Back to School, Back to Nature with Kingston’s Middle School Students

Published September 16th, 2019

This fall we’re excited to be back in the woods and in the schools with the 5th, 6th, and 7th graders from Kingston’s Bailey and Miller Middle Schools.

Part of Wild Earth’s ongoing Kingston Middle School Nature Connection & Experiential Education Project (KMS-NCEE) which includes field trips and activities held on-site at the schools, the KMS-NCEE project is designed to provide more than 1,150 students a combination of social and emotional support, engaging and caring adult mentors, and carefully cultivated activities and experiences to promote character building, resilience, and community development. The first-year results of the project were quite positive.

Check out some photos from this past spring’s guided recess programming at the Miller Middle School:

Special thanks to Maggie Heinzel-Neel for her incredible photography!


Simon AbramsonSimon AbramsonSimon Abramson, Development Director

As a child Simon spent countless hours exploring the forest, streams and wetlands of his neighborhood in NJ. Simon has a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont where he focused on the relationship between a healthy human psyche and a vibrant natural world. He has staffed and studied with various wilderness schools throughout the Northeast including the Institute for Natural Learning, White Pine Programs and the Vermont Wilderness School. When he’s not in the woods, Simon is designing and building websites and other internet solutions. More about Simon's work.

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