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"It has always been part of the basic human experience to live in a wilderness culture. For several hundred thousand years there has been no wilderness without the presence of humans. Nature is not a place to be visited, it is home."

Gary Snyder


Wir machen Wildnispädagogik, Tourenleitung und Innere Prozessbegleitung aus Leidenschaft.

In Form von Touren, Seminaren und berufsbegleitenden Ausbildungen wollen wir dich dazu einladen auf Entdeckungsreise zu gehen, um der Natur, der Gemeinschaft und dir selbst neu zu begegnen und dich damit zu verbinden.

Von der Feuersteinklinge bis zur UTM-Koordinate, von uralten Kommunikationsformen bis zu neuesten Erkenntnissen der Hirnforschung, wollen wir das Alte in das Neue integrieren. Unser Angebot lässt sich in  Vier Felder aufteilen, wobei diese eng miteinander verwoben sind und ineinanderfließen... (wie in der folgenden interaktiven Grafik angedeutet)

wilderness pedagogy ...

We are basically in a wilderness-educational attitude, which is expressed above all by the fact that we...  

*...understand nature as a field of learning, habitat and teacher

*...want to enable the most holistic and sustainable way of teaching and learning possible

*...maintain a respectful and community-promoting interaction in the group  

*...consider us " Native Europeans ", modern descendants of our Stone Age ancestors

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In addition to wilderness pedagogy, we accompany and support personal processes of change as natural circle runners with tools of initiative process support. You can find more information in the menu...

Initiative process support ® ...

water hiking ...

Another special feature of the Forest Walker Wilderness School is that we love water hiking, especially in one-on-one tours/sea kayaks. Through our Suomi kayak tour and other offers, we want to invite you to discover the world of water touring for yourself. As with all our offers, the self-empowerment of our participants plays an important role.

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Outdoor Leadership...

We have high standards for ourselves as leaders. We also love training people to act responsibly, competently and appropriately as seminar and tour leaders in the preparation and implementation of outdoor events. See OLGA I and OLGA II .


Video: The recordings for this film are at a seminar of ours  wilderness pedagogical training HUMAN IN RELEASE.

Video: The recordings for this film are at the first seminar of ours  wilderness pedagogical training PEOPLE IN DELIVERY in March 2019.

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Waldläufer, Wildnisschule, Iglu, Schneehöhle, Tarp, Fjäll, Kajak, Zelt, Biwak,

Our focus... in a nutshell...

  • The subject areas and "tools" with which we work (e.g. *fire science *talking circle, etc.) are essentially training in perception, mindfulness, knowledge, awareness and movement in dealing with nature, with other people and with ourselves.

  • We regard nature and community as our natural habitats and want to experience and learn from them with you. We deal with the knowledge of our ancestors (hunters and collectors cultures), with modern knowledge and techniques and with what lies within us.

  • Wilderness School also means that the wilderness is our school  and we see ourselves less as teachers and much more as companions . We experience nature as a field of learning, living space and teacher.

  • We want to enable holistic and sustainable teaching and learning, as “species-appropriate” as possible and without pressure to perform.

  • We want to promote encounters, connections and a mindful approach to nature, the community and ourselves - this means that we deal with the topics of environmental protection, non-violent communication and equal rights, for example.

Widnispädagogik, Vogelstimmen und Vogelkunde

...there is so much to explore...

When you can't see the forest for the rooms .

Do we experience and behave as foreign bodies in nature and in society, or as part of it?

The increasing mechanization, urbanization and digitization of our world and society and other factors include many opportunities and advantages for us. At the same time, they promote a feeling of alienation from nature, from the "community" and thus from oneself. The negative effects of this alienation can be clearly seen and felt in the individual, in our entire environment and in nature.

For us, “wilderness pedagogy” means that we come closer to what we really are in small steps:

an inseparable part of nature and community…

(regardless of our religion, political beliefs, origin, etc.). We want to give space to encounter and connection with nature, with other people and with ourselves in a mindful way. As an individual and part of this society, this also means looking for holistic and sustainable ways to meet the social and ecological challenges of our time.

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The antlers that replace the Δ dots in the logo are those of a reindeer—the only species of deer in which the females also develop antlers. Today, reindeer live circumpolarly in tundra and taiga, but during the last glacial period their habitat stretched across large parts of Europe. They were important game for our ancestors. And for the last "natives" of Europe, the Sami, they still form a livelihood today.

The antlers of these animals are asymmetrical, form wonderful shapes and, like all other types of deer, grow new and slightly different every year - a natural rhythm of permanence and change.

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Our way of teaching and learning differs from what we normally know from school and work. We do not do frontal teaching with the aim of imparting as much knowledge as possible in a short time. Instead, it is about creating a space for personal experience and providing methods that lead the "learner" to independence - this is what the symbols in our logo stand for, among other things: the SEA EAGLE (on the left is the original image of the young sea eagle in Mecklenburg in the logo) and the NATURAL RIVER COURSE (the inspiration model was the Große Lauter in the Swabian Jura).

For example, anyone who gets an idea of how to distinguish and memorize birds based on their call and flight pattern has the opportunity later to continue learning independently. If you only hear as many bird names as possible from the mouth of a "professional" on a course, you have learned nothing. The learner gets stuck in a relationship of dependency on the teacher, we don't want that.

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...The kayaker as a symbol for our canoe/kayak school also stands for independence and self-empowerment: A participant in a KANUCAMPS who, thanks to this seminar, is able to go on a kayak tour independently and confidently - a wonderful picture for us. This man will probably not book a KANUCAMP or PADDLE TOUR with us again, because he no longer needs us for that - and that's a good thing! This pedagogical concept stands above the business strategy of “customer loyalty”. Our way of teaching and learning should be as holistic and sustainable as possible.

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"Full cover! You have ten minutes left!"
When you're out and about, what comes up here isn't annoying "background noise" in the sense of "Look, it's raining outside", but the "main film" - and not just for us humans. For us, meteorology is not just knowledge about meteorological phenomena and relationships, but also means relating oneself to the elementary forces and living beings of the natural world. weather is always. Weather is adventure. Weather is wilderness.  
Picture: an arcus cloud / gust roll approaching the Stellberg/Rhön

wilderness  is  no  place, but  that  principle  this  planets.

The term wilderness may seem a little too high. In Germany, we only find real wilderness, if at all, in the high mountains. But the wild begins with the bacteria in our armpits. It breaks through the asphalt road in the form of a dandelion and it flies south over our big cities in a V formation in autumn. It rolls over us like a gust. Wilderness cannot be measured solely by the measure of thinning a forest. The opposite of wilderness is not the spruce monoculture, but a disinfected laboratory. It is only with a great investment of time, energy and money that we succeed in containing the wilderness again and again - repairing roads, organizing and planning our lives in appointment calendars, painting window frames, washing hair, ... . Wilderness is not so much a landscape completely untouched by humans as much more the dynamic in which everything is embedded - everything is constantly striving towards the "state of wilderness" ... Wilderness, that is the principle of this planet. Weather is wilderness. Winter is wilderness. We are wilderness.  

Doesn't it always have to be Canada or Patagonia? That's right, a single kayak in the surf area at Cape Arkona, under a tarp during a heavy night-time summer thunderstorm in the Thuringian Forest, encountering a herd of wild boar on the nocturnal solo stage in the Steigerwald or the frozen drinking water bottle at the winter bivouac in the Swabian Alb - that is more than enough wilderness for most.

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