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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  Albert Einstein

The Invisible Ones! (week 2)

The Invisible Ones! (week 2)
by Primitive Pursuits on July 12, 2019

True to their name, I had a difficult time tracking these folks down. Luckily, I caught a few rare glimpses throughout the week.

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Hiding Fishers

Hiding Fishers
by Sarah Chaffee on February 8, 2019

Fisher tracks, fisher scat and even fisher songs! It was all about this cool creature this week at Primitive Pursuits.

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Dancing Porcupines

Dancing Porcupines
by Sarah Chaffee on February 6, 2019

The preschoolers danced like porcupines and followed some rabbit tracks, which may or may not have led to an actual rabbit! Read more to find out...

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Quinzhees and River Otters

Quinzhees and River Otters
by Sarah Chaffee on February 4, 2019

Why were the preschoolers sliding on their bellies? What creature did the homeschoolers make out of the snow? Read to find out...

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Welcome Winter!

Welcome Winter!
by Sarah Chaffee on January 16, 2019

Our first week of the winter session sure was wintry! Read more to find out why the preschoolers were practicing their jumping skills and how the homeschoolers stayed warm in 20 degree weather!

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Winter Solstice Celebrations

Winter Solstice Celebrations
by Sarah Chaffee on December 21, 2018

Rose hip-harvesting, epic game-playing, craft-making- Forest Preschool and Homeschool have being busy these past few weeks! Read more to find out what they've been up to...

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Shelters and Snow

Shelters and Snow
by Sarah Chaffee on November 16, 2018

The children of Forest Preschool became snow scientists and the Homeschoolers went back in time!

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Online Auction and Fall Appeal

Online Auction and Fall Appeal
by Jed Jordan on November 16, 2018

If you believe in the transformative power of nature, please consider a tax-deductible year-end gift and or head to our online auction and support us there.

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Learning from Ancestors

Learning from Ancestors
by Sarah Chaffee on November 7, 2018

Forest Preschool and Homeschool both practiced the ancestral skill of shelter-building this week at Primitive Pursuits.

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Week V The Summer Fun Continues!

Week V The Summer Fun Continues!
by Noah Winslow on August 3, 2018

Week Five was a pretty rainy one all around but campers made the very best of it and managed to have some excellent adventures!

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Week IV Summer 2018

Week IV Summer 2018
by Noah Winslow on July 23, 2018

As we get closer to the center of the summer, the adventures continue. Visit the blog to see a few shots and stories from week four of camp.

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Week III Summer Camp 2018

Week III Summer Camp 2018
by Noah Winslow on July 18, 2018

The third week of camp was incredibly varied with campers venturing to the far reaches of 4-H Acres, the Arnot Forest and a variety of wooded locations throughout Tompkins County. Visit the blog to see a selection of photos from the week's adventures!

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Week II Summer 2018

Week II Summer 2018
by Noah Winslow on July 9, 2018

Our second week of summer camp was a resounding success. For the first time ever we took a break in the middle for the 4th of July holiday but there was still plenty of time for fun!

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Rain and Shine at the Acres!

Rain and Shine at the Acres!
by Noah Winslow on July 2, 2018

The first week of summer camp got off to a great start at 4-H Acres. Check out this post to see a few photos of the fun that was had this past week.

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Summer Staff Training Week

Summer Staff Training Week
by Noah Winslow on June 22, 2018

Arriving bright and early at 4-H Acres this past Monday morning, Primitive Pursuits staff members brushed up on skills they'll hone all Summer-long.

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