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Week Four of Summer Camp 2017!

Week Four of Summer Camp 2017!
by Sarah Chaffee on July 24, 2017

Week Four of summer camp at Primitive Pursuits was filled with a group of adventurous "mudwomen," some stealthy scouts, strong and patient bow-makers and brave river explorers.

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Week Three of Summer Camp 2017!

Week Three of Summer Camp 2017!
by Sarah Chaffee on July 15, 2017

Week three of summer camp brought younglings learning how to use the Force, a group of awesome hunters and gatherers, some intense games of Capture the Flag, Fire Wizards and lots of adventure!

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Friction Fire Basics - Adult Workshop

Friction Fire Basics - Adult Workshop
by Megan Pugh on July 12, 2017

Join us for a day and learn the amazing art of making fire by friction. By the end of the day you will know all the basics for successfully making fire on your own!

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Week Two of Summer Camp 2017!

Week Two of Summer Camp 2017!
by Sarah Chaffee on July 8, 2017

Archery, wildcrafting, scouting - oh my! We had another wonderful week of learning and discovery at Primitive Pursuits' summer camp.

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Week One of Summer Camp 2017!

Week One of Summer Camp 2017!
by Sarah Chaffee on July 1, 2017

Between Archer's Apprentice, Base Camp, Gifts of the Deer and so much more, we had a busy and fun first week of summer camp here at Primitive Pursuits!

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The Right Place and the Right Time

The Right Place and the Right Time
by Tiffany Cheezem on April 25, 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 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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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 - Homeschool and Preschool

Spring Beginnings - 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

Embodying the Wild - Homeschool and Preschool
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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