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GOS Skills Share


No Theme, No Instructor

Just a community hub for skills, stories, & time in the wild for adults.

Adult Skills Share Series is designed as a casual series of gatherings to practice and share ancestral and folk skills. 

This is a quarterly opportunity to share skills but to also connect with each other, laugh, sing, share stories, offer gratitude, and sit by the fire. 

Bring a skill to share or just come to learn.  Here is a list of some skills that might be shared:

  • Making a bow drill kit and using it to start a fire

  • Building a debris hut (winter hardy)

  • Making a bowl and spoon using coal and sand

  • Practicing camouflage

  • Making natural cordage

  • Making reed mats

  • Basket weaving

  • Tracking (winter)

  • Edible and medicinal plant identification

  • Pottery making

  • Making a primitive bow and arrow

Gatherings happen quarterly around the solstice with dates announced a month in advance.

Bring tools that you may need, especially if you are teaching a skill Bring a song if you like Bring an instrument if you like Bring food (a snack or dinner depending on the time) This is a free event and / or by donation. Participants are welcome to help cover the costs of firewood at the event, or donate online to the Guelph Outdoor School 'Next Child in the Woods' campaign.

This is a family friendly event series, though parents are responsible for their kids' care. We do not have a kid's program happening alongside the skill share. If you do have a skill to share, contact Jenni @

Earlier Event: September 27
Games That Teach: PD For Kids
Later Event: October 1
GOS 102: Fall Semester Open House