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On the Edge: Environmental Art for a Changing Planet: The Fourth Annual Richard L.  James Lecture

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Environmental art, by its nature, explores the far edge of both art and the environmental movement. As climate change becomes a part of daily reality, environmental art is evolving to respond. Artist Mary Mattingly presents the James Lecture on the emerging edge of environmental art.

Inhabiting the Edge: WetLand

January 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mary Mattingly’s WetLand is a mobile, sculptural habitat and public space constructed to explore resource interdependency and climate change in urban centers. In this gallery show, get an inside look at the project, and the work of many collaborators who brought WetLand to life.


January 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Play and learn with parent-child nature activities inspired by the world around us. We’ll search for animal tracks, make arts and crafts, and play in the all-natural Tall Trees Playscape.

January Birdseed Sale

January 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Choose from various sizes and types of birdseed including: black oil sunflower, safflower, ultimate mix (includes dried cherries), conservation mix, corn on the cob, niger seed, and lots more.


January 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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It’s fun for the little ones every Saturday morning.

Saturday Wellness Walk

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every month on the last Saturday until February 28, 2015
Get out of the house and stretch those legs with an invigorating walk along the Schuylkill Center’s beautiful trails.

Giants of the Forest

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Take a guided hike to see the largest trees in our forest, some with a circumference of over 12 feet. Gain a historical perspective of the land while learning how these trees escaped harvest during a time dominated by agriculture and logging.

Winter Tracking & Survival

February 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bring your coats, gloves, and hats and hike through the forest blanketed in winter.

For Girl Scouts: Owl Prowl

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
It’s an evening of owls, specially for Girl Scouts!

Monday Restoration Volunteer Workday

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Get some fresh air and exercise while helping maintain the beauty and biodiversity of our forest.

Day-off Camp: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come join is on a trip to John Heinz national wildlife refuge, the largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania.

Day-Off Camp: Ringing Rocks Park

February 16 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
An amazing state park not far from Pennsylvania is home to the famous “ringing rocks.” Strike it with a hammer and the toll out like bells.

Organic Soil Sale

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Buy soil for your garden directly from the Schuylkill Center! Organic Mechanics soils are 100% organic, use locally sourced ingredients, and are one of the few peat-free garden soils available. Peat bogs are unique ecosystems, similar to wetlands, and one of the biggest stores of carbon and greenhouse emissions on the planet. Although peat is a common ingredient in soil mixes, current use is unsustainable because the bogs are harvested rapidly, but take hundreds of years to replace, growing just millimeters…

Saturday Restoration Volunteer Workday

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Third Saturdays of the month
Get some fresh air and exercise while helping maintain the beauty and biodiversity of our forest. Be a steward of the land by helping us remove invasive plants, plant native species, and clean up trails.

Toad Detour Volunteer Orientation

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Each spring Toad Detour volunteers shepherd thousands of toads safely across Port Royal Ave. as they travel to and from their breeding grounds. If you'd like to help with this year's Detour, join us for this orientation.

Creature Comfort: A Celebration of the Clinic

February 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Celebrate the Wildlife Clinic—and the people who make it run. Meet the clinic’s staff and key volunteers, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how the clinic operates, enjoying a live animal show of creatures rehabilitated by the clinic.
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