Last but certainly not least in our teacher series we have Elizabeth, our Friday teacher, who brings so much to our program - cooking, foraging, tracking, and an all-around profound love for and understanding of our 40-acre property at EWL. She also facilitates a relationship between the children and Silent Wind Coyote, our Pequot friend who drops in to teach drumming, songs, and traditional skills. Most recently he invited to the group to his land to harvest sweet grass for ceremonial burning. The kids also tried their hand at roasting acorns. They have collected hundreds and hundreds of acorns that will soon be leeched to remove the bitter tannins so that the nut meat can be milled into tasty flour for future cooking projects.
This past spring Elizabeth took the kids to White Memorial for some intensive exploration. Captions courtesy of Elizabeth herself!
And then came a field trip to Mohawk State Park.
Back on EWL property this fall.