Upcoming Programs for Adults

Essentials of Resilient Community  

  • Where: Online (so could be your home or other preferred spot with good internet access for the three Zoom Calls a Day.
  • When: seven weekends (Sat & Sun) from November to May. Participants may sign up for a single weekend, several weekends, or do the entire series (at a discount!)
  • Who: Adults (Age 18+).

You’ve heard how it takes a village to raise a child. What does it take to raise a village? The Essentials of Resilient Community program, taught by Amy Hyatt, takes you deeper into the practices and teachings of the Art of Mentoring, supporting you to grow as a mentor, leader, cultural creative, and designer of regenerative, resilient community – whether on a family, neighborhood, or regional scale.

Upcoming Programs for Youth

Foxwalk Forest School 

  • Enrollment: we have 2 openings!
  • Where: Greenwood School Land, Putney, VT.
  • When: Tuesdays, 10 am – 2 pm.
  • Who: youth, ages  5 – 7.

Foxwalk Forest School supports children ages 5-7 to explore the natural world together, learn wilderness living skills, and build self-confidence, teamwork, and knowledge of self, nature, and community.

Great Blue Heron Community School – Tuesdays 

  • Enrollment: we have 3 openings for 9-13 year-olds!
  • Where: Greenwood School Land, Putney, VT.
  • When: Tuesdays, 9 am – 3 pm. Program will begin in the 9/28/2021, and continue weekly until May 2022.
  • Who: youth, ages  7 – 15.

Our approach to nature connection emphasizes outdoor living skills, naturalist knowledge, dedication to community service and social equity, and social/emotional development. Youth gain life skills and confidence, guided by an experienced team of instructors.

Also, we’re looking for interns/CITs!

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL VWS PROGRAMS.  Thank you to our many donors for their support of VWS’s Great Blue Heron Fund for scholarships.


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