We offer monthly programs to the general public as well as seasonal Ecology Day Camps for children 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

Old Time Community Snowshoe Hike

Saturday, February 1, 2020
The Park School of Buffalo

A special evening that seeks to recreate the community snowshoe hikes in New England in the late 19th century. Participants will learn of the history and skills of snowshoeing and the wonders of Winter ecology. Hot beverages and warm meal of vegetarian chili and cornbread will be provided by 716 Fresh. Join us as we experience the simple pleasures of the past on the beautiful Park School Campus.

Registration is limited, snowshoes are provided.


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Wildlife Ecology & Surveys

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Chaffee Preserve, Chaffee, NY

A challenging hike through mature forests with a focus on wildlife adaptations, behaviors and general ecology. As part of the experience, participants will assist in an ongoing wildlife survey for the Preserve. Become a citizen scientist!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT, but pre-registration is required! Sponsored by Waste Management of Chaffee


Wilderness Stories

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Orchard Park Public Library

Hear tales of Earth Spirit Excursions’ most recent adventures, learn about wolf, bear, and other megafauna, and ask questions about upcoming experiences! Light refreshments will be provided.

The views expressed are solely those of the author/speaker/presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Orchard Park Public Library.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT, but pre-registration is required.


Maple Sugaring – Past and Present

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Taylor Road Park, Hamburg

Sharing the methods of sap collection and maple sugaring preparation as practiced by Native Americans, early settlers and modern day producers. Following the program, a delicious organic pancake brunch will be served featuring our locally produced maple syrup. Program begins promptly at 10:00am. This is not an open-house format.

Fees include program and brunch. Pre-registration is required!


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Ecology Day Camps

Stay tuned for seasonal information about upcoming camps !