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


Canoeing Basics

Saturday, June 25, 2022
9:00am-11:45am
Green Lake at Yates Park, Orchard Park

Join Earth Spirit naturalist educators at Green Lake to learn some basic canoe skills, paddling technique, and safety pointers before learning about the unique ecology of the lake while on the water. Canoes, paddles, and PFDs are provided!

  • 2 sessions; 9:00-10:15 & 10:30-11:45


Registration

Program hosted by Orchard Park Recreation and Parks. Register by calling 716-662-6450.

Bird Walk

Saturday, July 9, 2022
9:00am-11:30am
Birdsong Park, Orchard Park

Birdsong is called “Birdsong” for a reason! Join an Earth Spirit Naturalist Educator as we walk through unique wetlands, forests, and fields and learn about the many different types of birds that call Birdsong home! Binoculars provided.



Registration

Program hosted by Orchard Park Recreation and Parks. Register by calling 716-662-6450.

Ferns and Friends Walk

Sunday, July 17, 2022
9:00am-11:30am
Chestnut Village Trails, Ashwood Lane, Orchard Park

Come see what wonders the Chestnut Village Trails in Orchard Park have to offer with an Earth Spirit Naturalist Educator as your guide! The focus will be on the different Ferns and their friends that flank the trails. Program is for ages 8 and up.



Registration

Program hosted by Orchard Park Recreation and Parks. Register by calling 716-662-6450.

Freshwater Finds

Sunday, July 31, 2022
10:00am-12:15pm
Pawtucket Playground, Eagle Heights, Orchard Park

Join Earth Spirit naturalist educators as we explore the life within and around Mystery Pond, the surrounding forest and stream. Get ready to get your hands dirty and your feet wet! Ages 4-13.

  • Parents MUST stay with their children, this is not a drop-off program.
  • 2 sessions; 10:00-11:00 & 11:15-12:15


Registration

Program hosted by Orchard Park Recreation and Parks. Register by calling 716-662-6450.

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 open)

June 27-July 1 – Summer Scholars Camp (8-12yo) | The Park School of Buffalo (registration open)

July 11-15 — Ecology Adventure Camp (5-7yo) | Orchard Park Recreation & Parks Department (registration open)

July 25-29 — Ecology Adventure Camp (8-11yo) | Orchard Park Recreation & Parks Department (registration open)

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