Guided Discoveries | Outdoor Living Week At Squam Lake

Intro To Bushcraft And Wilderness Survival

 

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This weeklong course is offered in partnership with Squam Lake Science Center in New Hampshire. The course takes place at the science center and allows students to not only learn outdoor living and survival skills, but to interact in a hands-on way with the animals they’ll see when they’re out in the woods. Each day is centered around a new set of skills, and as the students learn those skills they get the opportunity to see how wildlife solves similar problems. For example, as we learn about the concepts behind building effective shelters, we get to see how other animals build their homes.

From the science center’s website;

"Experience the outdoor living skills necessary to be outdoors comfortably. Under the guidance of The School of the Forest staff, explore knife use and safety, fire making and responsible use, outdoor shelter making, trip planning, and making and using tools like baskets and rope. Learn about our ecosystem in a hands-on way by keeping weather journals, pressing plants, and learning about the animals that inhabit the world around you, including up-close encounters with live animal ambassadors."  

This is a once in a lifetime experience for students, and it culminates with a “show and tell” day, where parents get to come out and see all the projects the students have worked on, including shelters, outdoor cooking and much more.

Any questions can either be directed to School Of The Forest staff here, or to the Guided Discoveries program at the science center itself.

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