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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

November 2019
Free

Nature Preschool Open House

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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.

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Free

Environmental Artist Party

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

Light refreshments, lightning talks from artists, opportunities to view our fall gallery show, and informal networking.

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Free

Restoration Volunteer Workday

November 16 @ 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.

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$20 - $30

Tea Blending Workshop with Terra Luna Herbals

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Create a personal tea blend and learn how to begin your very own at-home apothecary.

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$60 - $70

Day-Off Camp: Rock On!

November 29 @ 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. Learn about local geology and the role that water plays in shaping our landscape as we discover the many reasons that rocks rock.

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Free

Wellness Saturday: Forest Bathing

November 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Forest bathing helps us find healing through deepening our connection to nature.

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December 2019
Free

The Tempestry Project Philadelphia Collection: Opening Reception

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Philadelphia Tempestry collection will be on display at the Schuylkill Center to educate about how climate change is impacting our region. Join us to see the full collection on view for the first time and celebrate this intersection of craft and activism.

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$5 - $10

Winter Solstice Hike

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Take a walk through our moonlit forest to hear about ancient solstice traditions and to celebrate the slow return of the sun.

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$60 - $70

Day-Off Camp: Winter Break

December 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spend winter break exploring our forest.

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$60 - $70

Day-Off Camp: Winter Break

December 27 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spend winter break exploring our forest.

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Free

Wellness Saturday: Mindfulness in Nature

December 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

At this month’s wellness program, we’ll focus on how mindfulness in nature can lead to positive effects on our physical and mental well-being.

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$60 - $70

Day-Off Camp: Winter Break

December 30 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spend winter break exploring our forest.

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January 20202020

Winter Bird Census

January 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

In our annual census, we’ll monitor the abundance of bird species that winter in our forests and fields.

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Free

Restoration Volunteer Workday

January 11, 2020 @ 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.

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Giants of the Forest

January 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

During this guided hike, we’ll see some of the biggest trees in our forest—some over 13’ around! Learn how to identify these trees based on their winter characteristics, such as shape and bark pattern.


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$60 - $70

Day-Off Camp: Wizards of the Forest

January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Carve wands, tell stories, and make edible potions as we scour forests and fields for our woodland creature companions.

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$60 - $70

Day-Off Camp: Master Trackers

January 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Master the art of tracking as we identify tracks of different native animals and learn how to interpret track patterns.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Community members as well as Nature Preschool families past and present are invited to join us as we work on service projects aimed at protecting the health of our forests

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Free

‌Wellness Saturday: Forest‌ ‌Bathing‌ ‌

January 25, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Forest bathing helps us find healing through
deepening our connection to nature.

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20 Years of Environmental Art at the Schuylkill Center: Opening Reception

January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This exhibition celebrates the art program’s history by inviting previous exhibiting artists to revisit the work they did at the Schuylkill Center, and looks to the future of environmental art with new artists exploring related themes

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February 2020
$5–$10

Winterfest for Wildlife: A Fundraiser for the Wildlife Clinic

February 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It’s a day of wildlife-themed fun: face-painting, nature crafts, winter wildlife hikes, and talks on both urban wildlife and how animals survive winter.

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$5–$10

Owl Prowl

February 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’ll learn all about their fascinating characteristics before going on a hike to listen and look for signs of these exceptional hunters.

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Free, donations appreciated

Roxborough Green: Preserving Open Space The 9th Annual Richard L. James Lecture

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Roxborough’s beloved open space is disappearing rapidly as developers discover some of the last “available” land in the city. At this town meeting,  community leaders and planners discuss actions you can take to preserve our community’s open space. Panelists include James Harry Calamia of the Roxborough Development Corporation, Kay Sykora of the Roxborough/Manayunk Conservancy, Celeste Hardester of the Central Roxborough Civic Association, and Matt Wysong, a planner for the City of Philadelphia. Co-sponsors include the Roxborough Development Corporation, the Upper…

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Free

Restoration Volunteer Workday

February 15, 2020 @ 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.

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Free

Toad Detour Training

February 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you’d like to help with this year’s Toad Detour, join us for this orientation. You’ll learn all about toads, toad handling, and shift sign-ups.

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$60 - $70

Day-Off Camp: Animal Detectives

February 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore our forests as we look for signs of wildlife in the harsh winter climate.

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Free

Wellness Saturday: Yoga in the Greenhouse

February 29, 2020 @ 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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