ECOcentric Lecture Series: Observing Spring Songbird Migration

ECOcentric Lecture Series | Get out of your head and into nature!

Spreading ecological awareness, fostering environmental literacy, and inspiring activation.

Ecocentric is defined as having a serious concern for environmental issues. It is a mindset that values the entire environment and all life within rather than only what is useful to humans. In other words, it is a deliberate shift toward the balance that can be achieved when we make nature our center rather than ourselves.

The human experience is heightened when we nurture our fundamental relationship with the earth. As we navigate a rapidly changing world, fighting ecological unconsciousness will be paramount to our success and sustainability as a species. Join us in this series as we learn more
about the natural world and explore the actions we can all take at home to seek harmony with nature.

Through a variety of educational lectures and immersive field experiences with WCT staff and professionals, adults will gain a holistic foundation in four major conservation topics: birds and wildlife, regenerative farming, watersheds, and habitat stewardship. Students will gain a sense of ecological awareness and feel empowered to enact change in their own lives.


ECOcentric Lecture Series: Observing Spring Songbird Migration

Bird banding is a powerful scientific tool in bird conservation, allowing us to study seasonal and long-term population patterns as well as species abundance and diversity of birds using Rushton Woods Preserve and Farm throughout the year. Over the past 14 years of its operation, staff of Rushton Woods Banding Station have banded over 19,000 birds of 104 species. For this field experience, students will observe the entire banding process first-hand while viewing a variety of wild birds up-close and learning about the marvels of migration. We will also tour the Preserve to gain an understanding of the actions we take to improve and provide habitat for migratory and nesting birds.
Bring your binoculars if you have them; we’ll give tips for observing spring migration in your backyard!

Price: $35
Style: In-field experience. Please dress accordingly.


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Apr 20 2024


8:00 am - 10:00 am




Rushton Woods Preserve & Farm
911 Delchester Rd, Newtown Square, PA


Willistown Conservation Trust