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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Wilderness Survival School Finds Home in Newtown

Feb 18, 2011 03:45PM

Two Coyotes Wilderness School, a nature-based mentoring organization, is offering children a wilderness survival and environmental education program at Newtown’s Sticks and Stones Farm this spring. Nature education is essential for the development of healthy brains and bodies in children, and these programs instill a deep connection to community and personal empowerment, as well, through three programs and a variety of workshops. Activities include harvesting wild edible plants and preparing a wild gourmet feast, making fire by rubbing sticks together, getting covered from head to toe in mud, and much more. Programs include the Wilderness Explorers after-school program, on Wednesdays and Fridays, Nature Skills, a monthly day program that focuses on survival and naturalist skills one Saturday a month, and Wildwood Rangers, a monthly program that mixes Lord-of-the-Rings-style fantasy with wilderness skills. Programs start this April and run till early June at Sticks and Stones, along with a variety of summer day camps. Two Coyotes is a nonprofit 501©(3) organization that has been dedicated to raising healthy, whole children through building self awareness, community, and connections to the local environment for ten years.

Sticks and Stones Farm is located at 201 Huntingtown Road, Newtown. For more information about Two Coyotes Wilderness school and its programs visit TwoCoyotes.org. Phone 203.843.3112.