Marsh Sanctuary is host to a environmental education program coordinated by The Rewilding School. The Rewilding School is a Westchester based organization that provides educational and personal growth programs focusing on connecting with nature and the environment. They offer programs for individuals of all ages. The three programs offered by The Rewilding School at Marsh Sanctuary are the Homeschool series, the Afterschool series, and the Wild Summer and Winter Camp series.
The Homeschooling program offered by The Rewilding School is held on weekday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 with a different emphasis area each day of the week. Some of the areas the program explores are foods that can be found in nature, making things using resources found in nature, basic survival techniques, outdoor games, and plant and animal indentification. The program is designed for kids ages 5 to 14.
The Afterschool program is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5:00 with Tuesdays focusing on crafting using natural materials and Wednesdays focusing on survival skills. This program is designed for kids 7 to 14.
The Wild Summer program are week long day camps built around different themes (ship wrecked pirates, stone aged tinkerers, legends of the shire, school of woodland wizardry, etc.). Activities are designed to encourage thinking, imagination, relationship building, and awareness of the environment. This program is for students from grades 1 to 6.
We believe The Rewilding Schools mission of providing young people a place to explore and learn in a natural environment coincides with our mission of providing a place of sanctuary. As the world has become more technology based it is easy to loose sight of how important the natural world around us. Providing young people a place to play, explore, imagine, cooperate in relationships with friends, and learn about the importance of the natural world, will provide a sanctuary from the world of technology and build citizens that value the natural world for years to come.
The Rewilding School offers a variety of other programs for both kids and adults at other sites in the area. To get more information about The Rewilding School or to sign up for a program please visit their website at www.rewildingschool.com.
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Exploring and learning about nature
Learning survival skills
Catching a fish