor skills
      >>that students are exposed to each day, the Southwest Semester Program is
      >>an unparalleled learning opportunity,” Nester said. “There is no other
      >>outdoor program of this scope found in North America.”
      >>
      >>Ancient Pathways courses take place all year and cost anywhere from $695
      >>for week long treks to $6800 for the semester program. For more
      >>information, contact Tony Nester at 928-774-7522, email
      >>anester@..., or visit
      >><http://www.southwestsemester.com>http://www.southwestsemester.com for a
      >>complete description.
      >>
      >>
      >
      >
      >Mary E. Thompson
      >Office Manager, Center for Sustainable Environments &
      >Program Coordinator, Colorado Plateau - Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit
      >Northern Arizona University
      >PO Box 5765
      >Flagstaff AZ 86011-5765
      >(928) 523-0637 - phone
      >(928) 523-8223 - fax
      >Mary.Thompson@...
      >http://environment.nau.edu - CSE
      >http://cpcesu.nau.edu - CPCESU
      >
      >"It being their peculiar and proud province to make the world more
      >agreeable to man, how can they throw away the immense privilege?" - What
      >Women Talk About, 1858
      >


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      Mansel A. Nelson
      Program Coordinator Voice 928 523 1275 / 1496
      Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
      Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
      PO Box 5765
      Northern Arizona University Hanley Hall
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