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February 2018

Winter Tracks & Trails Indoor Intensive [Adult & Teen]

February 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$35 – $50

Adult & Teen - Standard Level: $35, Donation Level: $50 This afternoon indoor class is on winter animal tracks and trails. Taught by Jim Bruchac (Ndakinna Director and co-author of Scats & Tracks of The Northeast), participants will learn how to read the stories left behind by an animal's tracks and trails in the winter wilderness of the Adirondack Mountains. This interactive class is a great companion to the following full day Backwoods Tracking & Winter Survival Snowshoe Trek.

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Backwoods Tracking & Winter Survival Snowshoe Trek [Adult & Teen]

February 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$60 – $90

Adult & Teen - Standard Level: $60, Donation Level: $90 A full-day animal tracking and winter wilderness skills under the instruction of Jim Bruchac, Ndakinna Director and co-author of Scats & Tracks of The Northeast. Traveling by snowshoe, participants will both explore the stories found in animal tracks they find as well as learn such key winter survival skills as natural insulation, shelter building, firemaking, natural navigation and more. Dress for the weather and bring a bag lunch. Snowshoe rental…

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May 2018

May – Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Recert (Adult & Teen)

May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
$175

May 5-6 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm | $175. Led by Clark Hayward, Director of Adirondack Wilderness Medicine, this 16-hour course is designed for the wilderness professional and recommended for anyone who spends a lot of time in the outdoors. Through a combination of lecture and plenty of hands-on activities, including role-playing wilderness accident scenarios, participants will learn how to deal with variety of injuries and potentially life threatening situations in a wilderness setting. Text and handouts included in…

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June 2018

June – Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Recert (Adult & Teen)

June 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
$175

June 9-10 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm | $175. Led by Clark Hayward, Director of Adirondack Wilderness Medicine, this 16-hour course is designed for the wilderness professional and recommended for anyone who spends a lot of time in the outdoors. Through a combination of lecture and plenty of hands-on activities, including role-playing wilderness accident scenarios, participants will learn how to deal with variety of injuries and potentially life threatening situations in a wilderness setting. Text and handouts included in price…

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June 23-24 Wilderness First Aid Course (SOLO Certified) / WFR Recert (Adult & Teen)

June 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
$175

June 23-24 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm | $175. Led by Clark Hayward, Director of Adirondack Wilderness Medicine, this 16-hour course is designed for the wilderness professional and recommended for anyone who spends a lot of time in the outdoors. Through a combination of lecture and plenty of hands-on activities, including role-playing wilderness accident scenarios, participants will learn how to deal with variety of injuries and potentially life threatening situations in a wilderness setting. Text and handouts included in…

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July 2018

Wilderness First Responder 72-80 Hours (SOLO Certified) (Adult & Teen)

July 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$795

July TBA, 2018 (weekends off, 9 day course) | 8:00am to 5:00pm daily | $795. Led by Clark Hayward, Director of Adirondack Wilderness Medicine, SOLO’s WFR course is the standard for those who work in the backcountry as trip leaders, mountain guides, river guides, camp counselors and ski patrollers. This 9 day course is challenging and comprehensive and provides a thorough grounding in wilderness medicine practice guidelines. Dress for the outdoors and unexpected weather. Bring a bag lunch. Register at www.adkwildmed.com

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September 2018

Yoga at Ndakinna

September 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - October 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

Free Intro Classes: Tuesday, September 11th and Thursday, September 13th Fall Session 1: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 18th-October 18th, 2018 Time: 6:30-7:30pm Cost: 10 class series: $90 5 class card (can be used for any 5 classes in the series): $60 Join us for a 5-week yoga series at the Ndakinna Center! Each class will start with gentle stretching and breathing exercises, flow into a series of standing poses and sequences with options available for beginner through intermediate levels, and…

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Lost in the Woods! Summer/Fall Tracking and Survival Essentials (Adult & Teen)

September 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States
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$75 – $100

September 23rd, 2018 | 10:00 am to 5:30 pm | Standard Level: $75, Donation Level: $100 Spend a full-day in the woods with Ndakinna Director James Bruchac learning basic to advanced emergency wilderness skills and survival techniques. Following an hour long animal tracking overview in the morning, participants will spend the rest of the day in the woods. Participants will be on and off-trail, learning primitive and modern land navigation, field identification of tracks, shelter construction, finding water, wilderness fire…

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February 2019

Ndakinna Fundraiser: How to Make Maple Syrup with a Maple Product Taste Testing

February 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

Feb. 23rd I 6:00-7:30 pm I Suggested Donation: $12 Adults, $7 for Children under 12 Join Retired DEC Forester and long time Maple Producer John Hastings for an evening talk on the history and basics of making Maple Syrup from the trees near your home. Whether you want to set up a few buckets on a couple of trees or run a modern tubing system in a woodlot, learn the necessary steps needed to start producing your own maple syrup…

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April 2019

Author Talk with Melissa Otis: Rural Indigenousness: A History of Iroquoian and Algonquian Peoples of the Adirondacks

April 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

Join us for an evening book reading, signing, and panel discussion with Melissa Otis, author of Rural Indigenousness: A History of Iroquoian and Algonquian Peoples of the Adirondacks. Joining Otis for a panel discussion of the book will be Abenaki authors Joe Bruchac, and his sister Margaret Bruchac. Margaret Bruchac has recently released Savage Kin, which will also be available for sale and signing. We're also glad to welcome back Northshire Books! They will have copies of both books and…

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May 2019

Adirondack Pack Basket Class with Aaron Wood

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - May 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Ndakinna Education Center, 23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833 United States

Traditional Ash Splint Basket Making with Aaron Wood (May 18-19, 10-5, Teen and Adult) Standard Level: $135 Donation Level: $175. Materials: $50 for medium size Pack Basket, including Canvas Straps Join us and Aaron Wood for a 2 day course, Saturday and Sunday May 18-19 in the art of traditional Adirondack Pack Basket making! Learn the ins and outs of how to weave ash splints and make your very own pack basket to take home. Please note that the basket…

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September 2019

Mushroom Walk with Ken Kleinpeter

September 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Ken Kleinpeter for a walk in the woods at Ndakinna Education Center Sunday, September 15th, 2019 from 10:00 to Noon. Ken has been a forager of mushrooms for more than 30 years. While he is not a mycologist and will not be able to identify every mushroom in the woods, he can give a basic overview for safe and satisfying mushroom foraging. You will learn about families of mushroom, and how to distinguish them. He can identify most of…

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November 2019

Dan Berggren in Concert, Nov. 16

November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join consummate folk musician Dan Berggren for an evening of music here at Ndakinna Education on November 16th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. A perennial favorite, Berggren shares his love of the Adirondacks and traditional music with people throughout the world. Dan Berggren’s roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised but his music has branched out across many borders. The award-winning musician and educator grew up on the land farmed by his mother's family for generations and has…

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February 2020

Abenaki Language Workshop Weekend

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - March 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of the Abenaki Language from Jesse Bruchac during this weekend workshop. Classes are appropriate for all levels and ages, and include basic conversational Abenaki, language learning games, songs, dances and other creative and fun interactive indoor and outdoor activities. Starting at 10 am Saturday, two hour sessions will take place in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Class times are 10am-12 pm, 1-2 pm, 3-5, 8-9 pm.  One final Sunday morning session will conclude the weekend, starting at…

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October 2020

Awighiganikok (From What’s Written) Abenaki Stories and Lessons
 (Online)

October 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - October 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Awighiganikok (From What’s Written), Abenaki Stories and Lessons Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Thursdays & Sundays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

The goal of this Abenaki Language course is to offer students the opportunity to become familiar with essential historic Abenaki language texts. This will allow them to be used in our continuing language reclamation efforts as they were intended by their authors. 

The course will be taught using the writings…

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December 2020

Conversational Abenaki (Online)

December 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - December 30, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Conversational Abenaki: Open to all, but recommended for those who have some prior experience with the language. Starting with a review of the Abenaki fundamentals, this course then covers new ground. Focusing on a different key language building block each week, including modeled grammatical usage of the words when, to, from, and at in the Abenaki language. Similar to our Intro to Abenaki Course, classes are taught using elements of immersion, games,…

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Intro to Abenaki Language (Online)

December 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - January 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Ndakinna Education Center Abenaki Language Remote Learning Classes: Intro to Abenaki: Open to all levels with a focus on essential conversational phrases.  Open to the entire family, with the first 1/2 hour of each class specifically focused on children’s learning activities. Learning by Immersion, Games, Songs, Stories and Culture! Classes include access to the Ndakinna Course Hub on Canvas, with the class schedule, quizzes, activities, and other asynchronous learning tools. There is also bonus access to all our class materials…

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