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.

Program registrants will be emailed with a confirmation THE DAY BEFORE THE PROGRAM. You will not get an Earth Spirit email immediately upon registering.


Living Naturally Series


Community Connection – Birds on the Niagara

Saturday, January 29, 2022
10:00am-12:30pm
Beaver Island State Park, Marina Parking Lot

The winter season brings about a unique opportunity to view wildlife from the far northern reaches of our continent. Join an Earth Spirit naturalist in discovering the wonders of the Niagara River Corridor and the many “snowbirds” that call this place home for the winter months. Binoculars will be provided for those in need. Please fill out the form below in order to register for the program.  This program is being offered FREE thanks to a grant from The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. 









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    Community Connection – Winter Ecology & Wildlife Tracking

    Saturday, February 12, 2022
    10:00am-12:00pm
    JP Nicely Aurora Town Park, West Falls

    Join Naturalist Sandy Geffner in exploring the winter fields and forests for signs of the season including wildlife signs, tracks, and homes. Learn about how these places change in the winter season and how the plants and animals adapt. Great for all ages!

    Please fill out the form below in order to register for the program. 

    This program is being offered FREE thanks to a grant from The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. 








      Registration

      Please fill out the form above to register. Thank you!

      Winter Survival Skills

      Saturday, February 26, 2022
      10:00am-12:30pm
      Taylor Road Family Recreation Facility, Hamburg

      Spending time outdoors in the Winter can be intimidating. Learning and practicing basic survival skills can help us feel more comfortable and confident. Join an Earth Spirit Naturalist sharing skills and tips to better survive during these cold months. Fire building and basic emergency shelter construction will be the focus of this program. Open to all ages, but geared toward children 10+ and adults. Traditional snowshoes will be provided if necessary.



      Registration

      Registration - Winter Survival Skills



      Ecology Day Camps

      Ecology Camps listed below are run through the Recreation Department listed. Please follow the link for registration.

      April 11-15 – Spring Break Ecology Camp (8-13yo) | Hamburg Recreation Department (registration not yet open)

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