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Restoration Volunteer Workday

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

Medicinal Plant Workshop

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In this slow-paced walk, clinical herbalist Kelly McCarthy will highlight the medicinal uses of common weeds and trees, covering basic plant identifications and going in-depth about using these plants as medicine.

Halloween Hikes & Hayrides

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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.

Wellness Saturdays: Mindfulness in Nature

October 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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.

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

October 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

Halloween Hikes & Hayrides

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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.

Nature Play Saturdays

November 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

Mammal Merit Badge

November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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.

Day-off Camp: Fall Colors

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.

Meigs Award: Stacy Levy

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We are thrilled to present the 2018 Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award, our highest honor, to renowned environmental artist and sculptor Stacy Levy.

Love Your Park: A Special Restoration Volunteer Workday

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

November 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

Day-off Camp: Camouflage

November 12 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.”

Nature Preschool Open House

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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.

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

November 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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.

Day-off Camp: Fun with Fire

November 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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!

Day-off Camp: Knights of Nature

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.

Wellness Saturdays: Yoga

November 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Start off the morning with a gentle walk and beginner yoga on our trails with teacher Kelly Miller.

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

November 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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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