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April 2021

Earth Day Live!

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online,

On this day, more than 1 billion people from almost 200 countries will unite to improve our planet. Join us for a highly interactive event where we invite you to share Earth Day actions, ask questions of Saleem Chapman, the city’s climate resilience coordinator, enjoy the arts with poet Jeff Hoagland, artist Raul Romero and dancer Christina Catanese, learn our city’s special history with Earth Day, and guess the top 5 environmental pop songs of all time—while hearing a climate…

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Naturepalooza: A Family Earth Day Celebration

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Celebrate Earth Day at our 10th annual signature family-friendly festival, with a new COVID-safe twist. Hike along our trails, stopping at various activity tables on the mission to become a Planet Protector. Learn about the importance of planting native, make a bird feeder and other wildlife-friendly crafts to take home, and explore our ponds to discover what macroinvertebrates or water bugs can tell us about the health of local waterways. Registration is required. Due to COVID, space is limited so…

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Native Plants Hotline

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Native plants offer a host of benefits to your garden—and growing them is one of the most powerful acts you can offer to improve our planet. In addition to their beauty, native plants provide nectar and pollen for insects, food for colorful birds and rare butterflies, homes for toads and salamanders, protection from stormwater, and a whole lot more. But what to plant in YOUR yard? Are there native plants that grow in the shade? In that annoying wet spot?…

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Mushrooms and Moths by Moonlight

April 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Join us for an evening centered on nocturnal biodiversity for this year's City Nature Challenge! We'll search for biofluorescent fungi, lichens, and insects as we make our way through dense areas of the forest. Along the way we will also listen for nocturnal birds, reptiles, and amphibians to record and identify using iNaturalist. Once we return to the center, we'll check our moth tent to hopefully see a great diversity of night time pollinators stopping by to say hello. The…

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May 2021

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

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 self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family to complete the activities inside. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10:00-12:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Explorer kits have activities in them that…

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The Story in Rocks: Geology with Sarah West

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Wissahickon’s dramatically beautiful rock formations-- huge banded gneiss formed deep underground, garnet-studded schist that grace the foundations of so many homes-- tell a great story of continents crashing into each other, mountains rising and falling, and time slowly revealing the earth’s secrets. Sarah West has been leading popular Wissahickon geology walks and talks for many tears, and shares the stories found in these rocks. You’ll never walk the Wissahickon trails in the same way again.

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Spring Night Hike

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Welcome the first days of spring with a walk along our moonlit trails as we discover the forest in a whole new way. On this guided hike, we’ll look and listen for the nocturnal animals while taking in the beauty and peacefulness of the forest at night. The hike will begin at the Visitor Center. Participants should bring a flashlight. We’ll hike rain or shine so please dress for the weather. Space is limited; registration required. Masks are required throughout…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

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 self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family to complete the activities inside. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10:00-12:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Explorer kits have activities in them that…

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Spring Fungi Hike with the Philadelphia Mycology Club

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Morels, chicken of the woods, and oyster mushrooms–with the temperate weather and rainy days of spring, the forest starts to come alive with different varieties of fungus. We’ll go on a slow hike, focusing on fungi biodiversity and citizen science, but there is always a chance that wild edibles will be found along the way. Registration is required. Due to COVID, space is limited so please let us know if you register and can no longer attend. Masks are required…

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The Philly Tree Plan: Growing our Urban Forest

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Though parts of Philadelphia are shaded by a beautiful canopy of trees, much of the city is not-- and our overall tree canopy sadly declined 6 percent between 2008 and 2018. To address this, the city is creating an urban forest plan-- and needs your help. Erica Smith Fichman, the city’s Community Forestry Manager and the project lead for the Philly Tree Plan, presents the city’s efforts to create a 10 year plan for the planting and care of our…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

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 self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family to complete the activities inside. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10:00-12:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Explorer kits have activities in them that…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

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 self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family to complete the activities inside. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10:00-12:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Explorer kits have activities in them that…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

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 self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family to complete the activities inside. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10:00-12:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Explorer kits have activities in them that…

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