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Scroll down to browse our currently scheduled programs. Our programs require Pre-Registration, so be sure to contact the Sponsoring Organization or New England Discovery as noted in the program description.

Most programs are held outside and some walking is off trail through forests and fields.
To insure your safety and comfort, wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather, and always feel free to contact us ahead of time with any questions or concerns.
Please see our FAQs page for additional information about New England Discovery programs.

New England Discovery offers programs in animal tracking and behavior, nature photography, forest and wetlands exploration to individuals and groups throughout the year.

Scheduled Guided Walks & Nature Programs
Wildlife Tracking Through the Seasons Series
Wildlife Tracking Through The Seasons Series:
                       2024 Classes

Classes are held on one Sunday per month

From September through June

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

At Locations throughout New England

This series with Bob Metcalfe is intended for anyone who would like to improve their wildlife tracking skills and get a more in depth look at the lives of wild animals as the seasons change. Each session will focus on different animals, tracking concepts and methods. Sign up for one class or join us every month. There is much to discover in the New England outdoors. Come join in the adventure !


Click Here for general information about this series

Contact Bob and message "Enroll me" to receive emails about up coming classes.

Coyote Tracks in Snow
Wildlife Tracking Through the Seasons
Special 2 Day Session - Snow Trails


Saturday and Sunday, January 20 and 21, 2024

Blue Vista Motor Lodge

Florida, MA

For Information and registration instructions

Click on this LINK.

Land Navigation 1 - Map and Compass Basics
Land Navigation 1
Map and Compass Basics

Spring 2023 (Dates not yet set)

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Blue Vista Motor Lodge

229 Mohawk Trail 

Florida, MA 

(yes, there IS a Florida in western Massachusetts !)

This 2 day class with Bob Metcalfe will include classroom lessons plus lots of time for outdoor fieldwork to hone your navigation skills. Small class size will allow for individual attention.

You will learn to:

-Properly use your compass

-Take and follow a compass bearing

-Correct for magnetic declination

-Read a USGS Topo Map

-Combine map and compass skills to navigate on trail or in      the wilderness.

Contact Bob with any questions and to be notified of scheduled class dates.

Lodging will be available at Blue Vista Motor Lodge.

Emerald Necklace Wildlife
Emerald Necklace Wildlife


Saturday  May 21, 2022

10:00 AM to Noon

Franklin Park, Boston MA

Join Bob Metcalfe for a Wildlife Tracking Walk to discover wildlife in the city.

This free program is being offered by The Emerald Necklace Conservancy . Contact them for information and to sign up.

or phone: 617-522-2700

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