AM – Historic Artifact Metal Detecting
PM – Totem Pole Painting
Architect and Preservationist, David Griffin, author of Lost British Forts of Long Island will present us with information about local history and guide us on metal detecting for artifacts around Historic Malcolm House. Take part of exploring and excavating our site for interesting items from the 18th century! In alignment with local history, we will then spend time outside painting our Native American-inspired Totem Pole and learning about local native lands & origins.
AM – Eco-Printing w/Plant Dyes
PM – Garden & Laugher Yoga
Using indigo and other natural plant pigments, Artist Oksana Danziger will guide us in bundle dying on cloth/clothing or Shibori, an ancient Japanese tie dye technique. Similar methods have been used by indigenous cultures around the world. We will be growing plants for this purpose to understand each step in the process. And time will be spent cultivating and decorating our Kindness Garden and embarking on laughing yoga for all to enjoy, reducing stress in the process.
AM – The Life Cycle
PM – Live Worm House Creation
Life is an interconnected web that connects all living organisms that depend on one another for their sustenance. We will learn about some of these connections through media and fun activities leading into the life of worms! We will come to realize the important role worms play in the web of life and build a worm house where worms will live, grow and multiply then be transported to our Meadow Farm space to enable plant life to flourish, in alignment with the help of pollinators.
During this 4-week summer program, teens and young adults with a range of abilities (in middle, high school, college and the workplace) are introduced to a sampling of hands-on, heart-centered nature and wellness inclusive community classes across various topic areas and creative outlets. Games and team-building, too! Guided by our teachers, farmers, peer-mentors and community partners, participants come together for outdoor educational experiences, to enjoy camaraderie and minimize anxiety. Learn what diversity in nature has to teach through the exploration and discovery of plants, animals, land and water in our Long Island “learnscape”, connecting us as kin. Something for everyone! BYO lunch (water & snack available)
Register for Summer at the Sangha by the week, or for the whole summer, which includes all four weeks. CONTACT US for custom packages.