An update…The Hintz/Wronka family have produced a film on Loren’s life titled “Finding Loren”. It has a section on his work with Seton and Woodcraft in Santa Fe and in Los Angeles. Google “Finding Loren” to learn more. Original Post – Loren Hintz became woodcrafter as a teenager and spent three summers at the College … Read more
Today is UN World Wildlife Day. Here is a short video of wildlife in my yard. Deer narrative
Seton said, “In our search for the ideal outdoor life, we cannot do better than indigenous peoples with their reverence and carefully cultured physique, as a model for the making of adults, and as a pattern for our youth who would achieve adulthood with the added graces of courtesy, honor, and truth.” –from “Spartans … Read more
On August 6, 2020 the Great American Outdoors Act was signed by President Trump. Imagine ETS celebrating this historic event on his birthday –coming up on August 14th. Here is the Dept. of Interior video link: https://www.doi.gov/video/great-american-outdoors-act-signed
Long Term Diet Failure Researchers finally did a rigorous, fairly long-term study of the effectiveness of a specific diet. While most diet studies stop after a few months to a year, in this instance scientists observed dieters’ progress over two full years. The study was a carefully done, multi-center randomized clinical trial, and scientists at … Read more
After reflecting on recent articles about cultural appropriation, the works of Ernest Thompson Seton and his own experiences as a youth, Ron Edmonds, an Institute board member and an amateur scholar of all things Seton, wrote an essay entitled “On Playing Indian and the Sin of Cultural Appropriation.” You can read it here.
It is a great pleasure to announce that Trail of an Artist-Naturalist, the autobiography of Ernest Thompson Seton is now available through the NESA store (http://nesastore.org/Ernest-Thompson-Seton-Trail-of-an-Artist-Naturalist.html.), Amazon, and at https://etsetonbook.indentus.com
Julie Seton gave a presentation on Ernest Thompson Seton’s activities in Canada at the Global Bushcraft Symposium. The presentation included stories about the weather, land, animals, and people in Manitoba as well as the development of his Woodcraft program. His first major publication, “Saffron Walden”, is a story published in the Essex Gazette appealing to … Read more