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Winter Tracking Workshop (WS 4) ’18

Sunday, February 25, 1-4 pm

Workshop 4 of WINTER OUTDOOR SKILLS ADVENTURE WEEKEND

WINTER SPECIAL: Register & prepay 2 adults & bring 3rd person for FREE!

Register & Prepay Here for Winter Tracking

Winter Tracking

Have you ever been in the woods and wonder “who’s been here?” Join us for the art and science of tracking. Learn how to read signs and tell the stories of the landscape and learn terminology so you can have a common language for wildlife conservation efforts. In our tracking classes, throughout the year, beginner and expert trackers come together and are immersed in ancient and modern teachings. Explore your understanding of the natural world through the eyes of a tracker. Bring your field guides, journal and sense of wonder.

There’s no better teacher than experience…learn and practice,
* the 5 arts of tracking;
* the art of questioning;
* 3 perspectives of tracking;
* mind’s eye training;
* field journaling!

For Adults, Teens, Families
$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)

WINTER OUTDOOR SKILLS ADVENTURE WEEKEND–SCHEDULE

Saturday, 2/24 & Sunday, 2/25

Sat, 9-12: Winter Shelter Building
Sat, 1-4: WinterFire

* Maybe stay overnight in a tent or shelter you built…$10/person; rustic cabin…$20/person (very limited space)

Sun, 9-12: Ice Safety
Sun, 1-4: Winter Tracking

VISIT WINTER OUTDOOR SKILLS ADVENTURE WEEKEND FOR ALL THE DETAILS

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Winter Outdoor Skills Adventure Weekend ’18 Day 2

SPECIAL WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS for Skiers/Snowboarders, Snowmobilers, Ice Fishermen, Skaters, Hunters, Hikers, Outdoor Enthusiasts & Anyone Who Loves Being Outdoors in the Winter!

A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops

Saturday, February 24 & Sunday, February 25, 2018

(These Weekends of Workshops fill quickly, so be sure to register ASAP.)

4 Workshops! Attend all, some or just one!

Register & Prepay Here for All 4 Workshops & Save 10%
Join us at Earthwork Programs to learn new bushcraft techniques and practice very old traditional wilderness skills of our ancestors

For families, adults & teens

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

Saturday
9:00-12:00 Winter Shelter Building WS 1
1:00-4:00 WinterFire WS 2

Sunday
9:00-12:00 Ice Safety WS 3
1:00-4:00 Winter Tracking WS 4

CLICK HERE TO SEE WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & TO REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS

For specific questions, call 413-340-1161

 

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

tentThere may be an opportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night if there is enough interest!

* Bring own tent & supplies–$10/person

You can set up your tent in our big field – an 8-acre field of mowed grass. It is a short walk from there up to the main lodge where you can use the kitchen and dining room (the water is shut off during the winter).
REGISTER for CAMPING

* Rustic cabins w/bunkbeds (bring own linens/sleeping bags)–$20/person (limited spots)

Both cabins have electricity. If it is cold, there is a space heater available. They are very plain, like a backyard shed. The bunks are metal camp-style with foam mattresses, but we have multiple mattresses if you want to stack them for more comfort. You will need to bring your own sleeping bags. Both cabins are just a few steps from the lodge where you can use the kitchen and dining room (the water is shut off during the winter).
— Fox Cabin has two bunkbeds to sleep 4 people.
— Eagle Cabin is larger and can accommodate 6 people in 3 bunkbeds.
REGISTER for CABIN

The bathroom and shower facilities are not available during the winter.
heated.

Bouchard Lodge

The Lodge is a rustic multi-purpose camp building.

The kitchen has a commercial gas range, several refrigerators, 2 sinks (water is not available during the winter), and a microwave. It is fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils, plates, cups, etc.  We just ask that you clean up after yourselves and recycle into the appropriate containers.

The dining area is very flexible. We have folding tables and chairs that you can use as needed, a small nature library for reference, and a cabinet of board games. There is an old tv and a pile of videotapes that you are welcome to use.

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE MID FEBRUARY

 

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Winter Tracking Workshop

WINTER is a great season to learn and practice animal tracking!

Have you ever been in the woods and wonder “who’s been here?” Join us for the art and science of tracking. Learn how to read signs and tell the stories of the landscape and learn terminology so you can have a common language for wildlife conservation efforts. In our tracking classes, throughout the year, beginner and expert trackers come together and are immersed in ancient and modern teachings. Explore your understanding of the natural world through the eyes of a tracker. Bring your field guides, journal and sense of wonder.

There’s no better teacher than experience…learn and practice,
* the 5 arts of tracking;
* the art of questioning;
* 3 perspectives of tracking;
* mind’s eye training;
* field journaling!

For Adults, Teens, Families
$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)

 

REGISTER FOR WINTER TRACKING

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Homeschool Programs–Fall Session

FALL SESSION: 12 weeks (FRIDAYS–mid September through early December, skip Friday after Thanksgiving)

HERON HOMESCHOOL
Heron is our signature program, taking place on Larch Hill Conservation Area in Amherst for more than 15 years. Hundreds of students have taken the challenge of the Heron, and have developed their nature awareness and wilderness living skills.

Curriculum covered is seasonal according to the natural laws and cycles of nature. For the development of wilderness living skills, it is necessary that we follow the rhythms of the Earth by harvesting materials and creating our earthen wares in the proper season.

WHO: Ages 7 and up
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL HERON

 

SWIFT EAGLE HOMESCHOOL
In the Heron Program, we began a foundation of learning nature awareness and wilderness living skills. The Swift Eagle Program introduces many new skills and adventures while building on the foundations of the Heron Program.

WHO: Preteens & Teens
WHERE: Amherst, Massachusetts
WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
HOW MUCH: $670-$850/12-week FALL session (INCLUDES JOURNAL/HANDBOOK); 50% is due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after start of Program (payment plan is available)

REGISTER FOR FALL SWIFT EAGLE

 Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions

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Seeing through the Eyes of Animals (Tracking) (WS 1)

$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)
If you plan to attend all 5 Workshops, PREPAY & SAVE 10%

Register 2 adults for this Workshop (& prepay $100), and your third person is FREE!

This is the 1st Workshop of our Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills WEEKEND GETAWAY!

SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF ANIMALS (Tracking)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRACKING

Have you ever been in the woods and wonder “who’s been here?”

Are you someone looking for professional tracking services? Need to educate your staff or team?

Join us for the art and science of tracking. Since 1999, we have had workshops and field classes; in recent years, we’ve added slide shows and video tutorials.

Learn how to read signs and tell the stories of the landscape and learn terminology so you can have a common language for wildlife conservation efforts.

BE SURE TO REGISTER & PAY EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT

Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills WEEKEND GETAWAY!
Sat, 5/20, 9:00-12:00, Seeing through the Eyes of Animals (Tracking)
Sat, 5/20, 1:00-4:00, Wild Edibles & Medicinals
Sat, 5/20, 6:00-9:00, Storytelling & Night Navigation
Sun, 5/21, 9:00-12:00, The Art of Fire
Sun, 5/21, 1:00-4:00, Intro to Wilderness Survival

STAYING FOR MORE WORKSHOPS?

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

Opportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night!
* Bring own tent & supplies OR make a shelter–$5/person

REGISTER FOR CAMPING
* Rustic cabin-$8/person (limited space)

REGISTER FOR CABIN

both options have full use of the kitchen, showers & toilets
NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING BEFORE MAY 10

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Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills Weekend Getaway! 5 Workshops

GETAWAY from it all! And come back to Nature!

A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops

Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21

(These Weekends of Workshops fill quickly, so be sure to register ASAP.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL 5 WORKSHOPS & SAVE 10%

(if you want to register for individual workshops, see button below)

Join us at Earthwork Programs to learn new bushcraft techniques and practice very old traditional wilderness skills of our ancestors.

For Families, Adults & Teens

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

Saturday

Sat, 9:00-12:00, Seeing through the Eyes of Animals (Tracking) (WS 1)

Sat, 1:00-4:00, Wild Edibles & Medicinals (WE1, WS 2)

Sat, 6:00-9:00, The Art of Storytelling & Night Navigation (WS 3)

Sunday

Sun, 9:00-12:00, The Art of Fire (WS 4)
Sun, 1:00-4:00, Introduction to Wilderness Survival (WS 5)

CLICK HERE TO SEE WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & TO REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS

All Workshops are $50/Workshop/Adult, $30/Workshop/Child prepaid; add $10 if pay day of. SAVE 10% BY REGISTERING FOR ALL 5 WORKSHOPS (SEE BUTTON ABOVE).

SPECIAL SPRING DEAL–REGISTER & PREPAY FOR 2 PEOPLE AND 3RD PERSON COMES FREE!

For specific questions, call 413-340-1161

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

Opportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night!
* Bring own tent & supplies OR make a shelter–$5/person

REGISTER FOR CAMPING
* Rustic cabin-$8/person (limited space)

REGISTER FOR CABIN

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING/CABIN BEFORE EARLY MAY

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Wilderness Outdoor Adventure Bobcat Monthly Program

For new and returning students. Enjoy a monthly day of fun and hands-on experience with wilderness skills: wildlife tracking, primitive fire making, shelter building, plant identification, scout invisibility and more. Plenty of outdoor adventure.

WHO: Ages 8+
WHERE: Conway and other Locations in the Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts
WHEN: Saturdays, March 25, April 22, May 27
HOW MUCH:
$65-$75/class, sliding scale

 

REGISTER FOR BOBCAT PROGRAM



My son participates in a weekly afterschool program and summer camps with Earthworks. Anything Earthworks is his favorite thing to do. Earthworks provides a perfect balance of learning, fun, and self-discovery that leaves my son feeling happier, smarter, and more fulfilled. When he is out in the woods with the Earthworks staff, he gets to experience the best of himself, and that leads to a sense of serenity and self-confidence that carries over into his life at home and at school. We feel lucky to have such an amazing program in our community. WolfQuest-Amherst Parent

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Winter Tracking Workshop (WS 4)

Sunday, February 26, 1-4 pm

Workshop 4 of WINTER OUTDOOR SKILLS ADVENTURE WEEKEND

Have you ever been in the woods and wonder “who’s been here?” Join us for the art and science of tracking. Learn how to read signs and tell the stories of the landscape and learn terminology so you can have a common language for wildlife conservation efforts. In our tracking classes, throughout the year, beginner and expert trackers come together and are immersed in ancient and modern teachings. Explore your understanding of the natural world through the eyes of a tracker. Bring your field guides, journal and sense of wonder.

There’s no better teacher than experience…learn and practice,
* the 5 arts of tracking;
* the art of questioning;
* 3 perspectives of tracking;
* mind’s eye training;
* field journaling!

For Adults, Teens, Families
$50/adult, $30/child with adult prepaid (add $10/person if pay day of)

REGISTER FOR WINTER TRACKING

WINTER OUTDOOR SKILLS ADVENTURE WEEKEND–SCHEDULE

Saturday, 2/25 & Sunday, 2/26

Sat, 9-12: Winter Shelter
Sat, 1-4: WinterFire

* Stay overnight in a tent or shelter you built…$5/person; rustic cabin…$8/person (very limited space)

Sun, 9-12: Ice Safety
Sun, 1-4: Winter Tracking

FOUR WILDERNESS SKILLS WORKSHOPS–2 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday!

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Winter Outdoor Skills Adventure Weekend–4 Workshops

SPECIAL WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS FOR SKIERS, SNOWMOBILERS, ICE FISHERMEN, SKATERS, HUNTERS, HIKERS, OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS & ANYONE WHO LOVES BEING OUTDOORS IN THE WINTER!

A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops

Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26

(These Weekends of Workshops fill quickly, so be sure to register ASAP.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL 4 WORKSHOPS & SAVE 10%

(if you want to register for individual workshops, see link below)

Join us at Earthwork Programs to learn new bushcraft techniques and practice very old traditional wilderness skills of our ancestors.

For Families, Adults & Teens

All Workshops are in Conway, MA

Saturday
9:00-12:00 Winter Shelter WS 1
1:00-4:00 WinterFire WS 2

Sunday
9:00-12:00 Ice Safety WS 3
1:00-4:00 Winter Tracking WS 4

CLICK HERE TO SEE WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & TO REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS

For specific questions, call 413-340-1161

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

There may be an opportunity to stay overnight on the land on Saturday night if there is enough interest!
* Bring own tent & supplies OR make a shelter–$5/person

REGISTER FOR CAMPING
* Rustic cabin-$8/person (limited space)

REGISTER FOR CABIN

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CAMPING/CABIN BEFORE MID FEBRUARY

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Wildlife Tracking Walk

Wildlife Tracking Presentation & Walk

Have you ever been in the woods and wondered “who’s been here?” Learn how to see, read and interpret the stories of the forest and the animals who are all around us.

 The presentation on February 8 (@ River Valley Market in Northampton) will uncover the secrets of:

  • the 5 arts of tracking
  • identifying clear print tracks
  • sign tracking (the clues animals leave behind that tells the stories of their passing through)
  • foot morphology

By the end of the slideshow, you will know what questions to ask yourself. You will have a foundation to be able to interpret what you’re seeing, and you’ll be able to use these tools whenever you’re in the wilderness!

Then, join us for our walk today where we implement these skills in the forest with a community of like-minded people who are immersed in ancient and modern teachings.

Bring your field guides, journal and sense of wonder!

REGISTER FOR TRACKING WALK

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