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What’s Really Out to Get You (and What’s Not)


Anxiety about "things that might get you" can be a lifelong barrier to outdoors experiences.  Misplaced fear can also distract from recognizing real dangers in your midst.  So we're starting off our new natural history program series with a field exploration of those few things (both biological and environmental) that actually do pose significant danger.  We'll develop a ranking order for real vs. imagined dangers to help you plan for the safest possible outings going forward.

With luck, this class will serve you well in all of your future explorations, and actually put many of your fears to rest.  As we tell the kids in Hidden Villa programs, knowledge is power!

Good to Know

1. Heavy rain cancels, as most class activities take place outdoors.  Dress in layers for variable weather.

2. Classes may involve 1-2 miles of gentle walking.

3. Brief indoor slide presentations will necessitate face masks until further notice.  Masks are optional outdoors. 

Who Is This For?

Motivated students of nature, of any age.  Children 12 and younger need to be accompanied by a registered adult.  


All Classes in the Seasonal Cycles Natural History Series are $30/person.

If you are an individual planning to take 4 classes in the series, you can sign-up for the Seasonal Cycles Natural History Series Bundle on the previous page for $100 for any four classes.