Outing Club
at the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center

Survival and Primitive Skills Lecture

Story posted October 28, 2009

Article by BOC Leader: Madelyn Sullivan

Arthur Haines, research botanist and survival skills instructor will share both his local knowledge of medicinal, edible and useful plants, and basic survival skills at the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center on Tuesday Nov. 3rd at 7pm. Plants provide food, medicine, materials for shelter, fuel for heating dwellings and cooking food, fibers for cordage and clothing, wood for tools and hunting weapons. Arthur works for the New England Wild Flower Society and teaches botanical and survival courses at the Delta Institute in Bowdoin, Maine.
The evening lecture will be followed up with an afternoon Survival Skills Workshop covering fire starting, shelter building, plant identification, and more. The date for the workshop is still to be determined.  The skills that may be covered include edible, medicinal and useful plants, knapping stone, fire making, shelter fabrication, constructing wooden bows and arrows, fiber arts, hide tanning, and more.

The lecture is free and open to the public.  Please contact Madelyn Sullivan (msulliv2@bowdoin.edu) with questions.