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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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Upcoming Events

Jan
25
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Jan 25 @ 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[...]
Jan
27
Sat
1:00 pm Magic for Kids
Magic for Kids
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Magic for Kids @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Magic for Kids (2 session class) Instructor: Robert Prince Magic is the process of making the impossible and incredible happen right in front of peoples’ eyes. Do you dream of wowing your family and friends[...]
2:00 pm Orchids for Beginners
Orchids for Beginners
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Orchids for Beginners @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Orchids for Beginners Instructor: Elizabeth Eero Irving  Frustrated by your attempts to keep orchids alive, happy and blooming? Or, do you want to learn better care and keeping of your orchids? This is the class[...]
Jan
30
Tue
7:00 pm Storyteller Workshop
Storyteller Workshop
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Storyteller Workshop @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Storyteller Workshop (7 session course) Instructor: Robert Prince Are you boring at parties? Have you noticed people nodding off as you spin an epic yarn? We have the cure for your boring stories! The producers[...]
Feb
1
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Feb 1 @ 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[...]
Feb
3
Sat
8:30 am Wilderness First Aid
Wilderness First Aid
Feb 3 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wilderness First Aid @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Wilderness First Aid (2 day course) Instructor:  Deb Ajango One of the major benefits of living in Interior Alaska is being able to explore the vast wilderness on foot, skis, bike, snow machine, and 4-wheeler.[...]