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Outdoor Explorer Series (Introductory Course): Foraging 101

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024 (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

Payment Options:
Explorer Series Registration
Leaders: Dan Dunne
William Bush

Event Information


Have you ever wondered looked at a plant and wondered .... could I eat that to survive?

Come to the new Outdoor Explorer Series Course: Foraging 101 and learn about the most common edible flora and fauna of Wisconsin (and North America).  We are excited to share with you all some tips and tricks to identifying wild plants and a process that tests a plants edibility through a series of increasing your exposure to the natural item over time. 

In this class you will learn:

  • How to ID 5-10 native/edible plants in WI 

  • Better understand historical uses of foraging in WI and North America

  • Learn how to Forage for utility purposes (e.g. birch bark, medicinal plants (arnica), wipe-ables)

  • Discuss LNT ethics when it comes to foraging and create some personal ethical LNT guidelines when it comes to foraging

  • Learn of some foraging resourceas that can be used worldwide


Event Type
Educational Event (passive learning, no rating)
Cancellation, Reschedule, and Refund Information
In the event that the course is cancelled by Outdoor UW, full refunds will be issued. Refunds will not be issued if participants cancel within 24 hours of event.
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Registration Count

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All Participants 26 24