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Public Program Schedule

We offer monthly programs to the general public usually conducted in the field at locations throughout Western New York. From time to time we also lead excursions to locations such as the Everglades, the Adirondacks and Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario. See the schedule below for current programming.

Living Naturally Series: Spring 2018
APR
21
The Tortoise and The Hare 5K Race & Fun Run

Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
Chestnut Ridge Park

an annual fundraising event involving a 5K race and a one mile family fun run/walk through the scenic landscapes of Chestnut Ridge Park. Runners of all ages are welcome. Food trucks and varied exhibitors will also be on site.
Fees: Please check our website or call the office for details regarding registration and fees.

May
5
Herbs of Spring

Saturday, May 5, 2018
10:00am-12:30pm
West Falls Park

A moderately challenging hike through fields, mature forests and along Cazenovia Creek in search of wild foods and medicinal herbs.

MAY
19
Wildlife Ecology Hike

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00am-12:30pm
Chaffee Preserve

Exploring open fields, wetlands and mature forests in order to record wildlife signs and sightings as part of an ongoing data collection process for the Preserve.
Fees: Free of Charge – sponsored by Waste Management of Chaffee

JUN
2
Exploring the Harbor

Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:00am-12:30pm
Times Beach

A gentle hike focused upon Lake Erie shoreline and swamp forests with a focus on local history, birding and general ecology.

JUN
16
Fishing Clinic

Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:00am-2:00pm
North Millgrove Lake, Alden

Includes a basic introduction to the equipment (rods, reels and tackle) and techniques focused upon fishing for Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike followed by shoreline fishing on a 50 acre private lake. Please bring all fishing equipment as well as lunch and beverages.

All programs require pre-registration, which may be done online, by phone or email. When registering by email or phone, please specify the number of adults and children who will attend and provide a contact phone number. Children 5 to 12 may attend for 1/2 price unless otherwise indicated.
Online: See program listing
Email: programming@earthspiritedu.org
Phone: 716-941-6267

We look forward to you joining us for our next program!

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Paid registered participants must inform Earth Spirit via phone or email of inability to attend a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the scheduled program in order to receive a refund. If a program is cancelled by Earth Spirit, all paid participants will receive a full refund. Refunds will be made by check and mailed via the United States Postal Service within 10 business days following the program date.