CORONAVIRUS ALERT. As the Arc does its share during these challenging times, all 2020 events are cancelled. Any Appalachian Forest School Workshop moved into 2021 from 2020 will be postponed until further notice. If you were registered for a 2021 event and have not been contacted, please email info@arcofappalachia.org.

Most of our hiking trails will be kept open to the public in the meantime for you to explore at your own pace and in your own time. Click here for more information.

Nature’s Choir – A Course in Insect Music

August 12-15, 2021

With Musician Lisa Rainsong,  creator of Listening to Insects & Wil Hershberger, Author of Book, CD & Blog: Songs of Insects

Although at first it may seem like you are surrounded by a wall of sound, with instruction your ear will begin to detect individual species making up the orchestra. Each species has its own song – its own pitch, quality and rhythm. Once you learn these songs as .individual species, the days and nights of late summer will never be the same. You will be surrounded by singing friends, grateful for one of the earth’s most magnificent and ancient musical legacies. More Information…

Nature’s Choir – A Course in Insect Music
August 13 – 15, 2021

With Musician Lisa Rainsong,  creator of Listening to Insects & Wil Hershberger, Author of Book, CD & Blog: Songs of Insects

Although at first it may seem like you are surrounded by a wall of sound, with instruction your ear will begin to detect individual species making up the orchestra. Each species has its own song – its own pitch, quality and rhythm. Once you learn these songs as .individual species, the days and nights of late summer will never be the same. You will be surrounded by singing friends, grateful for one of the earth’s most magnificent and ancient musical legacies. More Information…

ABOUT THE APPALACHIAN FOREST SCHOOL

Sponsored by the Arc of Appalachia Preserve system, The Appalachian Forest School is a collection of in-depth multiple day-long residency courses that present a cross-disciplinary view of the Eastern Forest, its natural and evolutionary history, and its globally significant ecology. Field trips are led to forest destinations where large tracts of forest remain intact, offering glimpses of both the unity and regional expressions of the Eastern Forest as a whole.These field trips combine recreational hiking and exploration with stimulating deep-learning. Each Appalachian Forest School event is led by a large collaboration of prestigious field conservationists who are proficient in their region’s natural history, and representing a diversity of academic specialties. Lodging and food are provided.

ABOUT THE APPALACHIAN FOREST SCHOOL

Sponsored by the Arc of Appalachia Preserve system, The Appalachian Forest School is a collection of in-depth multiple day-long residency courses that present a cross-disciplinary view of the Eastern Forest, its natural and evolutionary history, and its globally significant ecology. Field trips are led to forest destinations where large tracts of forest remain intact, offering glimpses of both the unity and regional expressions of the Eastern Forest as a whole.These field trips combine recreational hiking and exploration with stimulating deep-learning. Each Appalachian Forest School event is led by a large collaboration of prestigious field conservationists who are proficient in their region’s natural history, and representing a diversity of academic specialties. Lodging and food are provided.