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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  Albert Einstein

Spring Camp Fun!

Spring Camp Fun!
by Kelsey Chatterton on April 23, 2017

Primitive Pursuits hosted its annual Spring Camp this past week at 4-H Acres. I had the opportunity to work with the Friday preschool group—Growing Wild.

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The Right Place and the Right Time

The Right Place and the Right Time
by Tiffany Cheezem on April 23, 2017

“I learned that she had had a fawn and was still lactating. I learned that she had made it head and shoulders past the oncoming car before it hit…”

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Spring Awakens - Preschool and Homeschool

Spring Awakens - Preschool and Homeschool
by Zak Kozlowski on April 3, 2017

As the spring awakens, it's worthwhile to honor the amphibians out there this week. Did you know that the eastern newt has three life stages? The Tuesday Homeschool got to live each and every one of them, from aquatic tadpoles, to the terrestrial red eft we all know and love, to an enormous aquatic adult that even predators ran from!

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The Ducks are Coming!

The Ducks are Coming!
by Megan Pugh on April 1, 2017

Join us Sunday, April 23rd as Ithacans gather to watch 3400 bright yellow rubber ducks tumble over the falls at Cascadilla Gorge Trail and then bob down the creek in a frantic and fabulous race to the 4-H Education Center on Willow Avenue!

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Spring Beginnings at Homeschool and Preschool

Spring Beginnings at Homeschool and Preschool
by Zak Kozlowski on March 24, 2017

Welcome back, welcome in, now let's begin! For the first week of spring, it was more winter-like than February. This trend will likely continue for weeks to come, so please keep your winter layers dry and ready to grab on short notice.

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Poem of a Day Spent in the Arnot Forest

Poem of a Day Spent in the Arnot Forest
by Sierra Robinson on March 19, 2017

Crossing the stream to a place I'll call home. With a group of travelers with whom I will roam. In search of spirit, who lives in the forest. We seek her wisdom in the stream below us. The community we desire is all around.

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Embodying the Wild - Homeschool and Preschool Blog

Embodying the Wild - Homeschool and Preschool Blog
by Zak Kozlowski on March 15, 2017

This week at Forest Preschool, excitement grew around one of the most iconic birds in America - The Wild Turkey. Great "theme animals" make for great weeks, so thank you Wild Turkeys out there. Monday we began with a quest to spot, touch, and learn from the Turkey Spirit...

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Dreaming of Tracks

Dreaming of Tracks
by Tiffany Cheezem on March 12, 2017

It was as if the universe recognized the groundwork we had laid the first week, and approved…

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Weaving Wildness

Weaving Wildness
by Alex Van Nostrand on March 6, 2017

Each basket is a teacher, ready to show you the patterns of strength, or perhaps acceptance of your process even when it is imperfect...

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FOREST PRESCHOOL SPRING OPEN HOUSE

FOREST PRESCHOOL SPRING OPEN HOUSE
by Megan Pugh on February 15, 2017

Please join us on Saturday, March 18th from 10AM - Noon at our beloved Trilium Camp at 4-H Acres. Play in the woods, meet our teachers and get a feel for our nature immersion preschool for ages 3-5.

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Fire and Ice and Rain!

Fire and Ice and Rain!
by Zak Kozlowski on January 20, 2017

At Tracks and Trails this week, staying dry was not an option! With a week of misty skies and thawing ice, our camp was beautiful and soggy to the extreme.

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Winter Session Begins

Winter Session Begins
by Zak Kozlowski on January 13, 2017

Tracks and Trails is our Winter home-school program at 4-H acres. We are excited to continue the fun that we had in the Fall, while sharing new experiences together in the Winter landscape.

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Adult Program Visit Days

Adult Program Visit Days
by Megan Pugh on January 1, 2017

Curious about Wilderness Year or the Skills Intensive? We've scheduled four no-cost options for checking out programs, schedule today!

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year
by Megan Pugh on January 1, 2017

Primitive Pursuits, it's not just for kids! Join us in the New Year for a weekend workshop, 16-Friday Skills Intensive or a whole year!

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Just 3 Days Left in Our Annual Campaign

Just 3 Days Left in Our Annual Campaign
by Megan Pugh on December 28, 2016

In addition to nature programming bolstering the health and well being of the youth we serve, find our why Sean Cornell thinks our programming is at the cutting edge of nature conservation.

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Meet Primitive Pursuits sponsor Joe Nolan!

Meet Primitive Pursuits sponsor Joe Nolan!
by Megan Pugh on December 20, 2016

As we like to say on our sponsor page, our supporters are very special people. Joe Nolan, owner of Home Green Home and wonderful Primitive Pursuits sponsor took a moment out of his busy day to tell us why supporting the Primitive Pursuits mission is important to him.

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Wilderness Year: Honoring Vulnerability

Wilderness Year: Honoring Vulnerability
by Alex Van Nostrand on December 19, 2016

The intentions for our November overnight at primitive camp were to sleep in debris shelters without sleeping bags, practice natural navigation over several miles while carrying burning coals, and to reflect on our experiences around sacred fires held by elders in the community.

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