Teaching the essence of life
We've developed a series of programs focusing on self-sufficiency, simplicity and sustainable living. These valuable skills benefit the environment and foster self-confidence.
The backbone of our work is in the continual exploration of natural habitats. We've a number of programs that allow us to delve deeply into the world around us and appreciate the wonders therein.
Saturday, July 11 - 7:00 to 9:00pm at West Falls Park. Enjoy an interpretive stroll through the woods and along the creek at dusk, one of the most active times of day as diurnal creatures wind down and nocturnal critters begin to rouse.
Saturday, July 25 - 9:00am to 11:30am at Knox Farm State Park. We'll be seeking out the flighted creatures of the open field, be they insect or avian. From butterflies to birds, there are many species that fill the morning with activity.
Introduction to Herbal Concoctions
Saturday, August 1 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm at the Roycroft Campus Power House. A hands-on workshop in which students will become acquainted with incorporating common herbs into simple preparations for body care and overall general health.
Brown-headed Cowbirds are perhaps unfairly tagged as a destructive parasite. When one understands this bird's evolutionary association with the constantly migrating Bison of the Midwest, the Cowbird's reproductive behavior makes complete sense in terms of energy requirements coupled with the need to produce offspring. Click below to gain a fuller picture on the Brown-headed Cowbird's unique survival strategy.