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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 2019
$300

Fledglings

April 1 - May 10

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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$62

Day-Off Camp: Spring Break

April 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.

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A Very Phanatic Earth Day

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mark the 49th annual Earth Day with a rousing, upbeat celebration featuring the Phillie Phanatic and Schuylkill Center staff. We’ll “dance” the air cycle, create a magical rainstorm, play Earth Day Bingo, and even plant a tree!

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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!

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Free

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.

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Free

Naturepalooza: A Family Earth Day Celebration

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day in the midst of a 340 acre forest. Take a hike to learn about pond ecology, participate in a fort-building competition, or make a science-based craft with our Nature Preschool.

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May 2019
Free

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.

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Free

Spring Native Plant Sale Week

May 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Want to get your garden ready for the spring but don’t know where to start? 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.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Play

May 4 @ 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.

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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.

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$20

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.

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Free

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.

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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.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Who’s up in that tree? What’s under that rock? Learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home in this FREE program.

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$52-62

Day-Off Camp: Nature Olympics

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Welcome to the 2019 Schuylkill Center Olympic Games. Join us for a day of friendly nature-themed competition. From relay races to animals charades, there’s sure to be something for everyone. End the day with a closing celebration ceremony. On your mark, get set… go!

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$125-1,000

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.

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Free

Restoration Volunteer Workday

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

Help us to improve our forest’s health and biodiversity through invasive plant removals, native species plantings, and trail maintenance projects.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

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

Who’s up in that tree? What’s under that rock? Learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home in this FREE program. Each week we’ll explore a different theme so visitors can join us again and again.

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$10-15

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.

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$15

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.

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Free

Aglow: Aurora Robson Exhibition Opening

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Schuylkill Center presents a new indoor and outdoor exhibition of renowned environmental artist ​Aurora Robson, a multimedia artist known primarily for her work intercepting the waste stream. She transforms plastic debris into mesmerizing, bold sculptures that disguise and transcend their material.

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Free

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.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

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

Who’s up in that tree? What’s under that rock? Learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home in this FREE program. Each week we’ll explore a different theme so visitors can join us again and again.

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June 2019
Free

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.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Play

June 1 @ 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.

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Free

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.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Who’s up in that tree? What’s under that rock? Learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home in this FREE program. Each week we’ll explore a different theme so visitors can join us again and again.

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Free

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.

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Free

Community Gardens Day

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate summer and urban agriculture at the Organic Community Gardens at the Schuylkill Center. We will provide tours, have a community work session and offer gardening education.

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Free

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.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

Who’s up in that tree? What’s under that rock? Learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home in this FREE program. Each week we’ll explore a different theme so visitors can join us again and again.

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$40

Boy Scout Environmental Science Merit Badge Workshop

June 15 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your scout to earn the Environmental Science Merit Badge. Test for air pollution, record biodiversity in a forest plot, and conduct an experiment to learn about the effects of oil spills on waterfowl.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

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

Who’s up in that tree? What’s under that rock? Learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home in this FREE program. Each week we’ll explore a different theme so visitors can join us again and again.

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$40

Boy Scout Environmental Science Merit Badge Workshop

June 22 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your scout to earn the Environmental Science Merit Badge. Test for air pollution, record biodiversity in a forest plot, and conduct an experiment to learn about the effects of oil spills on waterfowl.

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Free

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.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

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

Who’s up in that tree? What’s under that rock? Learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home in this FREE program. Each week we’ll explore a different theme so visitors can join us again and again.

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July 2019
Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Play

July 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.

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$3

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.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday Special Edition: Wineberry Harvest

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

What has tiny red hairs, sharp spines, and tasty berries? The wineberry! These invasive plants are plentiful on our property, so come out and enjoy a sweet treat while helping us to clear them out of the forest.

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$40-50

Land Steward Field Training

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our Land Steward Field Training is an intensive, hands-on workshop combining theory and practice to give participants a strong grounding in land stewardship work.

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Free

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.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Who’s up in that tree? What’s under that rock? Learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home in this FREE program. Each week we’ll explore a different theme so visitors can join us again and again.

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$15-20

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.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Who’s up in that tree? What’s under that rock? Learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home in this FREE program. Each week we’ll explore a different theme so visitors can join us again and again.

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August 2019
Free

Nature Play Saturday

August 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.

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Free

Tall Trees Nature Playdate

August 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The wonder of nature provides opportunities for imagination, freedom, and creativity. Come play, explore, and dream with your child while immersed in the Tall Trees Playscape.

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$10-15

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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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Who’s up in that tree? What’s under that rock? Learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home in this FREE program. Each week we’ll explore a different theme so visitors can join us again and again.

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$10-15

Shooting Stars & S’mores

August 10 @ 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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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Who’s up in that tree? What’s under that rock? Learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home in this FREE program. Each week we’ll explore a different theme so visitors can join us again and again.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Who’s up in that tree? What’s under that rock? Learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home in this FREE program. Each week we’ll explore a different theme so visitors can join us again and again.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

August 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Who’s up in that tree? What’s under that rock? Learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home in this FREE program. Each week we’ll explore a different theme so visitors can join us again and again.

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