Note: This program has been rescheduled to Wednesday and there are now openings. If your child would like to join the 2/17 Wild Walkers, please submit this form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Wednesday, February 17th
Ages: 10 to 14 years old
Cost: $35 per child before February 9th; $40 after as space permits. Program is full.
Location: Nature Museum at Grafton
A partnership between The Nature Museum and Vermont Wilderness School, our "Wild Walkers" program offers day-long outdoor experiences for youth ages 10 to 14. “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost” will be held on Tuesday, February 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the woods and fields around The Nature Museum.
Youth will explore wayfinding without maps and a compass, as well as studying topographic maps and compass to find locations and plan journeys, a vital skill for humans for thousands of years. The group will participate in a cross country course on snowshoes which will build skills for self-sufficiency, emergency preparedness, ecological awareness, and hazard avoidance in the wild. Skilled instructors from the Vermont Wilderness School and The Nature Museum will guide participants in a safe, fun, respectful experience of living close to the earth.
Kids should bring a hearty bagged snack and lunch, a water bottle, and appropriate winter clothing and gear to this winter camp. Participants must bring their own snow shoes.
Please register online for Wild Walkers or call us at (802) 843-2111. These programs have filled quickly in the past; register early to ensure a spot! Scholarships are available. Younger children (6-9) are encouraged to join us on February 17th for a similar program tweaked slightly for the younger "Brave Bear" set.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our Director of Education, Kimberly at email@example.com.