Our outreach programs (known as, Concentric Rings) cater to a wide variety of organizations such as Schools, Girl & Boy Scouts, nature centers, and home school groups. We teach children solid survival skills to call upon should
Our Concentric Ring outreach programs are highly flexible, each one being adapted to suit the needs of the group.
We have programs in many states, and we travel to you!
These are a variety of themes or workshops which COTEF can
offer for a specifically tailored program.
Most of these topics can be condensed into a short period of time while
some require more. These are all
considered introductory teachings.
--Bow drill fire making (short) - Children use premade kits and begin to practice making fire by friction.
--Bow drill fire making (long) - Children carve their own kits and begin to practice making fire by friction.
--Hand drill fire making- Children learn about and practice this ancient method of fire making.
--Knife safety- Children learn how to carve with a knife safely and about overall knife safety.
--Cordage- Children learn how to make cordage/string from natural materials.
--Fox Walking and Wide Angled Vision- We teach children a different way of moving through and seeing the world.
--Shelter (short) - Children construct a miniature model of a debris hut and learn about the structure.
--Shelter (long) - Children construct a debris hut, learning about dead air space.
--Bird language- Children begin a study of bird language. “Why is the bird making those sounds and what can we learn from it?”
--Tracking- Children learn animal gaits and tracks
--Purifying water- Children construct a water filter from natural materials to learn how to begin to clean water.
--Throwing Stick- Children learn a basic hunting technique and hunting ethics.
--Edible plants- Children learn about the edible (and poisonous) plants in their area and develop their relationship with the plant world.
--Utilitarian plants- Children learn about specific trees and plants that are useful for specific utilitarian applications and how to harvest plants with respect to the environment.
--Knapping- Children learn the basics of flint knapping and produce a rock tool and how to use it.
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