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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 10 events
from December 2, 2013 (x) to October 9, 2016
with keyword/phrase “wilderness survival” (x)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Nov29

Modern Survival Skills

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
In this program learn about the modern tools and techniques that could help you survive in the wilderness.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Dec26

Primitive Survival Skills

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
If you were dropped into the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build a shelter, or gather clean drinking water?
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

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Event

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Feb 7

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Develop skills that will help you create shelter from natural and man-made objects.
Category: Nature
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feb16

Kids Week Brooklyn: Shelter Building

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this program you will learn how to use items found in nature to create survival situation shelters.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Feb21

Outdoor Skills: Animal Tracking

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior.
Category: Nature
Free!

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Event

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Feb27

Fire-Making Skills

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly.
Category: Nature
Free!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Mar12

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

at East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Apr27

Kids Week Brooklyn: Wilderness Survival Skills

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this fun, family-friendly program (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr27

Kids Week Queens: Wilderness Survival Skills

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this fun, family-friendly program (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Oct 9

Ranger's Choice: Primitive Survival Skills

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
If you were dropped into the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build a shelter, or gather clean drinking water?
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

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