Nature Connection

Wilderness Awareness:  Nature Connection and Survival Skills

Weekend Workshop

Instructor: Wade Mergen

Dates: Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost:  Sliding scale $125 - $250

Early Bird discount:  $15 discount if you register by June 12, 2014.

Register online:  Click here to register


 “I find nature to be a universal point of connection with people.  There is hardly a person among us that doesn't know that she or he is "tided at the hip" to the earth, and who isn't confronted with the massive grief of it all.”

The purpose of this workshop is to empower the participants to reclaim and deepen their connection with nature.  This will be done through a mix of practical skill instruction and meaningful group discussion.

Topics include:

·       Acquainting oneself in the body

·       Eye usage techniques

·       Hands on skills

o   Fire making

o   Cordage

o   Spoon burning

·       Gratitude and Curiosity

·       Adventuring on the land

·       Plant and tree identification


Workshop Facilitator Wade Mergen


About Wade

Wade Mergen, 39 years old, was born of a Wisconsin carpenter.  He grew up playing freely and avidly with a 3 mile roaming range since before the age of 12.  Wade's current occupation is to play freely and avidly as a "carpenter" with the range of a single white male in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A lifelong student of native and indigenous wisdom, he knows that it takes a village to get to where we want to go. 

Wade’s credo is that of ‘belonging’ and ‘purposefulness’ and he wishes to continue to share and bridge with others in reclaiming our human blueprints.  



Bring your own vegetarian bag lunch. 


Monday, July 12, 2010 - 10:00am to 5:00pm