"Not a sound anywheres – perfectly still – just like the whole world was asleep, only sometimes the bullfrogs a-cluttering, maybe." – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
When the tide is out, the table is set. Life in the Bay can be an adventure. Sometimes tough, but always full of fun. Join our Mariners Guild on a journey exploring our local tidal lands. Journey to bays, mudflats, marshlands, beaches, and lakes! Plus, share old time legends and lore while learning the fascinating history of the Bay.
Fishin' and Campfire Cookin'
Tidal Explorers - Grade 1-5: spend plenty of hours lazily fishin' at piers and lakes for all manner of watery beasts to cook on our campfire. We explore the marshlands and mudflats for shrimp and crabs. We also forage for kelp and wild berries if eating fish and crab isn't your thing. You even make a pole spear to hunt fish in the shallows. Finally, we learn some seashore survival such as net making, crab traps and snares, wood and bone carving techniques and shelter making.
Shoreline Survival - Grade 6-9: For older students, we offer a small group with one of our most experienced water-front survival experts. You will explore the shoreline with an eye to true outdoor survival, learning traditional skills alongside each other.