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Kids OUT! - Art of Fire Building

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Art of Fire Building (Grades 3-5)

Delve into the Art of Fire Building and start the journey towards creating a fire building kit of your own. Discover the various tools, materials, and methods used to start fires and enjoy the gift of warmth, storytelling, and maybe even some light cooking over the fire. This skill requires the ethical harvest of materials, proper crafting of tools, and patience and practice of form and technique. There is a great deal of responsibility and safety involved with this skill. When fire is used as a tool we can create warmth, purify water, cook, make tools and building materials, and create a space for conversation and storytelling. When fire is used as a weapon, we can devastate landscapes, squander materials, and injure ourselves. Our goal is to practice this vital survival skill and develop a healthy appreciation for it.

Hundred Acre Wood: From I-5, take exit 250 (Old Fairhaven Parkway). Head west on Old Fairhaven Parkway to 24th St (Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital). Follow 24th St south a block to Cody St. Parking along the east side of the street.

Cost: $65

Scholarships

Cost should not be a barrier for participation. Financial assistance is available for families who need it. Please fill out the brief financial assistance form during registration.   

Questions: Contact Program Coordinator Laura Jackson: laura@wildwhatcom.org.

Earlier Event: January 20
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Later Event: January 27
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