Wilderness Skills Institute's Mentor Resources

The links below have become tools not only for our own staff, parents, and students, but to those of other programs.

Basic Tool for Mentors, Students, and Parents

Nature Mentoring and Camp Staff Links

Mentoring, Students, Staff, and Parent Reading List

Articles on Pedagogy - Tools for Parents and Teachers

The Value of Free Play

The Value of Nature Connection

Helping with Homesickness at Camp

The Core Routines of Doing Chores

Wilderness Safety

Reducing Exposure to Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease

Reducing Exposure to Poison Oak

Wilderness Safety -- How to Avoid Hypothermia 

Coastal Native Plants and Their Uses:

Wildflowers of Marin (coming soon) 

Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica (coming soon) 

Bush Craft

Knots for Wilderness Survival, Agriculture, Industry, and Climbing  

Brain Tanning

Bush Etiquette

The Invisble Human

How to Poop In The Wilderness (coming soon) 

Collecting Plants and Animals (coming soon)


I am working on a MA in Education and this page has been a great tool.

Education Quotes

“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” Leonardo da Vinci

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