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Winter Wilderness Survival

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you have what it takes to survive the rest of the winter? Come found out during this next installment of our Winter Ecology series! Although spring is getting close, February and March are challenging times in the natural world. Animals like deer, foxes, and beavers need to be extra resourceful during this time in order to make it to the spring. In this program, we’ll start off by learning about the amazing adaptations these animals have to survive. Then we will head outdoors for a survival challenge of our own! We will venture into the woods and practice basic survival skills, including how to use a map and compass, how to forage for food, and how to build a fire. Finally, when we’ve mastered our survival skills, we’ll warm up with some hot chocolate and indoor games.

This is a drop-off program open to children ages 5 – 10. We will be outdoors for long periods of time, so please dress your child(ren) appropriately. Registration is $15 per child for non-members and $10 per child for members. Please email our education coordinator, Maggie, at or call (203) 546-7789 to sign up. Space is limited.


February 22
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Great Hollow Nature Preserve
225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States


Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center
(203) 546-7789