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Twin Eagles Wilderness School eNewsletter

Twin Eagles Wilderness School
eNewsletter - October 2016

Autumn Greetings from all of us here at Twin Eagles Wilderness School! The rains are back, which we are incredibly grateful for. All kinds of wild mushrooms have popped up on the ground as aspen, cottonwood, birch, and larch drop their leaves and needles. The mountainsides are stunning with color. Here at Twin Eagles, we've settled into our Autumn routine, with various programs connecting people deeply to the land.

Here is what we have in store for you in this months eNewsletter:
  • Feature Article: Herbal Cough Remedies
  • Youth Programs 2016-2017
  • Statement of Solidarity with Standing Rock

Feature Article: Simple Herbal Cough Remedies

Herbal Cough Remedies

Discover herbal cough remedies for all kinds of coughs - the short lived and the tough ones, too. Come learn about herbs for cough and their benefits, get recipes and more. Don't let those coughs get the best of you!

Long ago I used to not think that much about coughs. I just never really got them. When I gave birth to two little boys the coughs started coming in. I initially would worry about them and wonder if those coughs would ever take a hiatus until I learned that a cough is actually a good thing. I went on a quest to find all the natural cough remedies I could find to not only treat a cough but help support a person's whole body before, during and after a cough. One of the things I discovered is that a cough is simply a symptom of clearing the throat of anything from pollen to smoke to dust to bacteria. And thankfully there are simple herbal cough remedies for them, too. First, let's take a look at the benefits.

The benefits of herbal cough remedies start with... continue reading here

Twin Eagles Youth Programs 2016-2017!

Weekly Homeschool Youth Nature Program

Twin Eagles Community School

For kids ages 6 - 13 · Sandpoint, Idaho
One day per week, 9 am - 3 pm
Autumn, Winter, & Spring Seasonal Blocks

Homeschool Nature Program Come join our original weekly program for homeschool youth that explores deep nature connection and the wilderness arts through nature based mentoring. Students truly steep in a timeless experience of the natural world with teachings of the naturalist, the tracker, the wanderer, the herbalist, the ecologist, the survivalist and the scout. Now in its twelfth year, Twin Eagles Community School is a tremendous opportunity for youth to experience knowledge of place and nature awareness all in a powerful atmosphere of cultural mentoring. Click here to learn more about Twin Eagles Community School!

Twin Eagles Monthly Youth Programs

For kids ages 6 - 13 · Spokane, WA
One Sunday per month · October - May

Monthly Youth Programs We are pleased to be bringing traditional ecological knowledge to the Spokane community on a monthly basis! Kids have a rare opportunity to slow down to nature's pace and experience themselves in a community of passionate nature based learners through activities such as fire by friction, local species interrelations, songs, animal tracking, group challenges, wild edible & medicinal plants, natural shelter building, storytelling, sensory awareness and much, much more. Click here to learn more about Twin Eagles Monthly Youth Programs!

Winter Break Camps

For kids ages 6 - 13 · Spokane, WA
Tue Dec 27, Wed Dec 28, & Thu Dec 29 · 9 am - 3 pm

Winter Break Camps Get your kids outside this winter with Twin Eagles Winter Break Camps! Winter here in the Inland Northwest is a magical time. The landscape is transformed by a blanket of snow, and there is a stillness upon the land. Rather than holing up, get outside this winter! Like all Twin Eagles Youth Programs, our winter break camps bring out the best in kids by connecting them deeply to the natural world, forging strong community, and developing genuine self-awareness. Our highly trained instructors draw out kids' passions through nature based activities like tracking wild animals, building snow shelters, learning primitive skills & crafts, storytelling & songs around a warm campfire, and much more! Click here to learn more about our Winter Break Camps!

Spring Alive! Spring Break Camps

For kids ages 6 - 13 · Spokane, WA
Tue Apr 4, Wed Apr 5, & Thu Apr 6 · 9 am - 3 pm

Spring Break Camps Spring in the Inland Northwest is an amazing time, full of inspiration. The snow has melted, and the landscape is coming back to life with all kinds of flowers blooming, frogs & salamanders crawling about, and young animals & birds being birthed into the world. Indeed, all of life is being renewed! Twin Eagles Spring Alive! spring break camps are the perfect way to help get your kids outside to enjoy this precious time of year. Like all Twin Eagles Youth Programs, our spring break camps bring out the best in kids by connecting them intimately to the natural world, forging resilient community ties, and developing authentic self-awareness. Click here to learn more about our Spring Alive! Spring Break Camps

Weekend Teen Wilderness Programs

Twin Eagles Seasonal Teen Rendezvous

For teens ages 13 - 18 · Locations throughout the Inland Northwest
Weekends run Friday evening through Sunday Afternoon
Autumn, Winter, & Spring Sessions

Teen Wilderness Programs Twin Eagles Seasonal Teen Rendezvous offers awesome experiences to teens throughout the Inland Northwest and beyond to sink deep roots to the earth through wilderness skills while soaring high through full-on group adventures. Teens learn leadership by working together as well as applying their sensitivities through ancient earth based skills and crafts. This is a powerful opportunity for teens to encounter the wild around them. As well, teens have a chance to touch their own inner wildness by giving unique voice to their inner selves amongst a community of peers and mentors. Click here to learn more about Twin Eagles Seasonal Teen Rendezvous!

Teen Mentor-In-Training Program

For teens ages 15 - 18 · Sandpoint, ID & Spokane, WA

Counselor in Training Twin Eagles Mentor in Training (MIT) program is an incredible opportunity for teens to step forward into becoming authentic nature based mentors. Twin Eagles MITs receive guidance from Twin Eagles' seasoned adult staff to move into a mentoring role with Twin Eagles Youth Program students, thereby experiencing themselves as powerful role models and leaders. It is a rare opportunity to be mentored into their greater potential as they experience the joy of mentoring others into a deep relationship with the earth. The MIT Program runs alongside all of our Youth Programs, so teens are able to select which one(s) they wish to participate in. Click here to learn more about Twin Eagles Mentor in Training Program!

Statement of Solidarity with Standing Rock

Defend the Sacred

Twin Eagles Wilderness School's co-Founder & co-Director, Tim Corcoran, recently returned from Standing Rock, North Dakota supporting the Water Protectors working to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. It was a deeply moving experience, particularly because it was such an act of reciprocity for Tim. We offer this Statement of Solidarity with Standing Rock:

Twin Eagles Wilderness School stands in solidarity with the Oceti Sakowin Oyate (the Great Sioux Nation), the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and their allied indigenous nations and supporters across the globe as they speak out against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The teachings we offer here at Twin Eagles Wilderness School were first offered to us by traditional Native American elders & mentors. Were it not for them, our school would not have ever been founded. Whatever benefit we have offered this community through our twelve years in existence is inter-related with the mentoring our Founders and Staff first received through indigenous wisdom.

We support the right of indigenous people and water protectors to assemble and speak out in a peaceful an non-violent manner. We join in proclaiming the sacred power of water and the responsibility we have to protect it at all costs. We recognize the vital roles that protest, civil disobedience, and activism continue to play in defending civil and human rights. Our hearts and prayers are with the water protectors and others who stand and assemble together against the DAPL.

We encourage all who feel called to take action to support Standing Rock. This article from Yes! Magazine offers some great ideas on how you can support Standing Rock.

From the Heart,

Tim Corcoran
co-Director & co-Founder
Twin Eagles Wilderness School

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