Becky-Beyer-wineberriesAncestral Knowledge offers entry level and advanced programs in a wide range of program topics from; earth based living skills, nature awareness, primitive technology, and wilderness survival.  Ancestral Knowledge is the first organization in the DC Metro Area to offer educational programs in this field of expertise.

All of our programs intertwine two methods of teaching;  Experiential Education-“learning by doing” and Coyote Teaching-“guiding not giving”.

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.

“Learn from the past, live in the moment, create a new future”

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2016 Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering- The MAPS Meet is a Seasonal Gathering for All Ages!

The Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering is the perfect event for all novice and seasoned outdoor enthusiast and skills practitioner. The MAPS Meet was the first gathering in the Mid-Atlantic region with expert instructors who focus on teaching you at your level of understanding and experience.The gathering is located about an hour outside of DC on the border of Virginia and West Virginia along the Shenandoah River. This years event is being held May 27th-30th. More Information and Registration

“I couldn’t believe how much I learned in such a short period of time. The instructors were very knowledgeable and everyone was so friendly.  Next year I am bringing my family and friends.”

– Tammy – MAPS Meet Participant

Read the featured article about the event in the The Washington Post Magazine


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