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Have you ever wanted to learn skills and build knowledge to survive in the wilderness?  If so, this program is for you!  This experience will expose participants to survival skills such as constructing a shelter, how to safely build a fire, navigating through a forest without a map or compass, identifying edible and medicinal plants, and more.  
Learn:
-To prepare a site for building a fire, what steps you should take in building a fire, and how to properly dismantle the fire site when finished
-To start a fire without using matches
-Carving methods (knife use, handling a knife and knife safety)
-Tool crafting (learn to make one of the first hunting tools known to mankind, the throw stick, and more if time permits)
-To construct a shelter using leaves and branches
-To construct a shelter using duct tape and a plastic sheet
-To learn to navigate through the forest without the use of a map or compass
-To make cordage (string/rope) from plants
-To identify wild edible plants as well as medicinal plants we find in the forest.
This experience also includes exploration of the forest!

A $30.00 non refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.

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Session 1 
N/A 6 - 9 MTuWThF  08/15/2022 - 08/19/2022
09:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Nahanton Park and Nature Center
$375.00 Res, $390.00 Non-Res
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Session 2 
N/A 6 - 9 MTuWThF  08/22/2022 - 08/26/2022
09:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Nahanton Park and Nature Center
$375.00 Res, $390.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
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