You can hire Stewart to lead a walk with any nature theme for any type of group or as a private guide
Programs can be tailored for any age group from pre-school to high school, college to grad school or non-school groups. Stewart exceptionally knowledgeable about our community of forest organisms and has a gift for sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with a wide range groups. He can lead a professional development group of field ecologists, your house of worship group or your yoga group. He can share his expertise with the experts or with the novice, or with a mixed background knowledge level group. He can work with any age group, any cultural group or groups of mixed ages, levels and backgrounds.
Those who want to know about an organism that Stewart hasn’t pointed out, can usually get its name, often both common and scientific names, and at least a bit of its story. Students will also be the eyes and ears (sometimes even the noses) and will be active partners in the exploration. Stewart always works to incorporate an element of stewardship, and Stewart will share a bit of what we can do to preserve and promote regrowth of the ecological community as it was before non-aboriginal cultures started radically changing and controlling the natural landscape. Participants are invited to “thank” the ecosystem for sharing with some act of stewardship.
Walks could be at any natural area, or even along a sidewalk in your neighborhood, or an alley downtown. There is nature everywhere!
The following is a list of themes that you could ask Stewart to lead a walk on, or you could come up with your own theme to request a walk or a talk on. While Stewart can do indoor presentations, his especially enjoys giving his presentations as a guide in the real thing: Nature Itself!
You can ask for a walk or presentation of any length of time, but the length of time that works best will depend on the audience, the theme and the route. For pre-school and kindergarten groups a typical good attention span may be an hour, but with Stewart’s enthusiasm and his ability to expose them to the fascination of nature, that can often be expanded beyond the norm. For elementary school groups a typical good attention span may be an hour and a half, but again with Stewart’s enthusiasm, and wealth of information and ability to find fascinating subject matter, that can easily be expanded to 2 hours or more.
College age and adult groups could be engaged through an all day hike or adventure, but sometimes an hour and a half to two hours works better.
Intertidal Beach Life and Marine Invertebrates at Low Tide
Insects and Terrestrial Invertebrates
Owls and other Raptors by Day
Night Hike with the Owls
Wild Plants! – Indigenous (native) and Immigrant (alien)
Butterflies and Moths
Slugs, Snails and Worms
Reptiles and Amphibians
Waterfowl to Harbor Seals and Eagles – Life Observed from the Seashore