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      March 11, 2020

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      Mar - Nature-based homeschool at MALT - ages 9-12

      What: Nature-based day program for homeschooling and unschooling families. Where: Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) will lead programs in Means Woods and Chipman Hill, and at several other MALT lands throughout the year. All programming is 100% outdoors and nature-based. When: Generally the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Fees: $25/student, $15/additional sibling About our instructors: MALT's lead educator will be Caleb Basa.  Caleb serves as MALT's Environmental Education AmeriCorps member. He has been exploring and interacting with the Vermont outdoors since he can remember. In May of 2018, he graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and for the past two summers has worked for the State of Vermont managing aquatic invasive species. He considers himself a lifelong learner and aspires towards a career in the education field where he can both share his passion for the outdoors and lead others towards the wonders that nature has to offer. In his free time Caleb enjoys running up mountains, studying the movement patterns of white tailed deer and practicing the art of Pizza Napoletana. What does a day of nature-based programming look like? We'll begin with a morning welcome cirlce, some nature-based games, and a focus on relevant/interesting seasonal themes. Monthly topics include exploring what animals are doing to get ready for winter, fire building, orienteering with maps and compass, exploring food webs, wildlife tracking, and shelter building. Sprinkled in between, there will certainly be mud painting, fairy homes, and story telling, camp fires, and nature art. To bring: Full water bottle, back pack, lunch, and snack. Dress for the weather and always send students with a change of clothes. Winter weather means water in all it forms, so be sure to wear water resistant shoes and packing an extra set of socks is always safe! Jamie and Caleb will send an email to all participants the week before the program to confirm details such as location, theme, and any other important notes.

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