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Wildlife Clinic Volunteer Orientation

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn how to prepare diets, safely handle wild animals, set up cages, and of course, feed all the hungry babies!

Wellness Saturday: Yoga

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Start off the morning with a walk and yoga on our trails. This month’s wellness program will incorporate beginner yoga with teacher Kelly Miller.

Member’s Night: Spring Native Plant Sale

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Be among the first to preview the 2019 Spring Native Plant Sale at this special evening just for members. Enjoy a botanical happy hour, chat with staff, ask your gardening and native plant questions, and celebrate the coming of spring.

Spring Native Plant Sale Week

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bring the whole family out to our Spring Native Plant Sale, where we will have local makers, food vendors, a bird walk, and even a perennial planting activity for kids to do for Mother’s Day. Choose from a spectacular assortment of over 150 species of wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees, vines, and warm season grasses.

Spring Wildflower Walk

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn about the wildflowers common to our forest as we hike along Ravine Loop—the single best place to see wildflowers here.

Gardening with Natives Q&A Session

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hosted by Andrew Kirkpatrick, our in-house native plant expert, along with highly knowledgeable volunteers, this event begins with a discussion of new offerings at the plant sale. Then we’ll talk about our tried and true volunteer favorites and answer all of your burning native plant questions.

Spring Native Plant Sale Week

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Want to get your garden spring-ready? Bring the whole family out to our Spring Native Plant Sale, where we will have local makers, food vendors, a bird walk, and even a perennial planting activity for kids to do for Mother’s Day. Choose from a spectacular assortment of over 150 species of wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees, vines, and warm season grasses.

Enchanted Forest: Party Beneath the Stars

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for a party in our beautiful spring forest. Enjoy delicious, sustainably-sourced food, refreshments, live music, and a raffle with wonderful prizes. Our most important fundraising event, this enchanted evening supports our critical mission connecting people and nature.

Spring Full Moon Hike

May 18 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Take a walk under the light of the moon as we discover the forest in a new way. On this guided hike, we’ll look for the nocturnal animals that call our forest home.

Yards DIY Workshop: Nature Photography

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a DIY workshop every third Tuesday from March to May. Learn a new skill and enjoy beer generously provided by Yards Brewery. Sign up for one workshop or for all three. Registration required. Cost varies by program.

Wellness Saturday: Forest Bathing

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
From the immune boosts of calming compounds given off by trees to the improved mood, energy, and overall well-being offered, Forest Bathing helps us find healing through deepening our connection to nature.

Annual Nesting Bird Census

June 1 @ 6:30 am - 10:00 am
From beginners to experts, the nesting bird census is perfect for everyone. We pair experienced birders with beginners in order to collect valuable citizen science data to help better understand which birds live in our region and at what times of the year.

Summer Camp Meet & Greet

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hear about our camp policies and schedule, meet your child’s counselors, and participate in a Q&A session. This event is open to summer camp registrants as well as those looking to register.

Environmental Artist Party

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Schuylkill Center is building a network of artists through periodic casual gatherings that give environmental artists the opportunity to connect with one another as well as potential collaborators in other disciplines.

Restoration Volunteer Workday

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Help us to improve our 340-acre forest's health and biodiversity through invasive plant removals, native species plantings, and trail maintenance projects.

Wellness Saturday: Natural Protectors

June 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Harsh chemicals can be found in everything from cleaning products to cosmetics. We'll talk about ways we can use natural ingredients to make common household items, such as chapstick, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

Monarchs, Swallowtails, & More: An Annual Butterfly Count

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Become a citizen scientist in this summertime tradition. We’ll count butterfly species that flutter through our fields and forests while learning about their fascinating life histories.

Restoration Volunteer Workday

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Help us to improve our 340-acre forest's health and biodiversity through invasive plant removals, native species plantings, and trail maintenance projects.

Summer Night Hike: The Glow in the Forest

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come see the forest like you've never seen before. Using specialized UV flashlights, we hike after sunset to search for flora and fauna that glow with UV-induced fluorescence.

Shooting Stars & S’mores

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Explore the night sky during the summer’s most spectacular meteor shower, the Perseids. Use a telescope to see the moon and stars up close, locate constellations using star maps, and enjoy s’mores by the campfire.
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