Archive for the ‘Environmental Learning’ Category

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Wilderness First Aid at Smokey House

YouthWork & Learn students have been studying  survival skills this season, from fire and shelter building to emergency first aid.  This culminated in the official SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course, a two-day event resulting in certificates of completion for […]


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Winter World Camp

Join  us  for  a  week  of  winter  survival  activities  exploring  the  winter  woodlands.  Learn  how  to  build  snow  shelters  and  campfires.  Track  animals  and  see  how  they  adapt  to  winter  conditions.  Be  a  citizen  scientist  with  probes  and  other  technology. […]


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Building Survival Shelters

Reports on  Jan. 8 shelter building at YouthWork&Learn at Smokey House: Robin Chesnut-Tangerman (instructor):  With the onset of real winter weather we are spending time learning about winter survival and wilderness first aid. We had talked about emergency shelters recently, and […]


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Making a Quinzee at Smokey House

What do you do when the first substantial snowfall turns your world white?  You go outside!  Never mind that it’s 12 degrees outside with a wind chill factor around zero.     Monday, as part of our study of winter […]


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November Highlights at YouthWork and Learn

November flew by at our high school YouthWork and Learn program at the Smokey House Center.  Highlights include: * Cooking and eating from the garden throughout the month, starting with pumpkin pie and ending with carrot-corn burritos. * Co-hosting a […]