Lots of fun activities at this Buckhead nature center!
Mark will be doing 2 walks - "Through the Eyes of the Native Americans." One at 10am and another at 12pm.
The event is free, but you will need to sign up for some of the activities including Mark's nature walks.
You can check out their website and register here https://bhnp.z2systems.com/np/clients/bhnp/event.jsp?event=1163&
Mark's “Secrets of the Forest” book series will be available for purchase and signing at this free event. Mark has packed 40+ years of teaching and knowledge about the Native American way of life into a four-volume series of books titled "The Secrets of the Forest," which he wrote with three purposes in mind: "To provide clear instructions in primitive survival skills for anyone wanting to better his/her self-sufficiency in the wilderness . . . by learning the old Indian ways of living comfortably in the forest; to offer parents, teachers, Scout leaders and outdoor educators a guide to engage their students in nature . . . at a time when our young ones so desperately need this connection, as does nature itself; [and] to win over a new generation of environmental advocates who will look after this world.
Bio: Mark Warren is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Chemistry/Pre-med. Following undergraduate college work Mark pursued music composition and arrangement at Georgia State University, while performing original works in various concerts, scoring plays for The Academy Theater and having his suite The Once and Future King performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
In 1980, working through the Georgia Conservancy, Mark designed and taught Georgia’s first statewide environmental education workshops for public schools, which reached thousands of teachers from Rabun to Seminole Counties. For this project the National Wildlife Federation honored him as Georgia’s Conservation Educator of the Year. In 1998 Mark became the U.S. National Champion in whitewater canoeing. In 1999, he won the World Championship Longbow title.
Mark owns and runs Medicine Bow Wilderness School in the Southern Appalachians of Dahlonega, GA. Mark has taught survival courses to thousands of schools and groups all over the Southeast and as far southwest as the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park … northwest to Washington State … north to St. Croix Scenic River Park in Minnesota. Mark has also taught a special course on survival/nature at Young Harris College as an adjunct professor.
Mark has written extensively about nature for magazines, including:
Guernica, Blue Ridge Highlander, North Georgia Journal, Georgia Backroads, Paddle Magazine, Survivor's Edge and Camping Magazine.
Mark is a lifelong student of Native American History and Survival Skills, and Western History with a special focus on Wyatt Earp. He is a member of the Wild West History Association and Western Writers of America.
His published books include:
*Two Winters in a Tipi (Lyons Press, 2012), a memoir
*Secrets of the Forest (Waldenhouse Publishing, 2016 - 2018), a 4-volume series on nature/survival
*Adobe Moon (Five Star Publishing, 2017), an historical novel and first in the trilogy Wyatt Earp: An American Odyssey
*Born to the Badge (Five Star, 2018), a 2019 Spur Award Finalist, and second in the trilogy Wyatt Earp: An American Odyssey
*Promised Land (Five Star, October 2019) third in the trilogy Wyatt Earp: An American Odyssey