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Week in the Woods

A Typical Day

 

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A typical day at Week in the Woods begins with a Blackboard Meeting where the day’s activities are previewed and classes are developed according to student interest. Following a full day of classes, nature walks and guest lectures, there are evening activities that include plays, talks and games. Evenings are also a time for students to collaborate, explore, and pursue projects that have been introduced.

General timeline for a typical day:

7:00 – 9:00am Breakfast and chores
9:00am Blackboard meeting
9:00 – 12:00pm Guided activities
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 5:30pm Guided activities
5:30 – 7:00pm Supper
7:00 – 9:00pm Presentations, guest speakers, projects, games
9:00pm Done for the day!

 

Click on the links below to see snapshots of a day at Week in the Woods for Mac, Addie, Tom and Van:

A Day in the Life of Mac

A Day in the Life of Addie

A Day in the Life of Tom

A Day in the Life of Van

 

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Mar
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Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit - CLASS FULL @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit – CLASS FULL Instructor: Bruce Campbell Build your own lightweight pack raft that you order from a DIY Pack Raft Kit! Pack rafting has become very popular.[...]
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10:00 am Forging On – Open Shop Project Time
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Forging On – Open Shop Project Time @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging On: Open Shop Project Time –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This is a NEW class style based on the Open Shop idea.  Registration[...]
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27
Mon
9:00 am Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
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30
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6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Apr
2
Sun
10:00 am Forging On – Open Shop Project Time
Forging On – Open Shop Project Time
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Forging On – Open Shop Project Time @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging On: Open Shop Project Time –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This is a NEW class style based on the Open Shop idea.  Registration[...]
Apr
3
Mon
9:00 am Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]