Three Red Trees School of Natural Living offers unique outreach programs for public and private schools, nature centers and community groups.  Each program is 40 to 50 minutes long with up to 25 students.

Presentation Fees:

    $175 per presentation

    Additional same day presentation for $100

    Milage fee of 50 cents (we are based in Litchfield CT)

Wildlife Tracking in New England

Images and Stories of Nature’s Who-Done-Its

This slideshow presentation will introduce attendees to the world of wildlife through the eyes of a local naturalist.  Andy Dobos, naturalist, educator and certified wildlife tracker, will recount tales of personal tracking adventures.  These stories unravel mysteries left in tracks, encounters with wildlife and discoveries of hidden animals living along side each of us. 

Through dramatic stories written in dirt and snow, Andy will illustrate how knowledge of animals adaptations for survival allow us to predict or confirm their actions.  The presentation will also demonstrate the scientific method at work in an informal, exciting and accessible way as observations come together to prove or disprove hypotheses. 

Bring this presentation to your school or community group and reveal how studying nature can be fun, interesting and attainable.

This presentation works best with older students (7th grade and up) and adults. It is 40 to 60 minutes, dependent upon group’s needs and can be presented to very large groups. 

Presentation Fees:

$175 per presentation

Additional same day presentation for $100

Animals and What They Leave Behind

Hands-on Presentation About the Natural World Seen Through the Eyes of a Wildlife Tracker

This hands-on presentation offers students the opportunity to intimately connect with animals through the signs they leave behind. We will share, skulls & bones, feathers, egg shells, plaster casts of animal tracks and images of these animals. Discussion will emphasize the utilization of animal signs to identify the wildlife in one’s backyard. Student’s observation skills will be challenged with questions related to these objects encouraging greater understanding of animal morphology, adaptations and survival.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to provide an intimate, hands on experience!

This presentation can be adapted for any age group from 7 to 107.

Andy Dobos lives in northwestern Connecticut teaching nature skills to all ages.  He has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, was former director of Great Hollow Wilderness School’s Whole Earth Homeschool Program and Nature’s Chorus summer day camp and currently works for Two Coyotes Wilderness School as a Nature Connection Mentor with children of all ages as well as Three Red Trees.  He has also facilitated many workshops at the New England Primitive Skills Gathering, the Maine Primitive Gathering, White Memorial Conservation Center and the Institute for American Indian Studies.  Andy holds a certificate of Advanced Completion for White Pine Programs Tracking Apprenticeship and a Level III Track and Sign Certification from Cybertracker Conservation. 

Ancient Man and the Evolution of Technology

Adaptable to Native American Studies

Three Red Trees will bring to your classroom modern examples of ancient humanities tools and technologies for your students to experience first hand.  Objects such as stone and bone tools, woven plant fibers and hide leather will be available for the students to handle. 

We will cover;

Stone, bone and wood tools and how they are made.

How these tools changed through time with each stage of human evolution, demonstrating the complexity of early humans. 

The use of plants and trees for food, medicine, fibers and dyes.