With 50 years of experience in education and the environment, Ron and Liz will guide your exploration of the biological riches of the Allegheny Plateau. They will custom design an ecotour, outdoor class, or nature program to meet the needs and objectives of your family, group or organization.
Hiking / Biking / Mountain Biking / Cross-country skiing / Snowshoeing
Natural history and local lore is the emphasis during each activity, which last approximately 2 hours. Activities can be extended to a half or full day. Groups are limited to 6 participants so that you can move softly through forest and stream. This increases the likelihood of seeing and hearing more wildlife, and minimizes any negative impacts to the environment.
Stream Critter Search / Disappearing Act / Flowers, Feathers, Scales and Tails / Wetlands are Wild
Focused on field identification skills, aquatic life and other nature subjects, classes last approximately 1-1/2 hours and are limited to small groups (10 participants or less). The instruction is personalized and hands-on. The classes are designed with families in mind but can be tailored for specific age groups.
Bats, Bugs and Boxes / The Alien Invasion / Native Flowers, Naturally / The Night Shift
For larger groups or organizations, slide presentations on nature topics ranging from amphibians to zebra mussels are available. They can be tailored for families or specific age groups.
Native Plants & Nature Products
Create wildlife habitat in your own backyard with Liz and Rons help. They grow native plants from local seed and construct nursery boxes for various species. Their demonstration nursery is open by appointment only. Please call ahead to arrange a visit.
Reservations are required for all activities.
Ron Boyer & Liz McDowell
283 Elk Ridge Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536
Phone: (301) 895-3686