Bring a snack, water, and appropriate shoes and clothing for the weather. Please do not bring pets to these workshops.

Backyard Birding

Wednesday, June 21st at 10:00am
Location: The Park at Seven Devils (157 Seven Devils Rd)
Birding is an activity that can be done by anyone at any age. Most birders start out by identifying common birds found at their backyard bird feeders. During this workshop you will learn how to point out key characteristics such as size, coloration, and activity, that can help you identify common backyard bird species, specifically species that visit bird feeders. By using applications like Audubon and Merlin, along with identification guides, you will be able to use those key characteristics to help you identify common species found here in the High Country. Binoculars are not required, but highly recommended, and there will be a quick lesson on how to properly use binoculars.

Leave No Trace

Monday, July 10th at 10:00am
Location: The Park at Seven Devils (157 Seven Devils Rd)

Leave No Trace, or LNT are 7 principles that help us create a more sustainable outdoor environment for everyone to enjoy and learn from. During this program you will learn the 7 Leave No Trace Principles and how to practice each principle when you are outdoors. You will get to make your own take-home Leave No Trace booklet to keep in your hiking bag, and practice sustainable ways to implement these principles in your everyday outdoor life through ethical thinking programs that will help you understand why these principles are so important to our ecosystems.

Black Bears

Wednesday, August 16th at 10:00am
Location: Seven Devils Town Hall (157 Seven Devils Rd)
The August 16th Black Bear program in the Seven Devils Town Hall will be held by Ranger Hembree and will last approximately 30mins. The topics we will be covering in this workshop include general information relating to biometrics, examples being height, weight, and behavior patterns, etc. and how they change with increasing age. Prevention methods for both backcountry and rural settings, alongside what to do if you encounter a bear in either settings will be covered during this presentation as well!