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  • Mansel A. Nelson
    ... /*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/ Mansel A. Nelson Program Coordinator Voice 928
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2004
      >Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2004 09:01:23 -0700
      >From: Mary Thompson <Mary.Thompson@...>
      >Subject: New Outdoor Semester Program in Traditional Skills in Flagstaff
      >Sender: Hanley Hall Office Occupants <HANLEYHALL@...>
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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
      >>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
      >>Flagstaff, AZ
      >>For Immediate Release
      >>Contact: Tony Nester
      >>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
      >>“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
      >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

      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
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 7, Room 112

      "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our
      children." Native American Proverb

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