Virtual Instructor Orientation

June 19th, 2020, 10-11:30 am

Share your love of nature. Become an Eagle Eye Instructor!

Eagle Eye has been leading hands-on learning programs in nature with urban youth since 1992, with a vision of a world in which people of all backgrounds are engaged in the care and protection of Earth's resources everyday. Instructors have been an integral part of our work since the very beginning. Instructors include natural resource professionals, environmental educators, science teachers, students, and nature enthusiasts, who share their passion, knowledge, and skills with urban young people who are often just beginning their relationship with nature.

Chris Cato, Green Initiative Project Manager at YouthBuild USA and member of Eagle Eye's Foundation Team, and Cass Pastorelle, Eagle Eye's Program Director, will co-facilitate an online Instructor Orientation on Friday, June 19th. Chris was part of the early Learn About Forests programs at Eagle Eye and has decades of youth development and outdoor leadership experience. The orientation will include opportunities to reflect on our own relationship with the outdoors, learn about the role instructors play as a bridge to nature awareness, and gain tools to engage urban young people in outdoor learning and stewardship.

There is no commitment required to serve as an instructor at this time. We intend the online orientation to be an engaging way to connect with and learn from each other and from Eagle Eye's history doing this work. Let us know if you are interested and available to join us on the 19th, and please share this opportunity with others! You can RSVP to Cass at

Past Events

2nd Annual Alumni Gathering & Annual Board, Staff, Family Retreat

July 22-23, 2017

Calling all alumni! We welcome former youth participants, staff, interns, youth workers, natural resource professionals, volunteers and supporters to reconnect to the spirit of the land and the work of Eagle Eye. This year, we are combining the Alumni Gathering with our longstanding BSF Retreat, so even more connections can be made! You can RSVP with your number of guests by emailing us at We look forward to seeing you there!

Spring Open House - May 7, 2017

Join us for a Spring Open House on Sunday, May 7, 11 am to 2 pm, to learn more about Eagle Eye Institute. We will meet at our 200+ acre forest site in the Berkshires, just 45 minutes west of Northampton. Take a walking tour of the trails and property and enjoy a vegan lunch on us. We welcome potential partners and individuals interested in working with us as interns, volunteers, youth workers or instructors. You may RSVP to the event on Facebook or by emailing us at We look forward to connecting with you!

great-friendly-ambienceKick Off the Season of Giving with Pizza & Bowling - Dec 2

Please join us to celebrate the international day of giving - Giving Tuesday - at Flatbread Pizza (Flatbread Pizza Co., 45 Day St., Somerville) on Tuesday, December 2nd. For every pizza sold between 5pm and11pm (including take out), we will receive 10% of the proceeds. Flatbread pizza is delicious and nutritious, made with local and organic ingredients in a wood-fired oven. Come hungry, buy raffle tickets and play candlepin bowling. It will be a fun-filled night for family and friends!

To check out the menu, make reservations or order take-out visit Flatbread Pizza at Sacco’s Bowl Haven in Davis Square.

To learn more about Giving Tuesday read our blog!

Screen Shot 2013-07-23 at 4.26.39 PM12th Annual Hike-A-Thon - October 18 & 19

Join us for a weekend of hiking all over the U.S.! Hikes are planned in the Middlesex Fells Reservation in Medford, MA, Mt. Kearsarge in Wilmot, NH, Mt. Tom in Holyoke, MA and Mt. Tamalpais in San Francisco, CA. Consider starting your own hike somewhere special.

Register at by Oct 1st! Registration fee with t-shirt is $25.00.

Help us spread the word and get people hiking for urban youth!

7531857792_3eeede9b8aSpot Pond Dinner & Boating - June 26

Join us to kick-off Eagle Eye's 23rd summer of programming!

Enjoy a fun night of kayaking, strolling through the Fells, picnicking and communing with friends on beautiful Spot Pond. Festivities start at 5:45pm and will wrap up around 8pm. Bring family, friends and colleagues!

Suggested Donation: $15 (includes boat rental and dinner from Redbones and Basil Tree).  Free to youth and summer interns!

RSVP to by June 13th! Include the # of individuals who will be kayaking and/or eating dinner, so we can reserve enough boats.