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The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

215-482-7300|| http://www.schuylkillcenter.org

Upcoming Events

October 2018
$10

Halloween Hikes & Hayrides

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Our annual Halloween festival—a family favorite—includes a signature hike through our candlelit forest to meet friendly nocturnal animals. The animals will delight you with tales and treats in a beautiful evening forest. After your hike, enjoy hayrides, craft activities, and food truck offerings for dinner. End the night with s’mores by the campfire.

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Free

Wellness Saturdays: Mindfulness in Nature

October 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Mindfulness is our ability to focus on the present moment while acknowledging our feelings and thoughts. Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness can lead to positive effects on our physical and mental well-being.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

October 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Grab your hiking boots for a naturalist-led exploration with your little ones. We’ll gather in the Discovery Center for a short introduction and craft before hitting the trails for guided exploration and discovery.

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$10

Halloween Hikes & Hayrides

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Our annual Halloween festival—a family favorite—includes a signature hike through our candlelit forest to meet friendly nocturnal animals. The animals will delight you with tales and treats in a beautiful evening forest. After your hike, enjoy hayrides, craft activities, and food truck offerings for dinner. End the night with s’mores by the campfire.

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November 2018
Free

Nature Play Saturdays

November 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Bring your family for a hike and unstructured nature play with representatives from our NaturePHL program. We’ll climb, explore, and learn more about the many health benefits of outdoor activity.

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$40

Mammal Merit Badge

November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Come take advantage of this opportunity for your Scout to earn the Mammal Merit Badge. Scouts will learn how the animal kingdom is classified, monitor a tracking pit, and construct a bat box to take home. A workbook will be provided. Requirement 3 should be completed PRIOR to the program. Pre-registration is required. Call (215) 482-7300 or follow the link below to register. Registration will close one week prior to the program.

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Day-off Camp: Fall Colors

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Let’s take to the trails and experience the beauty of the forest in autumn. We’ll collect materials from the field to create our own nature journals, using the beautiful fall colors for artistic inspiration.

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Meigs Award: Stacy Levy

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

We are thrilled to present the 2018 Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award, our highest honor, to renowned environmental artist and sculptor Stacy Levy.

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Love Your Park: A Special Restoration Volunteer Workday

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the Center’s property, connecting with nature, and making new friends.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

November 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Grab your hiking boots for a naturalist-led exploration with your little ones. We’ll gather in the Discovery Center for a short introduction and craft before hitting the trails for guided exploration and discovery.

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Day-off Camp: Camouflage

November 12 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Learn how to blend into the landscape. We’ll sharpen our observational skills with awareness games in the field. Once our senses have adapted to our surroundings, we’ll use the nature around us to camouflage ourselves and become “unseen.”

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Nature Preschool Open House

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Take a peek inside our preschool and kindergarten classrooms, meet the teachers, and learn about the curriculum, philosophy, and values that guide this unique program.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

November 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Discover the Schuylkill Center with our free event every Saturday. We’ll gather in our Visitor Center before hitting the trails for a guided exploration.

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Day-off Camp: Fun with Fire

November 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Together we’ll learn about fire safety, build our structure, ignite the fire, and enjoy its warmth while working on a project using fire as our tool. The day ends with one of our favorite bonfire sweet treats… banana boats!

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Day-off Camp: Knights of Nature

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Become a protector of the forest, fully equipped with armor and sword. We’ll learn about medieval symbols thought to hold magical powers. Once we have selected our symbol, we’ll design and forge our own cardboard armor and swords. Then it’s off to battle.

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Free

Wellness Saturdays: Yoga

November 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Start off the morning with a gentle walk and beginner yoga on our trails with teacher Kelly Miller.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

November 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Grab your hiking boots for a naturalist-led exploration with your little ones. We’ll gather in the Discovery Center for a short introduction and craft before hitting the trails for guided exploration and discovery.

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December 2018

Birdseed Sale

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Save on birdseed, seed mixes, and suet—in quantities from 4 to 50 lb. bags. Members receive 20% off birdseed and non-members receive 10% off birdseed. To ensure you get the quantity you need, place an order in advance by calling 215-482-7300 by Friday, November 16. While you’re picking up your birdseed, stop in and browse our great selection of bird feeders, birdhouses and nature gifts.

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Free

Nature Play Saturdays

December 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Bring your family for a hike and unstructured nature play with representatives from our NaturePHL program. We’ll climb, explore, and learn more about the many health benefits of outdoor activity.

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Free

Environmental Artist Party

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

The Schuylkill Center is building a network of artists through periodic casual gatherings that give artists the opportunity to connect with each other as well as potential collaborators in other disciplines. The evening will include light refreshments, artist lightning talks (let us know if you want to give one), opportunities to view our winter gallery show, and informal networking opportunities.

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