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July 13-18 Shelter

ohlone shelter

the project

Lean how to stay warm, dry, and cozy in the woods with no tent or sleeping bag! Build wilderness shelters out of natural materials. Explore the building techniques of different cultures around the world. Take photos and keep a video blog that displays your structures.


-Build forest structures and see what it’s like to live inside them
-Identify plants and wildlife, and discover what’s native and what’s not in San Francisco
-Spy on birds with binoculars and learn about bird language.
-Compare your structures with pictures of natural buildings from around the world.
-Learn how the native people of San Francisco, the Ohlone, built their homes.