What happens in bad weather?

Snow, rain and wind are part of the experience of being in the forest. At Wild Earth we celebrate the opportunity to connect with the elements. We cherish the opportunity to use effective strategies for keeping everyone warm and safe (such as campfire hangouts, tarp villages, natural shelters and cozy cave cookouts), but in order to keep participants comfortable appropriate gear is a must.

Appropriate Footwear
Insulated and waterproof shoes as well as wool socks keep feet happy. Participants need to carry an extra pair of wool socks in their packs on a cold day.

Appropriate Layers
Please wear multiple layers in cold weather.
Wool or synthetic (polartec, capilene) fabric makes for a great base layer protects from moisture, sweat, cold rain, or melting snow.
Multiple outer layers are better than one bulky coat. Layers can be added and removed as body temperatures change.
Wool or synthetic hats and gloves are a must for cold weather.
Please avoid cotton clothing in cold and/or wet weather. Cotton loses its insulative properties when it gets wet.
Waterproof snow pants & winter coat is a must if snow is in the forecast.

Weather Cancelations

Wild Earth programs run in most weather conditions, but we may cancel due to unsafe driving conditions, extreme cold or other unsafe conditions. In the event of a weather cancellation we will attempt to schedule a make-up day whenever possible.

We are not able to provide refunds for weather cancelled program days. Our instructors design programming, gather materials, and commit themselves for the day, regardless of whether mother nature sends a big storm our way. By supporting the work we do even when nature has other plans, you are valuing the time and labor of our instructors in making our high-quality programming possible.

If you are wondering if a program may be cancelled due to weather, please call your program’s coordinator to check on the status of the program. We will email you if the program is cancelled due to inclement weather.

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