What We Do

Earth Spirit offers a variety of environmental programs for schools. community groups, corporations and the general public.

These programs are conducted at Earth Spirit field centers, your school or facility or any other prearranged location (e.g. parks, camps or private sanctuaries). Our educators are available year-round for half-day (up to three hours), full-day (up to six hours) or residential experiences. Discounts are available for bulk program requests as well as for community groups and non-profit groups.

Please contact our office for further details concerning program fees and logistics: programming@earthspiritedu.org or 716-941-6267.

General Program Topics

Program categories designed for schools, community groups and corporations:

  • Earth Awareness
  • Field Ecology
  • Wildlife Studies
  • Botanical Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Winter Adventures
  • Maple Sugaring
  • Live Animal Demonstrations
  • Survival Studies

Learn more: General Program Details (pdf)

Special Programs and Services

We offer an interesting line-up of programs tailored specifically for your group:

  • “Earth Days” (whole school programs)
  • Ecology Expeditions
  • In-service Workshops
  • Site Development Projects
  • Wilderness Animal Lectures

Learn more: Special Program Details (pdf)

BOCES Cooperative Service Agreements

Through our relationship with Erie 1 and Erie 2 BOCES, we are happy to offer schools the option to receive a partial reimbursement of the program fees for each program run throughout the school year.

Reimbursements are issued by the State at year’s end, and neither Earth Spirit nor BOCES controls the amount or the distribution of said reimbursement. The State determines the amount of the reimbursement based on the “BOCES aid formula” that includes free school lunch numbers and average income of District families. Reimbursements of 62-82% may be realized. 

Please contact us for more information or with any questions you may have!

Erie 1 BOCES CoServ Agreement: click here(pdf) for special pricing arrangements through our partnership with Erie 1 BOCES.

Erie 2 BOCES CoServ Agreement: click here(pdf) for special pricing arrangements through our partnership with Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES.