Family Nature Classes

Coming Together in Nature for Yoga, Art and Fun for All Ages

 

Join us in nature for a fun and engaging experience for the whole family! Soak in your natural surroundings of woods and waters as we come together for various activities, including yoga, art, family guided nature walks, wilderness skills, and more. All ages are welcome!

Upcoming Events

  • (2 hrs)
    Survival Shelter Construction Workshop

    In this class, Registered Maine Guides will share how to construct a shelter using natural material in your surroundings, usi…

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    In this class, Registered Maine Guides will share how to construct a shelter using natural material in your surroundings, using techniques to make a weather tight shelter. Being able to construct a shelter that protects from the elements for a prolonged period is critical in a survival situation. Various types of shelters will be discussed, and we will be able to take a closer look at shelters built in our nature immersion program. Participants will then be able to work on constructing their own shelters.

    This class is ideal for families (children of all ages welcome!) and adults. The entire class will be held outdoors, and we will be walking through the woods for about 1/4 mile. Please be sure to dress for warmth and with appropriate footwear. Outhouse style bathrooms are available.

    Cost:

    Family - $45

    Individual - $30

    Discounts for TTT Families

    Discounted rates for Friends of TTT Members and Homeschool Nature Immersion Families - don't forget your coupon code (email us if you can't find it)!

    REGISTER HERE

    Payment is transferable but non-refundable. Class will likely be held in light rain or snow. If class is cancelled due to heavy rain or snow, a rain/snow date may be offered or payment will be refunded. Guests will be notified via email early on the morning of this class is there is a cancellation.

    We are committed to supporting and creating a community that is reflective of Maine's economic diversity. If you would like to participate in this program but it creates a financial hardship, please email transform@throughthetrees.org.

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  • (2 hrs 30 mins)
    Winter Solstice Lantern Walk

    As a special way to come together to honor the Winter Solstice, we would like to invite you to join us for a glowing, wintry …

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    As a special way to come together to honor the Winter Solstice, we would like to invite you to join us for a glowing, wintry evening in nature. We will gather together at the parking area, walk on our wooded trail carrying lanterns to light the night, and join together in the labyrinth in the field. Once we have all walked through the labyrinth, we will hold a special solstice ceremony and sing This Little Light of Mine, for those who wish to join in. After our walk back from the field, there will be a campfire by the house with hot cocoa and tea, as well as homemade crafts and TTT merchandise for sale. Be sure to dress warmly, including boots and snowpants if there is a lot of snow!

    One ticket is for one vehicle only. There are two time options for his event: 5:00-6:00pm and 6:30-7:30pm.

    This is a fundraising event to help raise money for our Youth Scholarship Fund to support Youth Nature Programs at Through the Trees - helping us to get more kids outside in our nature. We thank you for your support! Below is the suggested Cost per Vehicle:

    $30 (1-3 people per vehicle)

    $60 (4-5 people per vehicle)

    $90 (6+ people per vehicle)

    *A reminder to families currently in our TTT Nature Immersion Program: we are holding a private solstice event for TTT families on another date, if you wish to attend that. Be sure to check in on our Homeschool Hub FMI and to register!

    REGISTER HERE

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  • (1 hr 30 mins)
    Fire Building Basics Workshop

    Knowing how to build a fire in a survival situation is critical, and in this workshop participants will be able to learn and …

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    Knowing how to build a fire in a survival situation is critical, and in this workshop participants will be able to learn and practice the basics of fire building with our Maine Guides. Topics discussed include the fire triangle, material needed, how/where to collect material and fire safety. For this class we will be using natural materials, but lighting with a match. For those who master building a quick fire, there will be opportunities to try starting the fire with ferro rod and complete a water boiling challenge.

    Families, individual adults and all ages welcome! This is not a drop-off class for children and takes place outside. Outhouse-style bathrooms available.

    Cost:

    Family - $40

    Individual - $25

    Discounted rates for Friends of TTT Members and Homeschool Nature Immersion Families - don't forget your coupon code (email us if you can't find it)!

    REGISTER HERE

    Payment is transferable but non-refundable. Class will likely be held in light rain or snow. If class is cancelled due to more extreme weather, a rain/snow date may be offered or payment will be refunded. Guests will be notified via email early on the morning of this class is there is a cancellation.

    We are committed to supporting and creating a community that is reflective of Maine's economic diversity. If you would like to participate in this program but it creates a financial hardship, please email transform@throughthetrees.org.

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