Bird Language Workshop with Ben Riseman

July_08_11_Gardens_spring-2Bird Language is a full-sensory and a whole-self approach to studying birds and wildlife. By studying the calls, postures and other behaviors of birds, the attentive, trained observer can deduce the location of predators and other forces on the landscape. One can also develop insight to their own impact on the environment and the creatures who inhabit it.


This workshop is open to birders, naturalists and meditators of all experience levels who enjoy slowing down and quietly observing nature for long durations of time. The workshop is equal parts training and meditative exercise. It offers a balance between individually-focused activities and group-participation, to maximize learning and engagement.

Ben Riseman

About the facilitator:  Ben Riseman has 18 years of experience in tracking and bird language.  Ben has worked for the Vermont Wilderness School as a board member, instructor, and staff member of the annual Art of Mentoring workshop.

Date: Saturday, May 6th,  9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:  On the grounds of the Winston Prouty Center (formerly the Austine School Campus) in Brattleboro, VT

Cost: $15 – 25 (Sliding Scale). Advance registration strongly recommended. Limited to 10 participants.  Register by completing the form below and paying in the box at right. —>

Age:  Intended for adults.  Youth are encouraged to participate, but must be able to sit still and engage fully. Suggested limit would be no younger than 11 years of age.

Physical Limitations: Anyone participating should preferably be able to walk freely in an outdoor environment, uneven ground, and possibly rocky pathways. We may be able to accommodate for people with a wheelchair, walker, crutches or other situations, since the primary activity involves sitting and observing. These participants should indicate these limitations in advance of the club meetings to allow facilitators to plan accordingly.

For more information: Contact Ben Riseman: benriseman@gmail.com