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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

October 2018
Free

Restoration Volunteer Workday

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the Center’s property, connecting with nature, and making new friends.

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Free

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.

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25$

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.

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$10

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.

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Free

Wellness Saturdays: Mindfulness in Nature

October 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Mindfulness is our ability to focus on the present moment while acknowledging our feelings and thoughts. Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness can lead to positive effects on our physical and mental well-being.

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Free

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.

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$10

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.

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November 2018
Free

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.

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$40

Mammal Merit Badge

November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Come take advantage of this opportunity for your Scout to earn the Mammal Merit Badge. Scouts will learn how the animal kingdom is classified, monitor a tracking pit, and construct a bat box to take home. A workbook will be provided. Requirement 3 should be completed PRIOR to the program. Pre-registration is required. Call (215) 482-7300 or follow the link below to register. Registration will close one week prior to the program.

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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.

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Meigs Award: Stacy Levy

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

We are thrilled to present the 2018 Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award, our highest honor, to renowned environmental artist and sculptor Stacy Levy.

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Love Your Park: A Special Restoration Volunteer Workday

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the Center’s property, connecting with nature, and making new friends.

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Free

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.

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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.”

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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.

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Free

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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Day-off Camp: Fun with Fire

November 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Together we’ll learn about fire safety, build our structure, ignite the fire, and enjoy its warmth while working on a project using fire as our tool. The day ends with one of our favorite bonfire sweet treats… banana boats!

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Day-off Camp: Knights of Nature

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Become a protector of the forest, fully equipped with armor and sword. We’ll learn about medieval symbols thought to hold magical powers. Once we have selected our symbol, we’ll design and forge our own cardboard armor and swords. Then it’s off to battle.

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Free

Wellness Saturdays: Yoga

November 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Start off the morning with a gentle walk and beginner yoga on our trails with teacher Kelly Miller.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

November 24 @ 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.

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December 2018

Birdseed Sale

December 1 @ 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. To ensure you get the quantity you need, place an order in advance by calling 215-482-7300 by Friday, November 16. While you’re picking up your birdseed, stop in and browse our great selection of bird feeders, birdhouses and nature gifts.

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Free

Nature Play Saturdays

December 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

Environmental Artist Party

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Schuylkill Center is building a network of artists through periodic casual gatherings that give artists the opportunity to connect with each other as well as potential collaborators in other disciplines. The evening will include light refreshments, artist lightning talks (let us know if you want to give one), opportunities to view our winter gallery show, and informal networking opportunities.

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Free

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

December 8 @ 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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Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

December 15 @ 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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$45

How-tos & Brews: Mosaic Making

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s never too late to learn a new skill. Each month will focus on a different topic and will include a take-home project. Beer will be generously provided by Yards Brewery. Cost varies by program. Sign up for one program or all three. Registration required and will close one week prior to each program.

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Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

December 22 @ 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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Day-off Camp: Winter Break

December 26 - 28

Spend winter break in the outdoors, exploring our forest, climbing trees and rocks, tracking winter animals, making primitive shelters, even experimenting with snow and ice.

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Free

Wellness Saturdays: Mindfulness in Nature

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

Mindfulness is our ability to focus on the present moment while acknowledging our feelings and thoughts. Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness can lead to positive effects on our physical and mental well-being.

Find out more »

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families

December 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

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.

Find out more »
January 20192019

Winter Bird Census

January 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Winter is a great time for bird watching. Birds need to be active and feeding to stay warm, and they become easier to observe along the trails once the leaves fall. Beginners pair up with experienced birders to continue our annual tradition of monitoring the species richness and abundance of birds that winter in our fields and forests. All of the information we collect will be shared with other citizen scientists, helping us understand how our local bird populations change over time. Warm drinks and snacks provided.

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Day-off Camp: Nature Ninjas

January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Travel silently and unseen through the forest while practicing spatial awareness and navigation skills. Solve nature puzzles and team challenges, go on a series of adventures, and figure out which other animals are active outdoors in the winter.

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Free

Restoration Volunteer Workday

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the Center’s property, connecting with nature, and making new friends.

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Restoration Volunteer Workday

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the Center’s property, connecting with nature, and making new friends. On workdays, volunteers will remove invasive plants, plant native species, and help to improve our trails.

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$5

Giants of the Forest

January 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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.  As we walk past old fields and ruins of 19th century homesteads, you’ll hear about the history of the land and how human use has influenced our forest. If there is snow cover on the ground, wear warm boots or snowshoes. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.…

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Day-off Camp: Master Trackers

January 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Examining tracks can give us lots of clues about the wildlife in our forest. Master the art of tracking as we search for tracks, 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 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Work together as a family to provide service to our community, helping each other to restore our environment and maintain the space we share. This gathering includes past and current Nature Preschool families, with adult and child-centered service projects. We’ll have classroom and trail activities throughout the morning.

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Nature Preschool Open House

January 24, 2019 @ 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.

Find out more »
Free

Wellness Saturdays: Shinrin Yoku—Taking in the Forest

January 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Come experience the forest in a whole new way. Shinrin Yoku, “forest bathing,” combines natural beauty with guided activities designed to open our senses.

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February 2019
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Day-Off Camp: Animal Detectives

February 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Examining tracks can give us lots of clues about the wildlife in our forest. Master the art of tracking as we search for tracks, identify tracks of different native animals, and learn how to interpret track patterns.

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Free

Wellness Saturdays: Tai Chi

February 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Start your morning off with a beginning class led by Jing Tang of Oriental Fitness Institute. Tai Chi combines slow, focused movements and deep breathing.

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