Mellody Farm Nature Preserve 
August 11-17
High School students | August 11 and 12 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (can participate in one or both days) | $100/day, $175/both days
Family Workshop (teams of 2, ages 10+) | August 13 and 14 | 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (can participate in one or both days) | $150/day, $275/both days
6th-8th graders Thursday, August 11-Friday, August 12 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (can particpate in 1 or both days) | $100/1day, $175/both days | August 15-17 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (can participate in 1, 2 or all 3 days) | $100/1 day, $175/2 days, $250/3 days 

Boat building is a fun and powerful way to build confidence. Through hands-on learning, our seasoned boat building instructors guide us through the entire process of building a 15 ft. skin-on-frame canoe ending up with a boat that floats. This unique experience will transform your perspective about your own abilities.

Throughout the build, participants experience the age-old craft of steam bending wood to create curves, and learn how heat and water can persuade wood to take on different shapes. We apply science and mathematical concepts through the use of hand tools such as block planes, spokes and combination squares.

Join us for boat building at Conservation Cocktails on Friday, August 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.!

Registration is full for these workshops
Please email if you would like to be put on a wait list.

Maximum 10 participants each day. The experience is enhanced by multiple day participation and priority will be given to those who register for multiple days. 

Questions? Contact us 847.943.7429
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