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Celebrating the end of another school year

Published June 18th, 2015

Wild Earth has just concluded our 11th school year of nature connection programming.

Before we take one big breath and jump into summer camp, we want to celebrate some of our accomplishments from the past school year:

– More than 500 children, ages 3-19, were in the woods this school year with Wild Earth!

– Wild Earth launched an after-school program for JFK Elementary, a public school in Kingston, NY.

– 19 local teens ventured into the wilderness for a 24-hour solo & Rite of Passage.

Students from Newburgh’s Boys & Girls Club came to Wild Earth to make fires, throw tomahawks and build shelters on Scenic Hudson’s Snake Hill land.

Special thanks to Tyler McNamara who will be stepping out of his role of Programs Director at Wild Earth after this year’s Summer Camp. This fall, Tyler will be leading some programs for Wild Earth and focusing more on his upcoming novel.

We wish to extend a big blanket of gratitude to Wild Earth’s instructing & administrative staff, our volunteer Board of Directors, and all of you who continue to partner with Wild Earth to make our work possible.

Co-Founder & Executive Director
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David BrownsteinDavid BrownsteinDavid Brownstein, Executive Director

In 2004, David co-founded and, today, is the Executive Director of Wild Earth, where he seeks to help regenerate healthy community culture and create opportunities for people to connect with themselves, each other and the Earth. Prior to founding Wild Earth, David worked as a wealth advisor on Wall Street for twelve years before realizing a life dream – fully sharing in the care and parenting of his three children, and creating a small family farm. Today, the Brownsteins raise dairy cows, goats, chickens, bees and vegetables in season. David also maintains an active counseling practice called Root Connections, where he focuses on helping individuals, couples, groups and business leaders identify and manifest their unique vision. More about David's work.

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