Wednesday, November 1, 8, 15, 22 || 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (Pacific) Cancelled
Rewild Portland HQ || Green Anchors, 8940 N Bradford Street, Portland, OR 97203
Four weeks, $95 ||Prerequisite: Rewilding 101, Scholarships Available


Wednesdays, November 29, December 6, 13, 20 || 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (Pacific)
Online || Zoom
Four weeks, $95 ||Prerequisite: Rewilding 101, Scholarships Available

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Whereas Rewilding 101 covers the what and the why, Rewilding 201 focuses on the how. Rewilding 201 takes rewilding from the theoretical to the practical. We cover how to integrate the ideas and concepts of rewilding into your life more collectively and institutionally. With the guidance of Peter Michael Bauer, we work together as a think-tank, beginning to paint the mosaic of rewilding, with each student assessing how various actions contribute to a larger vision and further zooming in on what they feel passionate about and how that passion can contribute to the rewilding movement.

What to expect in class:

  • Focused discussion on advanced rewilding concepts
  • Discovering how to further break down barriers to rewilding
  • Sharing ideas and strategies within a learning community
  • Learning how to rewild in your everyday life
  • Making a personalized roadmap of rewilding

Week 1: Systemic Rewilding
In Part 1 of this week, we introduce the idea of systemic rewilding. You’ll learn how and why rewilding in a group is much more empowering than trying to go it alone. Part 2 focuses on how institutions can be leveraged toward rewilding in our favor by passing laws, partnering for permissions, transforming policy, providing public programming, and more.

Week 2: Collective Rewilding
In Part 1 we discuss how some of the problems facing humanity are more easily solved in a group setting. Learn about actions like gardening and foraging in groups, raising children in cultural settings, networking, sharing resources and advocating for one another, by the letter of the law. Part 2 focuses on evasion: living outside the state’s purview.

Week 3: Resistance in Rewilding
In Part 1 we discuss how the state maintains power through force. If we are unable to stop extractive and destructive state systems, how might we collectively resist them? We talk about methods of resistance (like economic interference), direct action (like tree sits), poaching, and all manner of legalities. We also discuss the implications and dangers that arise when ignoring the state in favor of rewilding. In Part 2 we discuss the long legacy of collectives who have resisted civilization and how they have done so, successfully or not.

Week 4: Rewilding Roadmap
In this last class each student fleshes out their own roadmap to rewilding, including group sharing and dialogue.

Peter Michael Bauer is an environmental educator, author of the book Rewild or Die, and founder of Rewild Portland.

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