Mud City Forest SchoolNow Registering for Spring 2023
Welcome To Mud City
The Lamoille Nature Conservation District is excited to continue a new offering this spring. In response to repeated requests for more nature-centered outdoor learning opportunities in Lamoille County, the Mud City Forest School was launched.
Mud City Forest School is a once-a-week, full-day program, located entirely outdoors at the beautiful Lamoille County Nature Center in Morrisville. We acknowledge that this land is the traditional land of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation.
Each day consists of outdoor skills such as fire-building, forest safety, weather prediction, cooking, and quiet observation. We also incorporate storytelling, puzzles, and free play in nature. Youth use creative problem-solving to build fort structures, cut new trails, and work together to complete goals. We use movement games to learn about Vermont’s ecology and wildlife and how animals, plants, and people interact.
Mud City Forest School is committed to providing interest-based learning and choices for youth; examples of options include art, engineering, games, and opportunities for research into special topics. Youth will learn to use tools and develop teamwork skills. Above all, we will explore the natural world with curiosity, joy, respect, and gratitude. We hope you will join us. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.
Emily Porter-Goff (she/her), PhD, expert in freshwater ecology, has been educating youth on wildlife ecology and conservation for 15 years.
Willow Longo (she/her), MA, VT Highly Qualified teacher (grades 7-12), naturalist, artist, and writer who has been working with youth for more than a decade.
9am-3pm Tuesdays, rain or shine
Cost: $700 nine-week session
March 14th – May 16th (no class April 25th)
–We believe that Black lives matter and are a secular, LGBTQIA+ welcoming space–