All of Prospect’s Outdoor Pursuits programs are designed to help individuals develop employment skills. Instead of sitting in a classroom all day, we explore many wilderness areas in Alberta. Using a variety of strategies to identify flora in the mountains is a way to teach problem solving strategies and work on literacy skills. Participants are given the opportunity to use diagrams, dichotomous keys and a variety of memory tricks that enhance learning and understanding. We find the best way to teach skills is to engage people in their natural interests.