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Bird Seed Sale

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Save on birdseed, seed mixes, and suet—in quantities from 4 to 50 lb. bags. Members receive 20% off birdseed and non-members receive 10% off birdseed.

Latinx Community Day

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Play, explore, and discover the beauty of nature in an outdoor family festival celebrating Latinx culture.

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

September 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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.

Ribbon-Cutting for the River Trail Gateway

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Celebrate the opening of our new connection with the Schuylkill River Trail. The River Trail Gateway reveals an unparalleled and previously hidden view of Smith Run’s forested glen, includes a trailside gathering area, adds a bike rack and new signage, and weaves stone, metal, and landscaping together to create our new entrance on the River Trail.

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

September 29 @ 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.

Nature Play Saturdays

October 6 @ 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.

Walking Tour of Schuylkill River History

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairmount Water Works tour guide Sandy Sorlien leads a walk interpreting remnants of the 108-mile Schuylkill Navigation system along the Roxborough and Manayunk stretches of the river.

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

October 13 @ 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.

Webelo Scouts: Into the Woods

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In this badge program, we’ll use the forest as our classroom. We’ll learn how to identify trees common to our area, examine the stories behind growth rings, and even pot and take home our own native plant.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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