Venue: Embercombe Online
- Tracking The Stories Of Place - Online Masterclass
08/05/2021 - 09/05/2021
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every time we step outside our door, there are myriad stories to be told of the comings and goings of animals in the world, and one of the oldest human capacities is to read and interpret these stories so we can locate ourselves and feel a part of our place.
The art and science of tracking offers a window into the happenings of the living world around us and gives us access into one of our oldest human inheritances – the ability to be a fully engaged participant in the living world.
Saturday 8th May: 7pm to 10pm
Sunday 9th May: 7pm to 10pm
Chris founded and currently directs WildWise, an outdoor education and training organisation in 1999, after many years working as an education officer for Devon Wildlife Trust. With a professional background in the theatre, a qualification in drama-therapy and a career in environmental education he uses every creative means at his disposal to encourage people to enjoy and value the natural world on courses he facilitates in the UK and abroad. He has worked with and been profoundly influenced by Ray Mears, Bill Plotkin, Joanna Macy, Martin Shaw, David Whyte amongst very many others. He the director of the acclaimed ‘Call of the Wild’ Foundation programme at Embercombe, where he also directs the yearlong programme ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.
He is also known as a professional storyteller (aka ‘Spindle Wayfarer’), and is the co-founder and Artistic Director for both the Westcountry and Oxford Storytelling Festivals. He is also a theatre ensemble teacher for the International Schools Theatre Association.
Chris is married with 4 children and lives in enchantment on the edge of the Dartington’s forest with his astonishing dog ‘Dexter’…..
Marcus is a naturalist, educator, and photographer. He has worked in wilderness education, outdoor leadership, and conservation for numerous organizations and communities across North America. He is engaged in telling stories that bring to light and life, the complexity of humans living in the 21st century. Originally from Louisville, KY, USA, Marcus now resides in the Snoqualmie Valley in Washington State, just east of Seattle, in the traditional territory of the Snoqualmie People. He is the Lead Instructor for an internationally renowned environmental leadership immersion program for adults at the Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, WA. He is twice-certified as a Track and Sign Specialist through Cybertracker Conservation, an international professional certification system in wildlife tracking, in both the Pacific Northwest and Desert Southwest of North America. He recently qualified as an evaluator with Cybertracker of North America.