Date: Monday, February 19, 2018 (Snow date: Tuesday, February 20th)
Cost: $35 if registered by February 7th; $40 after
Location: The Nature Museum
Wild Walkers is a partnership between The Nature Museum and Vermont Wilderness School, a Brattleboro-based non-profit. This day long outdoor adventure is suited for youth ages 10 to 14.
Campers will learn how to coal-burn—a method used for making spoons, bowls, and even canoes, which dates back to the First People. Experienced environmental educators will teach students to safely build and tend winter fires, how to manage coal-burning safely, and how to use and care for a knife.
Youth will make a "quickie" spoon rather than a full-process coal-burn spoon, which can take several hours to make. Participants who have their own sheath knife or locking-blade knife should bring it. If not, we will provide sheath knives that campers can borrow. Skilled instructors from the Vermont Wilderness School and The Nature Museum will guide campers in a safe, fun, and respectful experience.
Wild Walkers is $35 per child if registered by February 1; the price increases to $40 after this date. Register at www.nature-museum.org or call 802-843-2111. In case of inclement weather, Wild Walkers will be rescheduled for Tuesday, February 20th.
Campers should bring a hearty, bagged snack, lunch, and a water bottle carried in a backpack. Winter clothing and snow gear (hat, gloves, boots) are a must as participants will be outside for much of the day. The Nature Museum can loan snowshoes to campers, just ask! Please email Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability of snowshoes for your child if they do not have their own.
Scholarships for this program are available. Please inquire about sibling discounts. If you have any questions, please feel encouraged to reach out!