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: Winter 2019


Old Woods Hike

Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00am-12:30pm
Stigelmeier Park, Cheektowaga

A gentle hike through an ancient forest with a focus on old growth ecology and Spring happenings.


Registration

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Herbs of Spring

Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00am-12:30pm
West Falls Park

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


Registration

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Tortoise & the Hare 5K Race and Family Fun Run

Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:00am-11:30am
MacKinnon Lodge - Chestnut Ridge Park

This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever!

Join us at the MacKinnon Lodge in Chestnut Ridge Park either as a runner on the USATF certified 5K road course, as a walker along the wooded 1-mile walking loop, or as a supporter participating in our nature-themed basket raffle, 50/50 split, or merchandise sales! This year we are excited to welcome our friends from Wild Spirit and their live Birds of Prey! This will be a fun day for the entire family. Be sure to register by April 10th as we will have a very limited supply of t-shirts available this year.


Inquire about student group discounts by emailing programming@earthspiritedu.org!

Registration


Botanical Surveys

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00am-12:30pm
Chaffee Preserve

A Moderately challenging hike through open fields, wetlands and mature forests in order to record plant and tree species as part of an ongoing data collection process for the Preserve.


Free of charge - Sponsored by Waste Management of Chaffee

Registration


Adventure Hike 1 – Fields and Forests

Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:00am-12:30pm
Park School of Buffalo

Exploring field and forest environments with a focus on seasonal happenings in the plant and animal world.


Fees: $10 for Non-Members / $7 for Members and Park School Families

Registration

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Adventure Hike 2 – Ponds and Marshes

Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:00am-12:30pm
Park School of Buffalo

Surveying a pond and marsh environment on campus with a focus on the general ecology of standing water systems and an analysis of life in and around those communities.


Fees: $10 for Non-Members / $7 for Members and Park School Families

Registration

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