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 purchase 21 acres of ancestral land in Petersham, “next-door” to UofWild. A new education center will be created abutting UofWild’s Center.

  • UofWild Land Trust secures pledges to purchase property to construct its “State-of-the-Art” Center.

  • 2020 Course Workshops

  • A full range of credit courses offered through local colleges and public workshops, focused on combating climate change and cultural fragmentation, will be offered in 2020…

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

Upcoming Programs

Vision Quest/Rites of Passage May 15th-17th
With Larry Buell & Katja Esser

Exploring Ecological Consciousness June 7th
A Zoom Panel of Practitioners

Building Community in an Age of Climate Change June 18th
A Zoom Panel of Practitioners


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