Sensitivity Towards Others Students and Staff must always be respectful and courteous of each other, their belongings and the environment. Any mistreatment or wrong doing will not be tolerated.
Self-Supervision The staff is there to provide a safe learning environment but ultimately each student is responsible for themselves. Checking in with the instructor and themselves about their health and belongings is essential.
Honest Communication Tell the truth. Students must always communicate clearly and openly with the staff and visa versa. Students must also communicate well with each other and pull an instructor aside if there are any problems.
The 10 rules listed below are the Rules and Policies of Making Tracks Earth Education. We hold these standards to create a safe, fun and healthy learning environment for all. We expect everyone to abide by these rules. And we operate on the three strike rule.
Safety first, fun second. Any unsafe behavior may result in your removal from class. Be safe to have fun.
Honest Communication- Participants will be truthful with themselves and others
Self-Supervision-Students will learn to take responsibility for themselves and their belongings.
Sensitivity Towards Others- Students will be respectful of other people, other people's belongings and the outdoors.
Making Tracks is not responsible for lost or forgotten items.
Pets are not permitted during class.
Three strikes and you are out. If an instructor has to ask you to change your behavior you get a warning. If an instructor asks you to change your behavior twice we talk with the parents or guardians. If an instructor asks you to change your behavior for a third time it will result in your removal from class.
Use of illegal/illicit drugs or alcohol is not permitted and will result in your immediate removal from class without a refund. Students will inform an instructor any time they must take prescribed medicine as they do so.
Fraternization of any kind is prohibited during class. Any sexual advances or misconduct will result in your immediate removal from class without a refund. If you feel someone is acting inappropriately towards you in class please notify an instructor.
No discussing politics or religion during class time. This is a judgment free zone and an all inclusive environment.
Instructors retain the right to charge for any material cost they deem necessary. Generally speaking, major material costs include items that take longer than an hour to collect or prepare and items that must be shipped or bought. For a better idea of what effects cost see our skills index. Note: Specific locations may incur a travel cost.
Prerequisites Must be 7 years or older to bring a knife or use a knife in class. Knife must be 3-6 inches long. If it folds it must lock in the unfolded position If it does not fold it must have a sheath Knives must be kept sharp and clean
Level 1 After completion of knife safety level 1 students may bring a knife to class. They may use their knives according to 5 rules of knife safety. Level 1 knife safety students are responsible for knowing and abiding by the knife safety rules.
Task 1: Recite and explain the 5 rules of knife safety without using your notes. (Must be at least one class period after learning them)
You must always ask a staff member permission to use your knife.
Do not cut yourself
You must utilize a blood bubble
You must carve safely
You must take proper care of your knife
(failure to abide by these rules may result in knife confiscation for the day)