trustees logoEarthwork Programs and the Trustees of Reservations are collaborating on a couple of family Programs this year!

We are excited to support the Trustees’ mission, and a portion of the proceeds of these Programs will go right back to the Trustees!

Seeing through the Eyes of Animals

CANCELLED Saturday, March 15  

Great for families, adults and teens!
$50 for Trustee Members; $60 for non-Members

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!

The Art of Bird Language & Seeing More Wildlife

Saturday, May 10
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ashfield, MA
Great for families, adults and teens!
$50 for Trustee Members; $60 for non-Members

Did you ever hear the phrase “a little bird told me?” Since the beginning of time, these have been original teachings around the world, and this is a very literal phrase. Learning how to interpret the concentric rings of nature takes practice but through a few key principles (and you don’t have to be a birder), you can learn. By understanding 5 main voices birds, and knowing what foundation behaviors to watch for that differentiate baseline and alarm, you can start to experience a more intimate and very powerful depth of knowing.

In this Workshop, you to will learn the most important tools of how to spot the hidden owl close by, how to know the deer or bobcat are around you while camouflaged and how to spot the fox before it notices your presence. Imagine the possibility of what you will see around you wherever you go. You will truly see a whole new world.

“You do not have to be a birder to learn this skill; it is all principle based and you can start using it right away. Read my blog to learn more about The Secret to Seeing Wildlife with Bird Language!”Frank Grindrod, Earthwork Programs Director