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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Winter Programs at Two Coyotes Wilderness School

Dec 02, 2014 03:08PM

Two Coyotes Wilderness School is launching several winter programs in Newtown and Granby, starting in January.

Coyote Village for Homeschoolers is a wilderness-based mentoring program where children ages 5 to 12 will learn ancient wilderness survival skills, awareness and naturalist skills while developing character. The program takes place Mondays at Holcomb Farm in West Granby and Thursdays at Newtown’s Cullens Youth Association.

In the Fire Keepers Advanced Teen Homeschool Program, each semester is filled with different wilderness projects and adventures for students on Mondays in Granby and Fridays at Sticks & Stones Farm in Newtown.

During Wild Winter Sundays, children will explore the natural landscape and resident animals, build winter shelters and fires and foster better connections with nature. Geared toward 8-12 year olds, the program takes place January 11, February 8 and March 8 in Newtown.

On January 23 in Newtown, Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living will share an evening slideshow presentation on Winter Wildlife Tracking - Presenting the Basics to introduce families to the world of wildlife through the eyes of local naturalists. The introduction is followed by Winter Wildlife Tracking - Workshop in the Wild at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield on January 24 for adults and older teenagers. Attendees will follow the tracks and signs of animal species to gain insight and a greater connection to the natural world.

For more information or to register, visit TwoCoyotes.org. Locations: Cullens Youth Association, 72 Taunton Lake Rd, Newtown; Sticks & Stones Farm, 201 Huntingtown Rd,
Newtown; Holcomb Farm, 113 Simsbury Rd, West Granby.