Monday, March 27, 2017

March 24 Update

Another eclectic day of outdoor activities in the Great Outdoors Track. Led by volunteers with Kaniksu Land Trust --- Graham, Regan, Dave, and Carrie --- students made chairs from natural materials, made felt, skinned moose legs, and tied ropes, among other things. Thanks again to Kaniksu Land Trust for all that they do with our students in the Great Outdoors Track! 



Monday, March 20, 2017

Making Leather Naturally

Dave with Kaniksu Land Trust showed students how to make leather, naturally, using brains. Students cooked the brain concoction, scraped the hides to remove hair, soaked the hides in the brain solution, and then stretched them. Result: soft, supple, leather! 

Dave explaining the art of leather making, among other things. 

Scraping hides.

Soaking hides in the brain concoction.

Watching in amazement...

Ringing out the hides after rinsing.

Stretching the hides.

The final product.

Modeling homemade leather clothes.

Making cords from native plants.

Friday, March 17, 2017

March 17 Update

Irish jigs in the gym, making cordage in Mr. Mac's room, and making brain-tanned leather. 
Another amazing day in the Great Outdoors Track!

Attempting an Irish kick for St. Paddy's Day

Regan of Kaniksu Land Trust and Mr. Mac

 Making cordage


Learning about making leather.