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ITHACA FOREST PRESCHOOL - Open House!

ITHACA FOREST PRESCHOOL - Open House!
by Megan Pugh on January 30, 2018

Saturday, March 18th from 10AM - Noon will be our annual Spring open house at Trillium Camp, 4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Rd, Ithaca. Please bring water and snacks and clothing that can get wet, dirty or muddy. A change of clothes is always a good idea too!

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Tapping Trees

Tapping Trees
by Sarah Chaffee on January 28, 2018

This week Forest Preschool drank sap from sugar maples, Homeschool searched for the mysterious Crow Spirit and the Winter Explorers did what they do best- explore!

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Let's Go Tracking!

Let's Go Tracking!
by Sarah Chaffee on January 24, 2018

Forest Preschool created an animal track log, Homeschool completed a scavenger hunt and the Winter Explorers saw a red fox!

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Welcoming Winter

Welcoming Winter
by Sarah Chaffee on January 16, 2018

Forest Preschool, Homeschool and the Winter Explorers enjoyed a week of tracking, fire-building and sharing stories from their holiday break.

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Preschool Forest Play Day, January 15th

Preschool Forest Play Day, January 15th
by Megan Pugh on January 1, 2018

Parents and children birth to age five are invited to join the Ithaca Forest Preschool for a day of stories, stalking, wild tea making & sipping and more as we find our place in the woods at our beloved Trillium Camp at 4-H Acres.

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Two Fire & Ice Days Coming Up!

Two Fire & Ice Days Coming Up!
by Megan Pugh on December 20, 2017

Run, Play, Laugh and explore skills to last a lifetime—shelter, water, fire and food! We’ll practice fire skills, make wild tea, follow tracks, play games, cook food over beds of red hot coals and so much more!

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Why Nature Access for All?

Why Nature Access for All?
by Jed Jordan on December 19, 2017

Our Director of Marketing, Megan Pugh was recently interviewed on Public radio. Take a moment to listen to a bit about our history and why we feel our mission is so important to the future of our community!

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Hello Snow!

Hello Snow!
by Sarah Chaffee on December 17, 2017

This week Forest Preschool and Homeschool welcomed the arrival of snow and all of the fun activities it brings.

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Keepers of the Hearth

Keepers of the Hearth
by Sarah Chaffee on December 8, 2017

Brrrr...it's getting cold outside! Good thing we have some excellent fire builders in both preschool and homeschool!

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Gratitude for the Sparks Flying

Gratitude for the Sparks Flying
by Megan Pugh on November 20, 2017

We get lots of wonderful messages from people affected by Primitive Pursuits and from the recipients of over 100 scholarships we make available each year. We want to share one example here with permission.

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Primitive Projects

Primitive Projects
by Sarah Chaffee on November 20, 2017

Forest Preschool began two new projects while Homeschool finished the projects they started with their guilds.

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Cooking with Pumpkins

Cooking with Pumpkins
by Sarah Chaffee on November 12, 2017

Forest Preschool discovered pumpkins hidden in the woods of 4-H Acres and used them for several cooking projects.

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Warm Soup, Warm Hearts

Warm Soup, Warm Hearts
by Sarah Chaffee on November 5, 2017

This week Forest Preschool welcomed two new instructors and Homeschool made some delicious food!

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Honoring Ancestors

Honoring Ancestors
by Sarah Chaffee on October 26, 2017

This week Forest Preschool shared stories, songs and gratitude for their ancestors, while Homeschool had another fun day with their guilds.

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Shelters and Stories

Shelters and Stories
by Sarah Chaffee on October 21, 2017

Shelters, stories and fire were themes this week in both Forest Preschool and Homeschool!

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Hunting and Gathering

Hunting and Gathering
by Sarah Chaffee on October 13, 2017

This week the preschoolers became "hunters" and homeschoolers continued to work on their guild projects.

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We're Hiring!

We're Hiring!
by Megan Pugh on October 12, 2017

We are always seeking gregarious, enterprising individuals to join us! Could you be next?

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The Start of Forest Preschool and Homeschool!

The Start of Forest Preschool and Homeschool!
by Sarah Chaffee on September 22, 2017

The forests of 4-H were alive this week with the sounds of laughter, songs and storytelling as Forest Preschool began their second week and Homeschool their first. There was lots of harvesting, archery and fire!

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