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Urban Park Rangers: Outdoor Skills

Be prepared for anything! Learn tips and tricks for navigating and surviving in the wild from our expert Urban Park Rangers.

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Urban Park Rangers: Celebrating 40 Years
Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Urban Park Rangers this year by joining us on more Ranger programs for families, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and more! 

Urban Park Rangers: Outdoor Skills Events

Saturday, November 16, 2019


Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create shelter from natural and human-made objects.

Sunday, November 17, 2019


Explorer's Club: Fire Building

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of fire building with the Urban Park Rangers to earn your survival skills stamp.

Saturday, November 23, 2019


Outdoor Skills: Fire Building

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn to use creativity and ingenuity to start a fire and keep it going. Participants will learn unique and unusual ways to start a fire using unconventional methods.

Saturday, November 30, 2019


Winter Wilderness Survival

at School Road and Bay Street (in Von Briesen Park)Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.

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