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Nature Trivia Night

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
It’s a cornucopia of questions about nature, wildlife, the environment and all things green– even frogs. Which nocturnal animal plays dead, emitting a putrid smell to escape its predators? What popular nocturnal creature’s droppings can actually be used as a fertilizer? Gather around the computer and vie for prizes in our live Zoom trivia event. Small prizes will also be awarded to first, second, and third place teams. Teams can consist of 1-6 players.

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

October 3
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 31, 2020
From the colorful autumn leaves to the fresh snow of winter to the budding flowers of spring and summer, discover the beauty and wonder along our trails in every season through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family to complete the activities inside. Dive into a different theme and collect a new explorer badge each week. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between…

The Wildlife Clinic: A Virtual Tour

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our Wildlife Clinic treats thousands of injured, orphaned, and sick animals every year.  Join us for a virtual behind-the-scenes tour with our Wildlife Rehabilitation team with Director Chris Strub  and Assistant Director Liz Ellmann. Our clinic, the only one in Philadelphia, has handled over 150 different species, everything from tiny hummingbirds to massive snapping turtles. Chris and Liz will answer all your questions about how you can champion wildlife and rehabilitation in the region.

Roxborough’s River and Water: A History

October 15 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
For almost 100 years the Roxborough Pumping Station, just above the Flat Rock Dam, was a landmark on the Schuylkill River, pumping water into two reservoirs on high ground to serve the city’s northwestern section. In this illustrated talk, Adam Levine, historian for Philadelphia Water, reveals why the system was built, how it worked, why it was abandoned, and its ultimate dereliction and demolition in 2011. River pollution and flooding, drownings, water filtration, the revitalization of the reservoirs as parkland,…
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