New Lebanon, N.Y.: Nature center launches adult program


In response to increasing interest in wilderness skills and the growing desire to unplug from technology, Flying Deer Nature Center is offering a new program exclusively for adults.

"Awakening Wild: Nature Immersion for Adults" meets one weekend per month from September through May. Guided by Flying Deer's expert naturalist mentors, the program is designed to accommodate participants with a wide range of wilderness experience. The first weekend meeting is Sept. 17–18.

Hands-on activities include shelter building, hide tanning, friction fire and basket weaving. Participants will also strengthen their connection with the natural world through learning and practicing Bird Language, wildlife tracking and "sit spot" routines.

The program also interweaves permaculture principles, through observing the interacting forces of nature and creating a wild edibles garden.

Throughout the nine months, the group will forge a strong community as they share stories and collaborate on ongoing projects.

Payment plans and financial assistance are available. Find out more at or 518-794-6687.


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