Laura has been studying and instructing primitive wilderness survival for ten years, starting in highschool. She grew up playing outdoors and always had a passion for wilderness awareness, plant and bird identification, making fire, and trying to connect with the world around her in different ways. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing and is a Wilderness EMT. She graduated from Temple University in 2009 with degrees in Tourism & Hospitality Management and Environmental Studies.
A note from Laura: Practicing primitive wilderness survival skills is one of the most clear and direct pathways that I have found to reconnect with the earth, my surroundings, and myself. While these skills have been a passion of mine for over a decade, I do not, by any means, believe myself to be a top-tier expert. While I am no Bear Grylls, I am highly experienced at working with youth and families, especially in outdoor settings. My approach in teaching at WilderSkills draws on Tom Brown, Jr. and Jon Young’s Coyote Mentoring principles of questioning, storytelling, and adventuring, to inspire students towards seeking out their own nature experiences.
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