Hands - On Workshops
Please note - some have limited number of slots and/or a small materials fee
10:00 - Solar Up Close! with Peter Martel of HAREI; Come learn how you can do solar. Assess your potential and get answers about your specific situation. Bring an electric bill if you can, and your address; we’ll help you get started, and help you save lots of money if you are willing to do some of it yourself.
10:30 - Bike Clinic and Trail Ride with WPD Sergeant John Frechette
11:00 - Wild Beverages: Make Probiotic kombucha, root sodas and
herbal teas with Rivka Schwartz; $3 materials fee
12:00 - Exploring the Majestic Pine - A Medicinal and Edible Evergreen with Kathrine Kausch of My Little Apothecary; $3 materials fee
The needles, bark, resin, seeds, and pollen can all be used and are available year round. The needles are extremely high in vitamin C, making them very useful in keeping winter illness at bay. The resin can be used externally as a chest rub for congestion, muscle pain, or drawing out splinters. We'll be looking at some different pine species, tasting some pine needle cookies, and learning how to make a Pine Salve. You'll leave the class with homemade Pine Oil + plus notes and the recipe to make your own salve. Bring your hands and an open mind.
1:00 - Sustainable Insect Control - build a Toad Abode with Wilton Public Library Staff; $2 materials fee
2:00 - Toad Stories with Chance
3:00 - Add a Poem to the Poetry Trail - Image transfer technology taught by WLC's J. Kane, and poetry wrangling by Lee Ann Dalton of the Poetry Society of NH. Learn how to transfer images and text onto wood and add a poem to the WLC School's Community Poetry Trail. Choose from an anthology of NH and New England poets, or add an original of your own.
3:30 - Guided Hike to Garwin Falls with land steward Nikki Andrews - meet at the dumpsters behind the school. Hike leaves at 3:30 sharp
The hike is about 1.7 miles over easy-to-moderate, mildly hilly terrain. The footing is generally good, except for a bit of gravel and some wet spots. The area immediately around the falls might be challenging for some, but everyone should be able to get close enough to feel the spray. Those up for a bit of a scramble can experience the "thrumming tree" if conditions are right. There is lots to discover along the way, and both questions and your own shared knowledge are welcome. We can stop to rest and talk as needed. We expect the outing to last about 90 minutes. A bus will meet us at Isaac Frye Highway and take us back to the high school. We should be back at WLC about 5:20 pm.
Please be prepared: wear sturdy shoes, carry water, and use bug repellent. We'll talk about tick control before we set out.
All Day Arts & Crafts with RiseUp Center & Wild Rose Farm
Earth Friendly and inspired by nature, for all ages!
(no registration required for any of these!)
Community Mural project
Collective weaving Project
Plant a seed and take it home!
10:00 - Make your own peace flags
11:00 - Plant ID walk outside around the school grounds
with Miss Nicole
12:00 - Outdoor group games and bubbles on the upper field-
share a picnic lunch (BYO- yummy food inside!)
1:00 - Interactive storytelling
2:00 - Wet felting with wool - Make a ball to take home
3:00 - Web of life activity