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Join us at Sheep Hill during spring vacation, Tuesday April 21 – Friday April 24 from 9-12! This hands-on program for children in grades K-4 will give participants a chance to explore the various Sheep Hill habitats during early spring. The mornings will be packed with outdoor nature activities, science experiments, hikes, crafts, cooking/baking and more! Wednesday will include a special Earth Day celebration.
Cost: $105, $85 WRLF members.
Ask about our multi-child and multi -program discounts.
Registration form here: Registration form
Parents! bring your preschooler to Sheep Hill for outdoor nature exploration with Kathy Chesney. This four-week program will include outdoor exploration, stories, and crafts. (Time and day will be determined by interest of participants)
Registration is required.
Cost: $45 for 4 sessions, $35 WRLF members. One adult must accompany each two children; five children need to be enrolled for the program to run.
Join WRLF for a Wednesday afternoon nature play and exploration program at Sheep Hill for first to fourth graders.
Five week spring session: April 8 through May 6 – 1:45 to 4:00 PM
Cost: WRLF Members $60 Non-members $75 Cost per session: Members $15 Non-members $18
Pre-registration required. Registration form here: Registration form spring woodchucks
Here’s a unique way to spend a few hours – wood-steaming, hand planing, wood carving, and forging – working together in the WRLF and the Williamstown Historical Museum’s effort to restore an antique horse-drawn work sled donated to the WRLF by long-time Williamstown resident Henry Flynt. These sleds were used to bring logs, firewood, and sap collection barrels out of the woods in the winter and are an important part of our local heritage.
The WRLF has scheduled monthly workdays on Saturdays from 9:30 to 12:30. The remaining scheduled work day is Saturday April 11. Once the weather improves we can schedule additional days and work outside.
Sheep to Shawl Festival featuring sheep shearing, sheep herding, weaving, spinning, artisans and farmers all in celebration of spring and our New England cultural heritage. Food available. More details soon!
We have cancelled this class due to under-enrollment.
If you are interested in a spring preschool nature class, please let us know which day and time of day is best for you. Thanks!
Parents! Bring your preschooler to Sheep Hill for outdoor and nature exploration with Kathy Chesney Thursday mornings from 10-11 AM beginning March 5. The 4-week program will include outdoor exploration, stories and crafts.
Registration Required. $45 for four sessions, $35 for WRLF members. A parent must accompany each two children. Five children need to be enrolled for the program to run.
The WRLF is offering summer programs for children at Sheep Hill. Formal program information is here: 2015 program brochure
Registration form is here:Registration form for summer programs at Sheep Hill
Beginning July 11, stop by Sheep Hill Saturday mornings for informal nature discovery with our summer naturalist.
See information about this position here: summer interpreter position
The WRLF has a number of videos – from a video describing the need for conversation to conversations, hikes, events and programs. It’s a great way to learn more about WRLF!
Just copy and paste the link into your browser to view on YouTube.
WRLF – Importance of Conservation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGilHa19_T8
Sheep Hill programs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfCTIvwjpEQ
Conversations with farmers and artisans at Sheep to Shawl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMxNqi6mjNE
Hike of the Fitch and RRR Brooks Trail – local history hike with Dusty Griffin and Phil McKnight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VL7ELtfup4
Conversation with environmental policy maker, conservationist and WRLF Board member Tom Jorling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBiXoi0sm-Y
Why is conservation important? Use the YouTube link below to hear what community members have to say about the work of the WRLF.