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A Rewarding Week of Staff Training!

A Rewarding Week of Staff Training!
by Conor Millard on July 1, 2019

5 days of staff training has come and gone! Are you ready for summer? We certainly are! The week began with a slow trickle of enthusiastic old and new faces and ended on a high note.

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T-Shirt Contest Winners Announced

T-Shirt Contest Winners Announced
by Megan Pugh on June 3, 2019

Our T-Shirt Art Contest was so much fun! We received so many wonderful entries that we are printing 4 types and we are showing the rest for the month of June at GreenStar Cooperative Market.

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World Explorer

World Explorer
by Ryan Condo on March 31, 2019

My eyes lock into a mushed mud track as I sway around and inspect it. There’s a level of focus that comes with tracking that feels subconscious in a way. Like when you’re so honed in on something that it blows your mind when you finally look at your watch and see that what felt timeless was actually a five-hour day.

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Forest Preschool Open House

Forest Preschool Open House
by Megan Pugh on March 26, 2019

Join us at Trillium Camp, 4-H Acres from 9:30AM to 11 on Tuesday, August 14th to experience the place, meet staff, and learn about the program.

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Winter Wonders

Winter Wonders
by Sarah Chaffee on March 26, 2019

Chickadees, birch bark valentines and tracking! Read more to find out what we've been up to this winter...

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Preschool Spring Camp!

Preschool Spring Camp!
by Megan Pugh on March 8, 2019

Welcome Spring back to the Finger Lakes with a week of woodland fun with Ithaca Forest Preschool at Spring Camp! This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone considering Ithaca Forest Preschool for the Spring or Fall term.

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Hiding Fishers

Hiding Fishers
by Sarah Chaffee on February 8, 2019

Fisher tracks, fisher scat and even fisher songs! It was all about this cool creature this week at Primitive Pursuits.

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Dancing Porcupines

Dancing Porcupines
by Sarah Chaffee on February 6, 2019

The preschoolers danced like porcupines and followed some rabbit tracks, which may or may not have led to an actual rabbit! Read more to find out...

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Quinzhees and River Otters

Quinzhees and River Otters
by Sarah Chaffee on February 4, 2019

Why were the preschoolers sliding on their bellies? What creature did the homeschoolers make out of the snow? Read to find out...

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Running Rabbits

Running Rabbits
by Sarah Chaffee on January 23, 2019

A mysterious track, a new shelter and a dragon- read more to find out what the preschoolers and homeschoolers have been up to!

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Welcome Winter!

Welcome Winter!
by Sarah Chaffee on January 16, 2019

Our first week of the winter session sure was wintry! Read more to find out why the preschoolers were practicing their jumping skills and how the homeschoolers stayed warm in 20 degree weather!

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Winter Solstice Celebrations

Winter Solstice Celebrations
by Sarah Chaffee on December 21, 2018

Rose hip-harvesting, epic game-playing, craft-making- Forest Preschool and Homeschool have being busy these past few weeks! Read more to find out what they've been up to...

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Shelters and Snow

Shelters and Snow
by Sarah Chaffee on November 16, 2018

The children of Forest Preschool became snow scientists and the Homeschoolers went back in time!

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Online Auction and Fall Appeal

Online Auction and Fall Appeal
by Jed Jordan on November 16, 2018

If you believe in the transformative power of nature, please consider a tax-deductible year-end gift and or head to our online auction and support us there.

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Learning from Ancestors

Learning from Ancestors
by Sarah Chaffee on November 7, 2018

Forest Preschool and Homeschool both practiced the ancestral skill of shelter-building this week at Primitive Pursuits.

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Bow Making Workshop Nov. 9-11

Bow Making Workshop Nov. 9-11
by Megan Pugh on October 1, 2018

Our most sought-after adult weekend workshop - Bow Making is now open for registration! The self-bow is one of the most fascinating pieces of primitive technology. Learn the process of creating your own from tree identification to final product in a single weekend.

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Farewell to Another Fabulous Summer!

Farewell to Another Fabulous Summer!
by Megan Pugh on September 5, 2018

Check out this slideshow of photos taken by our wonderful in-house photographer, Barbara Ann Jordan and our fabulous photojournalist intern, Noah Winslow.

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Week V The Summer Fun Continues!

Week V The Summer Fun Continues!
by Noah Winslow on August 3, 2018

Week Five was a pretty rainy one all around but campers made the very best of it and managed to have some excellent adventures!

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