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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

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February 2020
Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Discover the beauty and wonder of nature in this FREE weekly program where we explore and learn about our forests and the creatures that call it home. We’ll gather in our Visitor Center before hitting the trails for guided exploration. Each week explores a different theme. All ages welcome. No registration required.

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Free

Wellness Saturday: Yoga in the Greenhouse

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Yoga allows us to focus on our body and mind while improving core strength and flexibility.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

February 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Discover the beauty and wonder of nature in this FREE weekly program where we explore and learn about our forests and the creatures that call it home. We’ll gather in our Visitor Center before hitting the trails for guided exploration. Each week explores a different theme. All ages welcome. No registration required.

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March 2020
$5-10

Moonglow Hike

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the forest in a new way on a guided full moon hike along our trails. Use specialized UV flashlights to find out what glows in the forest, learn about the features of the moon by peering through telescopes, and end the night by sharing myths and legends about the nighttime forest, constellations, and other stellar objects. Headlamp/flashlight and good hiking shoes are recommended. Please register soon space is limited.

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Schuylkill Saturday: Walk with a Wizard

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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until February 19, 2020

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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Free

Community Gardens Meeting

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Schuylkill Center’s community of gardeners reconvene to catch up after the winter’s dormancy and prepare for the approaching growing season. New potential gardeners are invited to come learn what our gardens have to offer and to meet other gardeners. Contact katie@schuylkillcenter.org for more info.

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Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

March 14 @ 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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Restoration Volunteer Workday

March 21 @ 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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Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

March 21 @ 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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Wellness Saturday: Mindfulness in Nature

March 28 @ 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. Donations appreciate.  Take a slow and meandering walk, sit near a tree, rock or stream, and gaze at the sky in what’s  called ‘noble silence’. Noble silence refers to what the Buddha did 2500 years ago as he gazed in gratitude at the Bodhi tree, known scientifically as Fiscus religiosa, or sacred fig, as…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

March 28 @ 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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April 2020
Free

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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Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

April 4 @ 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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$60-$70/day

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

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

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

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

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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Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

April 11 @ 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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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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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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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

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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Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

April 18 @ 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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$300-$350

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

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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Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

April 25 @ 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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$60

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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May 2020
$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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$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. Registration appreciated. 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.…

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