1-Day BOW Workshop
July 17, 2021
Location: Arizona Nordic Village - Flagstaff
16848 US-180, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Limited to 30 Participants!*
*If workshop does not meet the minimum participants 15 days prior to the schedule date that workshop will be canceled. *
|All BOW events will follow the current CDC's recommendations for preventing the spread of Covid-19.
Workshop Fee: $155*
*Additional $20 for Backpacking 102
Registration will be online only
Fee includes instruction, program materials, use of equipment and meals.
**If workshop does not meet the minimum participants 15 days prior to the schedule date that workshop will be canceled. **
Upon receipt of your online registration and payment, you will be sent a confirmation E-mail, a map to Arizona Nordic Village, and a list of appropriate clothing and other needs. All other equipment will be provided by the staff.
ARIZONA NORDIC VILLAGE
The Arizona Nordic Village is in the Coconino National Forest 15 miles northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona. From Flagstaff, simply follow the Highway 180 signs to Grand Canyon. Our parking lot is alongside Highway 180 at Mile Marker 232. Our address is 16848 U.S. 180 Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
Arizona Nordic Village is offering a 10% discount if you book with them. To receive the discount, please go to the Nordic Village website. They use Airbnb to process their reservations, so when you click on a yurt or cabin and ask to reserve it, please make sure you mention you are attending the BOW event and they will reply with a discounted offer. They also have tent camping area for $20.00 a night. Note: you may have to pay for taking a shower ($2.00)
8:00 am - 8:45 am – Registration
8:45 am - 9:00 pm – Welcome & Group Photo
9:00 am - 12:00 pm – Session A
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm – Session B
4:00 pm – Say our Goodbyes
| Session A
|| Session B
| Dutch Oven Cooking
|| Arizona Wildlife: Observation & Tracking
| Backpacking 101
|| Backpacking 102*
| Forest Bathing
Forest therapy (or shinrin-yoku) broadly means taking in, in all of one's senses, the forest atmosphere. Not simply a walk in the woods, it is the conscious and contemplative practice of being immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest.
Start Getting Composed: Tell the story. Elevate yourself from simply “taking pretty pictures” to learning the secrets
of designing artwork that engages, tells a story, and moves your audience. Did you know you can literally control which parts of your image the audience will see first, second, and last? You can control the mood, energy, and even how long someone gazes upon your work. Learn how to strategically use elements of composition and light to take your artistry to the next level. Class will be part classroom/part field with guidance. Gear: Any camera is welcome. Even your cell phone. Level: Beginner to intermediate
Despite what the glossy magazine pictures will show you, it isn’t required that you spend two months of your annual salary for backpacking gear. This class will help prepare you for a comfortable and enjoyable overnight hike into the wilderness. Together, we will talk about the ten essentials, safety considerations, Leave No Trace principles, as well as gear and equipment selection.
Learn the basics of Dutch oven cooking and produce mouth-watering cobblers, rolls and main dishes in a camp-like setting. Students will learn how to use these traditional camp cooking utensils as well receive many great recipes to try yourself.
BACKPACKING 102 *add $20.00 for this class due to overnight stay.
In the previous class you learned what is necessary to have a tranquil hike into the wilderness. Now, we are going to practice skills that will bring you confidence of the how is and why’s. This session will be in the field and include an overnight backpacking trip to one of the backcountry areas of the Nordic Center. You will be required to bring your own gear and a detailed list of gear needed is available on the registration website.
ARIZONA WILDLIFE: OBSERVATION AND TRACKING
Learn how to identify wildlife sign such as tracks and scat, as well as which foods and habitats are important to Arizona wildlife. Participants will be instructed on how to interpret or ‘read’ wildlife tracks and sign and learn the fundamentals of observing wild animals, including tips on getting closer to wildlife and use of camouflage techniques. Please bring binocular.
When registering online, you will be given the option to pay online with a credit or debit card, OR to receive an emailed invoice and mail a check payment.
FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS OF ONLINE REGISTRATION OR MAILED REGISTRATION FORM.
SPACE IS LIMITED. UNPAID REGISTRATIONS OF SEVEN (DAYS) WILL BE VOIDED.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
There will be a $25 administration fee for all cancellations. There will be NO refunds July 7, 2021. Instead of cancelling, you may choose to send a substitute in your place at no cost or penalty. Please call # with any questions regarding the policy.
Sponsored by: Arizona Wildlife Federation