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**Cancelled**Wilderness Skills Outdoor Adventure

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

**Sorry, this event has been cancelled due to low enrollment**

Hello Everyone.  There’s a lot of information here, so please read it all.  (Also since there is a lot of info here, please let me know if it looks like I might have made a mistake somewhere).  The information at the beginning is general information for all of the outings,  and towards the bottom I will add more specific  details for each outing as the information becomes available.  The specifics of each outing can’t be known too far in advance because things depend on weather and what nature is providing at the time (water availability, natural plant availability which depends on rainfall, etc).  These outings are being led by “Tracker Rob”, and tracking animals is his specialty, but he has many survival skills and a love for nature that he enjoys sharing.  There are many exciting skills to learn, and we will start on Feb 15 with a survival skills basics outing, which will be followed by going more in depth into skills such as animal tracking, shelter making, and edible and medicinal plants.   You will get all the specifics via email after you register, so please make sure to include your email address when you sign up.  Please contact me (Bonnie) with questions first.  I will be the main point of contact for the outings.


Dear Parent or Guardian:

Welcome and thank you for your interest in attending my Nature Connection/Outdoor Education outings.  Many exciting nature and outdoor skills topics and activities are planned for the Spring 2024 season, February – May.  As you know, Bonnie Adair is organizing and your child/children have been invited to attend.  The following information lists what you’ll need for your child/children to enroll in these outings.

The outing dates reserved for SPRING 2024 (February – May) are:

   February 15  (Thurs)       March 7 (Thurs)         March 28  (Thurs)      April 18 (Thurs)  May 9 (Thurs)

  The Fee for attending each outing is:  $ 60.00 per child per outing.

Parents are invited to attend, at no charge, and are very much welcome. Drop off is okay for these outings.

** ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES (SPRING 2024 SEASON) ** 

  1. Please confirm your child’s/children’s enrollment for each outing by signing up on the sign up sheet below.  We need to have a proper count of the number of children attending.  Your verbal or written (email) confirmation to have your child/children attend an outing (or outings) secures your child’s/children’s spot AND is an official commitment to attend.

                                   Sign Up Sheet Here   **You can sign up for all the outings using this link.  There is one spreadsheet with a separate tab for each date.

 **We need a minimum of 7 students and we can have a maximum of 12

  1. Please complete and submit both the WAIVER and MEDICAL Forms Before or At the outing your child will attend!   These forms are required for both children and adults.  They may seem daunting but are standard procedure for outdoor programs. Please complete and submitted only once for every new season).  Thank you for your understanding and completion/submittal of these.  (Note from Bonnie – please submit these in advance, I think this would be best.  To submit in advance, please email completed & scanned forms to bonnieadair@verizon.net and I will forward to Tracker Rob.)

waiver & medical form to complete

Payment Policy

  1. Payment for your child’s attendance to an outing is due before or on the outing. (see Payment methods below)
    • **IMPORTANT NOTE:   If you enroll in an outing and do not show, you are still responsible to pay in full for each child.
  2. When your enroll your child/children to attend an outing (or outings), you will receive a confirmation email (from Bonnie Adair) prior to each outing (about 10 days in advance).  It will have information (site, topic info, equipment list, directions, etc) for that upcoming outing.
  3. No credits or refunds are given for a missed outing(s) with the exceptions of:    a) an extreme circumstance;  b) emergency event;   c) an outing cancelled by Rob.

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** PAYMENT METHODS **

(Please pay $60.00 per child per outing)

> Venmo:   use  323-804-9600 (RobertRemedi).

> PayPal:    use  “robremedi@hotmail.com // Sending to a friend

  NOTE:  Please do not send as “paying for an item or service”; we’re both charged a fee.

> Zelle:   Use  “robremedi@hotmail.com

> Check or Cash:    Pay at the outing (checks made out to Robert Remedi)

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CONFIRMATION INFORMATION FOR EACH OUTING

Each month you will receive an email from your group leader (Bonnie Adair) confirming each month’s outing (we have two scheduled for March).  It will contain detailed information for that upcoming outing, ie, program description, equipment list, location, and directions, as well as any additional specifics.

THE FIRST OUTING OF THE SEASON WILL BE ON:  

      FEBRUARY 15, 2024

Again, look for an information/confirmation email, from your group leader, about 10 days prior to the outing.

If you have any questions or concerns about my policies, any aspect of outings, or need more information, please contact me by phone or email.

I look forward to providing educational and nature-connection outings for your child/children!

Rob Remedi

805-499-2924

robremedi@hotmail.com

 

*** APRIL 18, 2024 Outing Confirmation ***

 

FROM:
Robert Remedi

Phone: 805-499-2924   E-mail: robremedi@hotmail.com
Date:      APRIL 18, 2024 (Thursday)

Site:        TAPIA PARK Public Use Area

Time:     9:30am – 4:00pm

Topic:     WILD EDIBLE FOOD

Outing Fee:  $60.00 per student.  No charge for parent chaperones.  

Outing Description

On this Wild Edible Foods outing, students will forage for wild edibles then process and eat(!) what is found at the location. One of the primary meals focuses on the processing and cooking of Acorns to make acorn cakes and mush (and may be eaten with pre-made wild Elder-berry jam!) but we’ll also harvest some wild green to make stir fry, and perhaps supplemented with chia and pine nuts    And, for our drink, we’ll make a wild rose-hip or chamomile tea.  Time permitting, there’s an option for Nettle greens (soup or tea) or other available wild foods of the season.

The fire to cook our meals will be, of course, made without matches (some of the students have already learned this skill so they will be put to task!).

Students should be prepared to do some work in gathering and preparing to make these meals happen.  The reward is a wonderful wild food meal and the experience of reconnection to the old ways.

Please,  All attendees, both children and adults, must submit completed both the Liability Waiver Form and Medical Information Form before or at the outing start. (see attached and also at the end of this email).  Thank you.

**NOTE:  IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED THE FORMS FOR THE NEEW SEASON (February – June 2024), NO NEED TO COMPLETE THEM AGAIN.

Parents and Chaperones welcome to attend at no charge.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding outing: the activities, teaching topics /content, or simply desire more information, please contact me by phone or e-mail.

I look forward to providing a quality outdoor education experience for your child/children.  Thank you.

Sincerely

Rob Remedi

805-499-2924

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**  “WHAT TO BRING” EQUIPMENT LIST **

> Day-pack

> Water (at least  1.5   quarts)

> Lunch and Snacks

> Clothing  (appropriate / comfortable for the activity and weather)

> Sun Protection:  Hat, Sunscreen, etc

> Bandanna

> Pocket Knife

> Camera (optional)

> Binoculars (optional)

> Additional Equipment:   scissors -and- pocket knife, plate, bowl, cup, utensils, small hand towel

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** DIRECTIONS **

DIRECTIONS TO:    TAPIA PARK PUBLIC USE AREA    

      840 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302

     (Look for a large sign that reads  “Malibu Creek State Park” ……     

underneath that writing in smaller print–“Tapia Park Public Use Area”)

   **Do Not go to the main entrance of Mal. Creek State Park **

Location PIN:

https://www.google.com/search?q=840+Las+Virgenes+Road%2C+CAlabasas%2C+ca+91302&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS888US888&ei=dOGQY8TvKNDKkPIPpMuSwAg&ved=0ahUKEwjE-bmhl-j7AhVQJUQIHaSlBIgQ4dUDCBA&oq=840+Las+Virgenes+Road%2C+CAlabasas%2C+ca+91302&gs_lcp=Cgxnd3Mtd2l6LXNlcnAQDDIKCAAQRxDWBBCwAzIKCAAQRxDWBBCwAzIKCAAQRxDWBBCwAzIKCAAQRxDWBBCwA0oECEEYAEoECEYYAFAAWABgrR1oAnABeACAAQCIAQCSAQCYAQDIAQTAAQE&sclient=gws-wiz-serp

From Camarillo / Conejo Valley / Simi Valley (going South on the 101 Fwy):

Get to and Take the  101 SOUTH

Exit at   Las Virgenes / Malibu Canyon Rd.,   turn RIGHT at the offramp stop sign.

Travel about  5 miles  (going 1 mile PAST  Malibu Creek St Pk main entrance)….

  …. turn RIGHT into Tapia Park. 

 (if you come to Piuma Road stoplight,  you’ve GONE 1/10 mile TOO FAR)

THEN Make an immediate Right to the kiosk.  Pay parking fee ($12).

(Pay at “self-pay” station before the kiosk, on the right.  Display pay stub on windshield.)

PROCEED past the kiosk —Make 1st Left past the kiosk.  

Travel 200 feet, look LEFT

12 parking spaces alongside the road, plus Orange Flag designating Tracker Rob outing.

 

We will meet:  9:25am, Tapia Park Area, 1st left past kiosk, go 1/10 mile.  $12.00 parking

(arrive a little early to sign in and submit paperwork and payment)

**DO NOT go to Malibu Creek State Park Main entrance!!!

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Details

Date:
April 18
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ft9gX2tKqk8zzThRnWDZTBpRPrf4y4aCs1gGlsjZZWw/edit#gid=0

Organizer

Bonnie Adair
Phone
(805) 504-6457
Email
bonnieadair@verizon.net

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