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Contact: Lori Whalen

Phone: (949) 645-8489





Primitive Skills Society Presents Navigating the Land

ENC Executive Director Bo Glover to teach how to navigate the wilderness using a compass and the constellations

Newport Beach, Calif., June 19th, 2018 - The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) will be hosting the monthly meeting of the Primitive Skills Society on June 29th, 2018 from 5:30 – 8:30PM. During each monthly meeting participants gather to learn and work on different primitive skills, led by ENC Executive Director Bo Glover. Afterward, the group will cook a light meal over the campfire.

This meeting will focus on navigation.  We live in a largely digital world where children and adults alike have become accustomed to using our cell phones and the internet to get around.  Glover aims to teach members how to navigate without using our electronic devices.

Our ancestors had different resources and had to use the land as their guide.  They learned how to utilize the stars to find their way and thrive.  The Primitive Skills Society will help revive these methods and teach people how to survive and thrive in the wild.

“Learning primitive skills can literally save your life and those of your loved ones in an unplanned, crisis situation,” said Glover. “Learning these skills also builds confidence and self-esteem, and enhances awareness and appreciation of the landscapes around us. Primitive Skills Society members will feel a deeper connection to the land and to the plants and animals around them, just as their ancestors did.”


About the ENC

Founded in 1972, the ENC is a fascinating combination of 15 California native plant communities, wildlife habitat, walking trails, and sustainably designed, LEED Platinum certified learning center. For over 45 years, the ENC has been shaped and caressed into a 5-acre landscape for learning, a sanctuary from life's pressures and a place of preservation and instruction. Serving over 27,000 students and thousands of visitors annually, the ENC is recognized as a leader in science and social science education providing opportunities for increasing our community's knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

With a mission of providing quality education through hands-on experience with nature, the ENC inspires all generations to protect the natural world by serving as our community's foremost authority on ecological responsibility, sustainable practices and environmental education.  The ENC is a non-profit 501(c)-3 public benefit corporation.  For more information call 949-645-8489, or visit The ENC is located at 1601 16th St. in Newport Beach.