Are you curious about the natural world? Would you like to deepen your connection to nature alongside other engaged, adult learners? In the Wildlife Tracking and Nature Study program we will spend one weekend per month from October to June exploring unique habitats and ecosystems to get to know the plants, trees, birds, mammals and other living organisms who interact and live there. Through classroom and independent study we will deepen our connection with one another and the plants and wildlife we endeavor to know better. By studying the tracks and signs that wildlife leave behind on the landscape, we’ll gain insight into their behaviors and learn to identify various species. By listening and paying attention to the calls and songs birds make, we’ll gain access to the complex relationships and communication taking place around us in the natural world. Through a variety of practices including journaling, research, games, storytelling and songs to name a few, we’ll grow more connected to nature and each other.
With flexibility in ways to participate, you can choose your naturalist adventure by selecting the commitment level that works for you. Whether you are engaged and present each weekend or choose to add levels of complexity with journals, homework assignments, independent study, monthly community calls and/or an individualized naturalist or tracking project, you can create the experience that supports your learning style and lifestyle. Potluck meals shared each weekend will foster our sense of community and connection.
Steeped in combined decades of naturalist study, Debbie Lyons and Amy Beal, will facilitate group learning experiences in beautiful locations across Northern New England. Special guest educators from White Pine Programs will bring their field specialties to enrich the curriculum.
To learn more about this exciting program, please read our flyer found here.
Program Minimums & Cancellation
To run this program, we require a minimum of 10 participants. At the time of registration, we will ask for a $250 non-refundable deposit. On September 1, 2021, assuming we meet our minimum, we will require either full payment or enrollment in a payment plan. This resource intensive program and the non-refundable deposit supersedes the cancellation policy found in the FAQ section of our website. If we do not meet the minimum of 10 people, we will return all deposits in full by September 15, 2021.
We are offering limited financial aid for this program and highly recommend that if you plan to apply, you do so as early as possible. Financial aid is applied for during the registration process. If you are NOT approved for financial aid, we will refund your full deposit.