University of the Wild Mission

To provide Earth-centered educational and personal transformational experiences that empower and inspire people of all ages and circumstances to participate as skilled, conscious, and joyful contributors to life on Planet Earth.

“The UofWild educates and empowers emerging leaders to live and learn in connection and harmony with the Earth and all life.”
Larry Buell


  • Indigenous Nipmuc Tribe purchased 21 acres of ancestral land in Petersham, next-door to UofWild. A new education center will be created abutting UofWild’s Center.

  • The UofWild campus land is now owned by a land trust and out of private ownership.

  • A range of credit courses offered through local colleges, as well as public workshops, focused on combating climate change and cultural fragmentation, will be offered in 2021

Video Archives

Previous intro video for Earthlands (campaign was concluded in 2015)

Nipmuc land donation through University of the Wild

University of the Wild sponsored a campaign to purchase the Whitney House to be used for Earth education by students, Nipmucs and other groups.

University of the Wild Events, News, Student AND Community Participation.

“Sense of Place” Study

Fall 2020 Programs

In-person Programs Postponed
Due to the worsening COVID-19 situation, we will not be running any in-person events for the remainder of 2020. We will re-evaluate the situation in January. If you would like to be notified when we resume in-person events, please sign up for our email list and follow us on Facebook.

But all is not lost! We WILL be running Zoom programs for you.

Zoom Event: Native American Storytelling, Sunday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m.

The rich cultural history of the Nipmuc Nation will be shared through stories and Native American Teachings by Larry “Spotted Crow” Mann, noted Nipmuc story teller in a program entitled “When the Land Speaks” through an online ZOOM conference.  The ZOOM Meeting ID # is 883 5547 2838 and is free and open to the Public.


“…thanks for the vision, the inspiration and the manifestation.”