Mark has been teaching nature, environmental education and survival skills as practiced by the Cherokee for almost 50 years. His series of books called "Secrets of the Forest" lead the reader through the skills of woods lore and guides adults into leading youth to the woods for quality experience. Mark will discuss how the individual items of the forest today can still be used by the modern adventurer. The plants, animals, trees and rocks are the same that sustained the Cherokees of long ago by providing the materials for all the necessary crafts of survival.
Mark will also introduce Volume 3: Part One (Eye to Eye with the Animals of the Wild) covers stalking animals of the wild, tracks & the rigors of tracking, hide-tanning & craft, and snake lore, which examines some of the myths that have grown up around these legless reptiles. Part Two (At Play in the Wild) covers games, some adventurous, some academic, and others for memorable nights around the campfire. All of these games – which became Medicine Bow staples – are responsible for countless, fearful young students learning to feel at home in the woods. Volume's 1, 2 and 3 will be available.
See more information on Mark's books at www.secretsoftheforestbook.com, and check out the book review by Survival Sherpa at https://survivalsherpa.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/secrets-of-the-forest-the-best-outdoor-education-book-ive-read/