Traditional Earth Skills of North America

Living History Presentations

I’ve known Michael Dennis professionally for 7 years now.  I met Michael when I became Superintendent of Environmental Education for the Morris County Park Commission, based out of the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham, NJ.  Michael very ably was contracted out to assist with our Scout programs, and ran them well on his own.  We were proud to have him representing us.  Michael works very well with people of all ages, and can alter his presentation easily to suit whatever crowd he’s working with.  He is great with children, and his enthusiasm about traditional Earth skills helps gets the kids excited as well.


Michael has years of practical and professional experience in the field of traditional Earth skills.  His work with the Morris County Park Commission, Waterloo’s Lenape island and his countless hours of personal work in honing his skills have made him a expert in this field.  His desire to pass along his knowledge and skills make him a first-class presenter for groups of any age.

Robert C. Jennings—Superintendent of Natural Resources Management Morris County Park Commission


Mike Dennis can be contacted at:


Phone: (973) 570-2882

Sussex NJ 07461





Traditional Earth Skills

PO Box 353 Madison NJ 07940


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An excellent program for all age groups. Authentic examples of Native American life and culture,

combined with a knowledgeable, enthusiastic presentation, made for an informative 2 hrs.  Our group

of Girl Scout leaders and daughters thoroughly enjoyed Mike Dennis' active demonstrations of fire

starting, music and rope construction.

Bonnie Herrington—New Leaf Program Coordinator, Girl Scouts of Delaware Raritan

Mr. Dennis is dedicated to his mission of bringing alive the skills and knowledge of the native peoples of

North America.  He has taught fire building, tepee construction, moccasin and  mitten making, and wild

edible plant identification to the students at the Willow School in Gladstone, NJ.  His respect for the

original peoples way of life is translated into a unique hands-on experience for the students and adults

that attend his classes.

Susanne Mahoney— After School Program Director, The Willow School

The moccasin making workshop which you presented at Trailside Nature and Science Center was terrific. You are very patient, enthusiastic and well organized teacher. One of the participants has already made 3 pair for her children and was thrilled with the results.

Elisa Sanaman—Adult Program Coordinator, Trailside Nature and Science Center