Postponed! Free Children’s Wilderness Program

Hello, I’m updating this original post. We have to postpone the Children’s Wilderness Program for various reasons. We hope to hold it later in the year, so if you are interested or know a 13-17 year old who would be interested, please send an email to trilliumctr@gmail.com.

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The Trillium Center, a non-profit educational project, is planning a free summer program for children in the region. The program will include basic first aid, basic wilderness survival skills, and a short introduction to first aid plants. The program will end with a demonstration and graduation ceremony that is open to the public, which will give students an opportunity to demonstrate the skills they learned.

This past winter the Trillium Center raised funds through an online fundraising campaign for a free childrens wilderness program. The 5-day program starts with a basic wilderness first aid program that will include learning about how to use wild medicinal plants in first aid. They will learn basic fire-building skills, building shelters to stay protected in emergency situations, finding and purifying water, and finding wild foods along with avoiding toxic and poisonous plants. The program hopes to impart a lasting sense of confidence, awareness, and inner vision to allow students to survive and thrive under any circumstances.

The program will be taught by seven community members with a variety of wilderness skills. Charles Schiavone is a firefighter and paramedic in Conneaut. He facilitates the Alternative Building Technologies program at the Trillium Center and was the primary creator of the Seed House, the Trillium Center’s strawbale classroom and greenhouse. He will be teaching first aid, building shelters, and finding wild foods and water.

Leah Wolfe, MPH, is an herbalist and community health educator. She teaches herbalism at workshops throughout the country and co-founded the Trillium Center with Schiavone. She studied public health at Portland State University and has been studying herbs and food as medicine since 1992. She will help children learn first aid, how to find and purify water, and how to find edible and medicinal plants.

Ian Hamilton is an experienced survival skills and earth living instructor with a decade of training, and extensive full survival experience. He has a strong passion for youth mentoring and healing work, he uses his personal experience and a proven approach to survival skills to reconnect students with the natural world in and around them. He will help teach students about fire, shelters, and wild foods and medicines.

Dragonfly Vanpelt is a Warrior in the United Eastern Lenape Nation and assists in training the new warriors. She graduated Bryman Medical School in Arizona in 1999 with a degree in surgical technology. She is currently helping to run a soup kitchen in Astabula. She will help children learn about fire, first aid, and building shelters.

Spirit Walker Vanpelt, a lifelong resident of Ashtabula, is the War Chief of the United Eastern Lenape Nation. He also helps with the soup kitchen in Ashtabula. He will help teach children about fire and building shelters.

Bryan Bailey, lifelong resident of Conneaut, is a member of the medicine council of the United Eastern Lenape Nation. He works at the Conneaut Public Library working with plants and maintaining the grounds. He will help students learn about fire, wild plants, and building shelters.

Ryan Tattrie is a firefighter and paramedic with Conneaut Fire Department and has been for more than 13 years. He is involved in many children education programs through the fire department and through university hospitals where he teaches CPR to high school kids.  He will help with the first aid training.

The program begins on July 19 and ends on August 2. Only 12 children age 13-17 will be accepted into the 5-day program. Applications will be accepted until July 12. Classes will be held July 19, 23, 27, 30, and the graduation ceremony will be held August 2. Details on times are in the application. Apply online here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QQJGxStNqyLPz-ILKU1gxZgfpQgN46ALrxpjR8KCGpo/viewform

The Trillium Center will offer classes for adults and children throughout the summer. It is located at BLD farm on Furnace Road in Conneaut, Ohio. To learn more about our programs, write to trilliumctr@gmail.com. The Trillium Center is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas (fracturedatlas.org), a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of the Trillium Center must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.

CONNEAUT – The Trillium Center, a non-profit educational project, is planning a free summer program for children in the region. The program will include basic first aid, basic wilderness survival skills, and a short introduction to first aid plants. The program will end with a demonstration and graduation ceremony that is open to the public, which will give students an opportunity to demonstrate the skills they learned.

This past winter the Trillium Center raised funds through an online fundraising campaign for a free childrens wilderness program. The 5-day program starts with a basic wilderness first aid program that will include learning about how to use wild medicinal plants in first aid. They will learn basic fire-building skills, building shelters to stay protected in emergency situations, finding and purifying water, and finding wild foods along with avoiding toxic and poisonous plants. The program hopes to impart a lasting sense of confidence, awareness, and inner vision to allow students to survive and thrive under any circumstances.

The program will be taught by seven community members with a variety of wilderness skills. Charles Schiavone is a firefighter and paramedic in Conneaut. He facilitates the Alternative Building Technologies program at the Trillium Center and was the primary creator of the Seed House, the Trillium Center’s strawbale classroom and greenhouse. He will be teaching first aid, building shelters, and finding wild foods and water.

Leah Wolfe, MPH, is an herbalist and community health educator. She teaches herbalism at workshops throughout the country and co-founded the Trillium Center with Schiavone. She studied public health at Portland State University and has been studying herbs and food as medicine since 1992. She will help children learn first aid, how to find and purify water, and how to find edible and medicinal plants.

Ian Hamilton is an experienced survival skills and earth living instructor with a decade of training, and extensive full survival experience. He has a strong passion for youth mentoring and healing work, he uses his personal experience and a proven approach to survival skills to reconnect students with the natural world in and around them. He will help teach students about fire, shelters, and wild foods and medicines.

Dragonfly Vanpelt is a Warrior in the United Eastern Lenape Nation and assists in training the new warriors. She graduated Bryman Medical School in Arizona in 1999 with a degree in surgical technology. She is currently helping to run a soup kitchen in Astabula. She will help children learn about fire, first aid, and building shelters.

Spirit Walker Vanpelt, a lifelong resident of Ashtabula, is the War Chief of the United Eastern Lenape Nation. He also helps with the soup kitchen in Ashtabula. He will help teach children about fire and building shelters.

Bryan Bailey, lifelong resident of Conneaut, is a member of the medicine council of the United Eastern Lenape Nation. He works at the Conneaut Public Library working with plants and maintaining the grounds. He will help students learn about fire, wild plants, and building shelters.

Ryan Tattrie is a firefighter and paramedic with Conneaut Fire Department and has been for more than 13 years. He is involved in many children education programs through the fire department and through university hospitals where he teaches CPR to high school kids.  He will help with the first aid training.

The program begins on July 19 and ends on August 2. Only 12 children age 13-17 will be accepted into the 5-day program. Applications will be accepted until July 12. Classes will be held July 19, 23, 27, 30, and the graduation ceremony will be held August 2. Details on times are in the application. Apply online here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QQJGxStNqyLPz-ILKU1gxZgfpQgN46ALrxpjR8KCGpo/viewform

The Trillium Center will offer classes for adults and children throughout the summer. It is located at BLD farm on Furnace Road in Conneaut, Ohio. To learn more about our programs, write to trilliumctr@gmail.com. The Trillium Center is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas (fracturedatlas.org), a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of the Trillium Center must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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