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Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

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8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
215-482-7300, 110http://www.schuylkillcenter.org

Upcoming Events

April 2020
Free

CANCELED -Youth Climate Action Summit

April 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

While our world continues to change at an unprecedented rate, legislators have all but halted action on climate change, paving the way for the larger-than-life youth climate activists that have emerged in the last decade. From 16-year-old Time Person of the Year Greta Thunberg who has inspired Fridays for Future movements across the world to Indigenous youth water protectors at Standing Rock to the increasingly influential Sunrise Movement – it has become apparent that those who are speaking the loudest…

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CANCELED – Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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 program. We’ll gather in our Visitor Center before hitting the trails for guided exploration. Each week explores a different theme. All ages are welcome. No registration required.  

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CANCELED – Wildlife Clinic Volunteer Orientation

April 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Baby wildlife season will be here before we know it! The Wildlife Clinic relies on committed and dedicated volunteers to help care for the hundreds of injured and orphaned animals we will receive each year. Volunteers keep our hospital clean, prepare and distribute diets, set up cages, and help with hand-feeding of baby birds and squirrels. To ensure all animals receive the highest quality care, volunteers who are interested in working directly with wildlife are required to complete online and…

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$60-$70/day

CANCELED – Spring Break – Day-off Camp

April 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until April 10, 2020

When schools are closed, we’re open! Bring your kids to the Schuylkill Center for a day of fun and exploration. For ages 5–12 | 8:00 am–3:00 pm | Members: $60 | Non-members: $70 Extended day until 6:00 pm is available for an additional $20/day. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle, and an extra set of clothes. Wear weather-appropriate clothing that can get dirty. Please note, day-off camps will be canceled ONE WEEK PRIOR if the minimum number of participants…

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$60-$70/day

CANCELED – Spring Break – Day-off Camp

April 7 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until April 10, 2020

When schools are closed, we’re open! Bring your kids to the Schuylkill Center for a day of fun and exploration. For ages 5–12 | 8:00 am–3:00 pm | Members: $60 | Non-members: $70 Extended day until 6:00 pm is available for an additional $20/day. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle, and an extra set of clothes. Wear weather-appropriate clothing that can get dirty. Please note, day-off camps will be canceled ONE WEEK PRIOR if the minimum number of participants…

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$60-$70/day

CANCELED – Spring Break – Day-off Camp

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until April 10, 2020

When schools are closed, we’re open! Bring your kids to the Schuylkill Center for a day of fun and exploration. For ages 5–12 | 8:00 am–3:00 pm | Members: $60 | Non-members: $70 Extended day until 6:00 pm is available for an additional $20/day. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle, and an extra set of clothes. Wear weather-appropriate clothing that can get dirty. Please note, day-off camps will be canceled ONE WEEK PRIOR if the minimum number of participants…

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$60-$70/day

CANCELED – Spring Break – Day-off Camp

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until April 10, 2020

When schools are closed, we’re open! Bring your kids to the Schuylkill Center for a day of fun and exploration. For ages 5–12 | 8:00 am–3:00 pm | Members: $60 | Non-members: $70 Extended day until 6:00 pm is available for an additional $20/day. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle, and an extra set of clothes. Wear weather-appropriate clothing that can get dirty. Please note, day-off camps will be canceled ONE WEEK PRIOR if the minimum number of participants…

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$60-$70/day

CANCELED – Spring Break – Day-off Camp

April 10 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every day until April 10, 2020

When schools are closed, we’re open! Bring your kids to the Schuylkill Center for a day of fun and exploration. For ages 5–12 | 8:00 am–3:00 pm | Members: $60 | Non-members: $70 Extended day until 6:00 pm is available for an additional $20/day. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle, and an extra set of clothes. Wear weather-appropriate clothing that can get dirty. Please note, day-off camps will be canceled ONE WEEK PRIOR if the minimum number of participants…

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CANCELED – Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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 program. We’ll gather in our Visitor Center before hitting the trails for guided exploration. Each week explores a different theme. All ages are welcome. No registration required.  

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$8

POSTPONED – Scout Toad Detour Volunteer Orientation

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Why did the toad cross the road? To get to the other pond! Spring is mating season for amphibians, and that means American toads are waking up from their winter naps to look for the perfect mate and the perfect pond to lay eggs in. Help shepherd hundreds of toads safely cross Port Royal Avenue as they migrate to and from the reservoir during the breeding season. Volunteers are needed for evening shifts from April 15-30 and again from May 15-June 30. Troops are able to attend volunteer shifts without attending orientation. However, only…

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POSTPONED – Earth Day at 50: Opening Reception

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Often credited with launching the modern environmental movement, the first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970, in a political climate thick with protests against the Vietnam War and the major American civil rights movement. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, it feels like a very different time. Yet, the turmoil of our own moment and the increasing urgency of the climate crisis give the historical roots of the first Earth Day new relevance. Artists have…

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CANCELED – Tall Trees Nature Playdate

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come play, explore, and dream with your child immersed in the Tall Trees Playscape. The wonder of nature provides opportunities for imagination, freedom, and creativity. This program is rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. No registration required.

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CANCELED – Restoration Volunteer Workday

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the property, connecting with nature, and making new friends. On workdays, volunteers will remove invasive plants and help to improve our trails. No registration required. We recommend long pants, sturdy boots, and a sense of fellowship. No experience necessary—we provide gloves, tools, instruction, and snacks. Please bring your own water bottle. Please note: our volunteer workday will be canceled in the event of severe weather.…

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Free

POSTPONED – Naturepalooza: A Family Earth Day Celebration

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ring in the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by celebrating with us at our 9th annual family-friendly Earth Day celebration. We are marking this monumental anniversary with our Year of Action – a year dedicated to partnering with our community to address an ever-changing wetter and warmer world. Visit activity tables from over a dozen local environmental organizations, trek through our forest on guided hikes to discover native flora and fauna, chow down on tasty eats from local food trucks,…

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CANCELED – Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

April 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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 program. We’ll gather in our Visitor Center before hitting the trails for guided exploration. Each week explores a different theme. All ages are welcome. No registration required.  

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$300-$350

CANCELED – Fledglings

April 20 - May 20

This five-week series of developmentally-appropriate outdoor learning will include nature walks, songs, stories, and art as part of our multi-sensory approach to enjoying the outdoors.

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$250 - $300

CANCELED – Nestlings

April 21 - May 21

Together with a favorite grown-up, Nestlings participants discover and explore the wonders of nature through sensory focused classes.

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Free

POSTPONED – Member’s Night: Spring Native Plant Sale

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Be among the first to preview the 2020 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. See our catalog here. Remember, members enjoy 10% off native plants. Not a member? Join today!

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Free

POSTPONED – Spring Native Plant Sale

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday until May 2, 2020

Bring the whole family to our Native Plant Sale, now embracing two weekends and the week in between. Choose from a spectacular assortment of native plants that will make your garden pop with color, texture, and year-round interest– and help local pollinators. Plant experts and knowledgeable volunteers answer all of your plant questions, with vendors on hand and family-friendly activities. See our catalog here

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CANCELED – Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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 program. We’ll gather in our Visitor Center before hitting the trails for guided exploration. Each week explores a different theme. All ages are welcome. No registration required.  

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CANCELED – Wildlife Clinic Volunteer Orientation

April 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Baby wildlife season is upon us! The Wildlife Clinic relies on committed and dedicated volunteers to help care for the hundreds of injured and orphaned animals we will receive each year. Volunteers keep our hospital clean, prepare and distribute diets, set up cages, and help with hand-feeding of baby birds and squirrels. To ensure all animals receive the highest quality care, volunteers who are interested in working directly with wildlife are required to complete online and hands-on training courses, and…

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POSTPONED – Spring Native Plant Sale

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every week until May 3, 2020

Bring the whole family to our Native Plant Sale, now embracing two weekends and the week in between. Choose from a spectacular assortment of native plants that will make your garden pop with color, texture, and year-round interest– and help local pollinators. Plant experts and knowledgeable volunteers answer all of your plant questions, with vendors on hand and family-friendly activities. See our catalog here.

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POSTPONED – Spring Native Plant Sale

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every day until May 1, 2020

Bring the whole family to our Native Plant Sale, now embracing two weekends and the week in between. Choose from a spectacular assortment of native plants that will make your garden pop with color, texture, and year-round interest– and help local pollinators. Plant experts and knowledgeable volunteers answer all of your plant questions, with vendors on hand and family-friendly activities. See our catalog here.

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$60

CANCELED – Day-Off Camp: Stewards of the Forest

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

When schools are closed, we’re open! Bring your kids to the Schuylkill Center for a day of fun and exploration.

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POSTPONED – Spring Native Plant Sale

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every day until May 1, 2020

Bring the whole family to our Native Plant Sale, now embracing two weekends and the week in between. Choose from a spectacular assortment of native plants that will make your garden pop with color, texture, and year-round interest– and help local pollinators. Plant experts and knowledgeable volunteers answer all of your plant questions, with vendors on hand and family-friendly activities. See our catalog here.

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POSTPONED – Spring Native Plant Sale

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every day until May 1, 2020

Bring the whole family to our Native Plant Sale, now embracing two weekends and the week in between. Choose from a spectacular assortment of native plants that will make your garden pop with color, texture, and year-round interest– and help local pollinators. Plant experts and knowledgeable volunteers answer all of your plant questions, with vendors on hand and family-friendly activities. See our catalog here.

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POSTPONED – Spring Native Plant Sale

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every day until May 1, 2020

Bring the whole family to our Native Plant Sale, now embracing two weekends and the week in between. Choose from a spectacular assortment of native plants that will make your garden pop with color, texture, and year-round interest– and help local pollinators. Plant experts and knowledgeable volunteers answer all of your plant questions, with vendors on hand and family-friendly activities. See our catalog here.

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May 2020

POSTPONED – Spring Native Plant Sale

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every day until May 1, 2020

Bring the whole family to our Native Plant Sale, now embracing two weekends and the week in between. Choose from a spectacular assortment of native plants that will make your garden pop with color, texture, and year-round interest– and help local pollinators. Plant experts and knowledgeable volunteers answer all of your plant questions, with vendors on hand and family-friendly activities. See our catalog here.

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Free

POSTPONED – Spring Native Plant Sale

May 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday until May 2, 2020

Bring the whole family to our Native Plant Sale, now embracing two weekends and the week in between. Choose from a spectacular assortment of native plants that will make your garden pop with color, texture, and year-round interest– and help local pollinators. Plant experts and knowledgeable volunteers answer all of your plant questions, with vendors on hand and family-friendly activities. See our catalog here

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$10-$20

Spring Wildflower Walk

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

From trout lily to cohosh to shooting stars – as winter turns into spring, our forest comes alive with an abundant display of beautiful wildflowers. Where is the best spot to see Virginia bluebells? When does trillium begin to emerge? Join Executive Director Mike Weilbacher on a hike along the Ravine Loop – the single best place to see wildflowers here. After the hike, make sure to check out our Spring Native Plant Sale.  

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Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

May 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Schuylkill Saturday

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 program. We’ll gather in our Visitor Center before hitting the trails for guided exploration. Each week explores a different theme. All ages are welcome. No registration required.  

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POSTPONED – Spring Native Plant Sale

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every week until May 3, 2020

Bring the whole family to our Native Plant Sale, now embracing two weekends and the week in between. Choose from a spectacular assortment of native plants that will make your garden pop with color, texture, and year-round interest– and help local pollinators. Plant experts and knowledgeable volunteers answer all of your plant questions, with vendors on hand and family-friendly activities. See our catalog here.

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$5-$10

Tadpoles and Toads Night

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From croaks to peeps to trills – if you’ve ever stepped into a forest at night during mating season, you’ve likely heard the chorus of sound coming from ponds, wetlands, and fields. Learn about our local frog and toad populations, their life histories, and why amphibian populations around the world are declining. Discover what we’re doing here to help local toad populations and then visit our ponds to look and listen for the amazing amphibians that live there. Space is…

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$150

The Enchanted Forest: Party Under the Stars

May 15 @ 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.

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$60-$70

Day-Off Camp: Canoeing

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

When schools are closed, we’re open! Bring your kids to the Schuylkill Center for a day of fun and exploration–we’ll explore our ponds, streams, and wetlands, ending the day in canoes on Wind Dance Pond.

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Wellness Saturday: Forest Bathing

May 30 @ 9:30 am

Welcome in spring with a variety of wellness programs along our trails. Wellness programs occur on the last Saturday of every month and are free to the public. Come “bathe” in our forest! Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere”. It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventative healthcare. Exposure to phytoncides, an airborne chemical produced by trees, increases disease fighting cells and boosts the immune system. We will…

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