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.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS 

By registering for any program with us, you’re affirming that you have not knowingly been in contact with anyone who has tested positive within the previous 14 days, that you’re not experiencing any symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.), and that you will wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose while at the program.


Living Naturally Series


Naturalist Skills Series (2 of 4) – Interpreting Animal Signs

Sunday, March 7, 2021
10:00am-2:00pm
Knox Farm State Park

This program will focus on local wildlife, their movements, behaviors, and the signs they leave behind. Learning to understand track patterns, find food sources, and explore animal homes, gives us a clearer picture of the activity that surrounds us outside. Snowshoes will be provided if conditions are favorable.

Ages 12 and up. No exceptions.

This is program #2 of a four-program series.

Register for the whole Naturalist Skills Series for a per-program discount! 


*there are no facilities at this program


Registration

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Naturalist Skills Series (3 of 4) – Field Skills

Sunday, March 21, 2021
10:00am-2:00pm
West Falls JP Nicely Park

Spending time outdoors can yield many rewards, but with reward comes a bit of risk. Learn how to mitigate risk and be prepared for various situations in this overview that will touch on basic compass and map reading skills, basic fire-starting skills, and a lesson on the essential items to have while outdoors.

Ages 12 and up. No exceptions.

This is program #3 of a four-program series.

Register for the whole Naturalist Skills Series for a per-program discount! 


*facilities may not be available at this program


Registration

Register - This Program Only
Register - Whole Series (2/21,3/7,3/21,4/4)

Naturalist Skills Series (4 of 4) – Birding Basics

Sunday, April 4, 2021
10:00am-2:00pm
Beaver Island State Park

Looking at our feathered friends in a closer way can paint a picture of the world that few ever notice. We will take note of the early portion of the Spring migration along a premier North American flyway and gain a better understanding of the seasonal changes. Binoculars will be provided.

Ages 12 and up. No exceptions.

This is program #4 of a four-program series.

Register for the whole Naturalist Skills Series for a per-program discount! 


*facilities may not be open for this program


Registration

Register - This Program Only
Register - Whole Series (2/21,3/7,3/21,4/4)


Ecology Day Camps

Check back for more information in May-June 2021. 

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