At Trackers Earth we offer adult programs in wilderness survival, archery, bow-making, blacksmithing, tracking, foraging wild edible plants, and more. Our weekend and evening Folk and Forest Craft courses build confidence and common sense in the outdoors. We teach authentic skills of independence and a life connected to community and the land, across all four of our Core Guilds.
Location of Classes
Our classes are held mostly in local parks and open spaces. Most of our wilderness survival, edible plant, and rangers guild classes are conducted in Marin County. You can meet us in the park, or take the shuttle from our headquarters at Trackers Earth Berkeley (3049 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703).
Locations for off-site classes will be emailed the week before class. Please note precise meeting times for classes and shuttles on individual class descriptions.
Attending with a child? Please see our important note below about youth in adult classes.
All Adult Classes by Topic
Archery and Bow-Making:
From beginners to advanced, our expert instructors will take your archery skills to the next level. Classes mostly held in the East Bay, with optional shuttle from Berkeley included.
Learn to twist, punch, and hammer steel into beautiful and functional tools. With frequent intro classes and specialty knife-making sessions we've got you covered. All classes held at our Berkeley headquarters.
Rangers: Wilderness Survival, Tracking, and More:
Learn wilderness survival skills, the art of tracking and nature observation, and even Zombie Survival with our Rangers Guild. Classes mostly held in Marin County, with optional shuttle from Berkeley included.
Mariners: Fishing and Crabbing:
Hook 'em and reel 'em in. Sign up for family fishing days too! Classes held in Marin County and the East Bay, with optional shuttle from Berkeley included.
Wilders: Homesteading, Wild Plants, and Mushrooms:
From foraging for a feast of mushrooms and wild plants to building your own aquaponics system or even curing and smoking a side of bacon, our Wilders Guild will teach you the skills of self-sufficiency. Classes mostly held in Marin County, with optional shuttle from Berkeley included.
About Our Instructors
Our staff don't just teach these skills, they live them. Although our staff are drawn from all types of experiences and backgrounds, what they all have in common is a shared passion for teaching old-school skills in the outdoors. Learn more about our program staff.
Attending with your child?
Mature youth who are able to operate at an adult level and are age 16+ may attend adult courses alone. For students under age 16 who would like to participate, we require that a responsible adult register and attend the course in addition to the youth participant. Both the child and the adult must register for the course. Children who are merely accompanying their parents but are not participating in the course content (for example, very young children) may be able to attend without registration depending on topic and with Trackers advance approval. Please note that Trackers adult courses are taught at an adult level and pace and may include other participants discussing adult topics or using adult language. Finally, adults bringing children to Trackers courses are expected to provide primary supervision of their children. Questions? Contact us.