We offer monthly programs to the general public usually conducted in the field at locations throughout Western New York. See the schedule below for current programming.
Pre-registration online or by phone is required for all events. Thank you!

Living Naturally Series: Fall 2018

Wild Foods of Fall

Saturday, October 13, 2018
West Falls JP Nicely Park

Come share in the bounty that the Autumn season brings! This program will consist of a gentle hike through fields, forests, and stream borders in search of edible wild plants.


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Autumn’s Blessings

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Amherst State Park

Experience the changes that occur through the Autumn season by exploring old orchards, mixed age forests, meadows, and a beautiful creek.

Please dress for the weather! More info will be sent out prior to the program.


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Wildlife Ecology & Surveys

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Chaffee Preserve

A moderately challenging hike through mature forests with a focus on wildlife adaptations, behaviors and general ecology. Participants will also assist in an ongoing wildlife survey for the Preserve.


E-mail programming@earthspiritedu.org or call (716) 941-6267 to register. FREE of charge. Sponsored by Waste Management of Chaffee.

Winter Wildlife Adaptations

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Buffalo Ski Club - Tamarack Lodge

Includes an introduction with a collection of wildlife pelts and skulls focused upon seasonal adaptations followed by a field and forest hike in search of animal sightings and signs.

Buffalo Ski Club members welcome at our member rate!


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Special Events

Wilderness First Aid Course

This course follows a curriculum established by the wilderness medical society and was designed by the CDS Outdoor School. The course consists of two parts – online course work, and one “classroom” session.

Online course work

The online portion of the course will open October 1st. You will receive a link to access the online course once you register. You will have approximately two weeks to complete this portion as it will take a little while.

Classroom Session

The “classroom” portion of the course will take place on Sunday, October 21. The session will begin at 9:00am and will run approximately 8hrs. The location will be announced when we have our final numbers.

This course will be facilitated by a certified instructor, Russ Crispell, not by an Earth Spirit staff member, and will cost $100. This cost covers your registration for the course, as well as any materials you you’re given throughout.

Register below by September 25th.


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Earth Spirit

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Earth Spirit Educational Services
PO Box 261
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the course or registration, please email us or call us at (716)941-6267