• Wilderness Adventure

    We offer educational or recreational activities that are exciting and physically challenging. Adventure recreation can be any number of leisure pursuits, which may include canoeing, survival treks, hiking, or backpacking.

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  • Bio-Regional Nature Studies

    The Trails Staff takes a very specific approach to building and sharing about the concept of knowing your bio-region.

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  • Traditional & Indigenous Living Skills

    The Trails of Awareness Project teaches and preserves traditional living skills to live with the earth and its seasonal rhythms.

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  • White Crane Canoes Rentals

    RENTAL INFORMATION

    White Crane Canoe and Pirogue Rentals /Guide Services provides memorable and exciting group outings for single parties, scouting organizations, church, & civic groups, social clubs, company outings and others wanting a beautiful flat water experience through Illinois’s hidden Bayou known as the Lower Cache River, near Perks Illinois. Interested parties may call 8:30am– 6:30pm 7 days 618-201-4090

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  • Community Building & Participation

    The Trails of Awareness Project seeks to build and support itself through a set of community objectives and goals. Participating in community projects such as our wattle & daub Winter House creates invisible connections that form lasting relationships. Natural settings offer a safe environment for participants to be themselves, which allows creative solutions to flow.

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The Trails of Awareness Project is committed to facilitating real connections to the land, the spirit within, and fostering an aptitude for mindful living through a supportive community of peers, teachers and elders. We strive to accomplish this through bioregional nature studies, wilderness adventure, community participation, and the practice of traditional and indigenous living skills.

The Trails of Awareness Project is a unique experiential education program that utilizes the natural world as a place of learning, growth, and inspiration through nature awareness. The project offers mentoring programs, workshops, camps, presentations and expeditions that seek to educate and promote ancient connections to the natural world. These attributes are facilitated through nature awareness training, primitive and wilderness living skills, survival, music, native lore, natural movement exercises, storytelling, the art of tracking, and presentations on cultural and natural history from modern field ecological and indigenous perspectives.

Life on the Trail: Highlights of Programs

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