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Ask a Naturalist

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Every week until July 27, 2020
Have you ever wondered how birds find their way to their migration grounds? Or why ants follow one another to the tiniest crumb of food? From the completely ordinary to the incredibly bizarre, nature sparks us to ask questions…and we’re here to provide answers. Join us each week as we answer questions submitted by you. Submit your questions by the end of day Sunday and then tune in via Facebook Live.

Hotter, Wetter, Weirder: Philadelphia and Climate Change

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
While everyone knows that climate change impacts polar bears and rainforests, what’s happening here in Philadelphia? What changes have we already seen– and what will our weather look like in 2050? What will happen to our rivers, our summers, our airport? You’ll be surprised by the data and trends. Mike Weilbacher, the Schuylkill Center’s director, has assembled this must-see illustrated talk on our coming weather, showing how it will be hotter, wetter, and weirder– while taking your questions. Mike’s been…

Virtual Schuylkill Saturdays

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week for 12 weeks
Looking for a place to explore the natural environment with your family? Every Saturday, we’ll bring you the joy of climbing a tree, discovering bugs and sparking curiosity about the outdoors all from the convenience of home. Dive into a new topic each week with one of our environmental educators on Facebook Live. At the end, you’ll have an activity to continue your nature exploration at home.  

Night of the Living Moths

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
It’s National Moth Week– who knew!– a time set aside to celebrate this surprisingly diverse and amazingly successful group of insects. While their butterfly cousins get all the press, moths are very important pollinators, with maybe 500,000 species worldwide. They come in a  dazzling array of colors, some incredibly bright, others unbelievable camouflage. Master naturalist and “moth-er” Kris Soffa introduces us to these extraordinary creatures, sharing examples of them while answering all your questions. You’ll never see moths the same.

Virtual Schuylkill Saturdays

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week for 3 weeks
Looking for a place to explore the natural environment with your family? Every Saturday, we’ll bring you the joy of climbing a tree, discovering bugs and sparking curiosity about the outdoors all from the convenience of home. Dive into a new topic each week with one of our environmental educators on Facebook Live. At the end, you’ll have an activity to continue your nature exploration at home.  

The Story of Plastic: A Film Conversation

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The new film THE STORY OF PLASTIC​ takes a sweeping look at the crisis of plastic pollution and its effect on both people and planet. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, mountains  of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. With engaging original animation, archival footage beginning in the ‘30s, and first-person accounts, the film shines a bright light on an…
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