Ancestral Knowledge uses nature and the wilderness as its classroom to connect our students with the ancient skills of our past. Ancestral Knowledge is the first in the DC Metro Area to use earth based living skills, nature awareness, primitive technology, and wilderness survival to create an environmental stewardship between our students and the Earth. Ancestral Knowledge offers adult and youth programs in a wide range of program topics from ancient living skills, survival and wilderness awareness to earth based philosophy and sustainable living. Our programs guide our students along a path seldom traveled helping them rediscover the ancient ways that made modern life possible.
All of our programs intertwine two methods of teaching; Experiential Education-“learning by doing” and Coyote Teaching-“guiding not giving”. This allows our participants to develop a way of thinking that strengthens problem solving skills, self-reliance and increases your awareness of self and surroundings.
Ancestral Knowledge is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization is operated by a community of naturalists who specialize in native life skills and philosophies that support sustainable lifestyles. We custom design our outdoor education presentations and programs to fit the needs of schools, community groups, families and individuals.
“Learn from the past, live for the moment, create a new future” – Suzy Wald, Mother of Ancestral Knowledge