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Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

December 15 @ 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.

Yards DIY Workshops: Mosaic Making

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
It’s never too late to learn a new skill. Each month will focus on a different topic and will include a take-home project. Beer will be generously provided by Yards Brewery. Cost varies by program. Sign up for one program or all three. Registration required and will close one week prior to each program.

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

December 22 @ 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: Winter Break

December 26 - 28
Spend winter break in the outdoors, exploring our forest, climbing trees and rocks, tracking winter animals, making primitive shelters, even experimenting with snow and ice.

Wellness Saturdays: Mindfulness in Nature

December 29 @ 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

December 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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.

Winter Bird Census

January 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Winter is a great time for bird watching. Birds need to be active and feeding to stay warm, and they become easier to observe along the trails once the leaves fall. Beginners pair up with experienced birders to continue our annual tradition of monitoring the species richness and abundance of birds that winter in our fields and forests. All of the information we collect will be shared with other citizen scientists, helping us understand how our local bird populations change over time. Warm drinks and snacks provided.

Nature Play Saturdays

January 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Want to get outside but don’t know where to start? 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. Meet us at the Tall Trees Playscape behind the Visitor Center and we’ll head out from there. All ages welcome. No registration required. This event recurs every first Saturday of the month. This program is part of NaturePHL, a collaborative program with CHOP that…

Yards DIY Workshop: Herringbone Earrings

January 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
It’s never too late to learn a new skill. The third Tuesday from December to February focuses on a different topic, including a take-home project and beer generously provided by Yards Brewery. Sign up for one program or all three. Registration required and will close one week prior to each program. Cost varies by program.

Day-off Camp: Nature Ninjas

January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Travel silently and unseen through the forest while practicing spatial awareness and navigation skills. Solve nature puzzles and team challenges, go on a series of adventures, and figure out which other animals are active outdoors in the winter.

Restoration Volunteer Workday

January 19, 2019 @ 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. On workdays, volunteers will remove invasive plants, plant native species, and help to improve our trails.

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

January 19, 2019 @ 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.

Giants of the Forest

January 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
During this guided hike, we’ll see some of the biggest trees in our forest—some over 13’ around!  Learn how to identify these trees based on their winter characteristics, such as shape and bark pattern.  As we walk past old fields and ruins of 19th century homesteads, you’ll hear about the history of the land and how human use has influenced our forest. If there is snow cover on the ground, wear warm boots or snowshoes. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.…

Day-off Camp: Master Trackers

January 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Examining tracks can give us lots of clues about the wildlife in our forest. Master the art of tracking as we search for tracks, identify tracks of different native animals, and learn how to interpret track patterns.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Work together as a family to provide service to our community, helping each other to restore our environment and maintain the space we share. This gathering includes past and current Nature Preschool families, with adult and child-centered service projects. We’ll have classroom and trail activities throughout the morning.

Nature Preschool Open House

January 24, 2019 @ 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.

Wellness Saturdays: Forest Bathing

January 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Come experience the forest in a whole new way. Shinrin Yoku, “forest bathing,” combines natural beauty with guided activities designed to open our senses.

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

January 26, 2019 @ 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.

Nature Play Saturdays

February 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Want to get outside but don’t know where to start? 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. Meet us at the Tall Trees Playscape behind the Visitor Center and we’ll head out from there. All ages welcome. No registration required. This event recurs every first Saturday of the month. This program is part of NaturePHL, a collaborative program with CHOP that…

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

February 9, 2019 @ 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.
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