Since September, the DRC crew under the guidance of Trish Pielnik have adventured their way through the many landscapes of the North Country every single Tuesday. We would not be exaggerating in the very least to say that the program has been truly transformative for many of our kids.
We are so pleased with the results, that we are expanding the program to any homeschool family who would be interested in joining us. In addition, we are creating a home base in Pierrepont, where we will have access to a permanent off-grid facility, and a variety of gear. We have written several grants to fund a portion of this project; however, we also need to raise additional cash. If you can help out, please get in touch.
As the year progressed, we forgot to post pictures of our outdoor adventures. We have had a ton of fun playing in the snow and exploring the Wild Wonders of Mother Nature.
With our focus on Primitive Skills for the month of November, Glen Butler, a regular Water, Woods, & Wild Wonders volunteer, spent time showing us how to build primitive shelters. Maria's woods are a perfect place to practice.
After spending time in the DRC classroom with Emlyn from Nature Up North to learn how to upload our photos onto the NUN website, the DRC Crew headed over to Indian Creek Nature Center to explore the wetlands and trails.
The DRC crew traveled to Daniel Bombard's land in Norfolk to,learn bushcraft and survival skills. We are grateful to him for teaching us about surviving in the wilderness.
The first wet and wild outdoor excursion. We saw lots of frogs!
The DRC Kids traveled to Maria's land in Pierrepont to play in the woods, build a campfire and meet the kittens.
The Deep Root kids had a fun time exploring, building forts and even swimming in chilly October. Trish and Oliver will tell you the water was perfect though.
We explored the SUNY Canton trail and went swimming in the Grasse River. Later that day we MOW'd the Grasse River using water monitoring tools from Nature Up North.
Thank you to the Martin Family for showing us around their farm and letting us pick tomatoes and raspberries. We also helped with separating grapes and cutting scallions.