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October 2021

Sprouts

October 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

$125 members/$150 non-members (full 6 weeks), $30 drop-in (if space is available) Together with a favorite grown-up, Sprouts will discover and explore the wonders of nature through sensory focused classes. This six week series for little ones ages 2-3 years features walks, songs, and stories as a part of the hands-on, emergent learning approach beloved in our Nature Preschool. It is a great way for your youngster to grow their roots in nature-based learning.

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The Monarch’s Amazing Migration: a Status Report

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online/Virtual

The monarch butterfly undergoes one of the most extraordinary migrations in the animal kingdom, butterflies across America and Canada flying south to only a handful of Mexican mountain valleys. But that phenomenon is endangered as monarch numbers have plummeted in recent years, compromised by climate, Midwestern “milkweed deserts,” and logging in Mexico. How are this year’s monarch’s doing? National monarch expert Dr. Chip Taylor, founder and director of Monarch Watch, the organization that has started placing monarch waystations across the…

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Halloween Hikes and Hayrides

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$7.5 – $15

Our annual holiday favorite is back with spooktacular mystery-filled hikes, nature-inspired crafts and activities, and hayrides through our magical moonlit forest. Enjoy s’mores by the campfire, snacks from local food trucks, and a Halloween movie on the lawn (once the sun has set) as we celebrate the spirit of the season. Space is limited; registration is required. Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to the following…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

October 23 @ 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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Halloween Hikes and Hayrides

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Our annual holiday favorite is back with spooktacular mystery-filled hikes, nature-inspired crafts and activities, and hayrides through our magical moonlit forest. Enjoy s’mores by the campfire, snacks from local food trucks, and a Halloween movie on the lawn (once the sun has set) as we celebrate the spirit of the season. Space is limited; registration is required. Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to the following…

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Sprouts

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

$125 members/$150 non-members (full 6 weeks), $30 drop-in (if space is available) Together with a favorite grown-up, Sprouts will discover and explore the wonders of nature through sensory focused classes. This six week series for little ones ages 2-3 years features walks, songs, and stories as a part of the hands-on, emergent learning approach beloved in our Nature Preschool. It is a great way for your youngster to grow their roots in nature-based learning.

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Cultural Roots: Jewish-Iraqi Food and Conversation

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$10 – $20

Enjoy spicy and aromatic Jewish-Iraqi cuisine with chef Annabel Rabiyah of Awafi Kitchen (Boston), and discover the rich history of the Jewish Iraqi diaspora in the United States. Chef Annabel will demonstrate traditional recipes, and participants will taste a hearty Iraqi style beet stew (Kubba Schwandar) with optional meat dumplings, served with tea. While breaking homemade bread in our Iraqi guesthouse, we’ll talk with Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, cook Annabel Rabiyah, and artists of Al Mudhif Yaroub Al-Obaidi and Sarah Kavage, together exploring food, culture, and belonging. Space…

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A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online/Virtual
Free

Even as scientists make astounding discoveries about the navigational and physiological feats that enable migratory birds to cross immense oceans or fly above the highest mountains, go weeks without sleep or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch, humans have brought many migrants to the brink of extinction. Based on his newest book "A World on the Wing," author and researcher Scott Weidensaul takes you around the globe-- with researchers in the lab probing the limits of what…

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Day-Off Camp: Schuylkill’s Spooky Soiree

October 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$60 – $70

Let the Halloween celebrations begin a few days early with this strikingly spooky soiree! Come dressed in your best costume and enjoy the endless fun as we trek through the forest and carve pumpkins. After our expedition, hop on a broom and zoom around the “sky” in search of the golden snitch during a riveting game of quidditch. Just like other Hogwarts students, after the game we will settle down with a nice cold glass of butter “beer” and snack…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

October 30 @ 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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Forest Bathing

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Come celebrate the fall season with a peaceful walk through and meditation in the 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 preventive health care. The guided walk will be led by certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.  Registration is required.

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November 2021

Day-Off Camp: Fall Impressions

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

The beauty of nature is hard to express in words so we often try to show it with paintings. For this reason, many artists will take their canvases, paints, and paintbrushes into the great outdoors so they can paint amid the natural beauty that they wish to depict. In fall, the trees begin to glow crimson, yellow, and orange so it is a favorite season for painters. Discover how artists incorporate nature into their work by walking through our art…

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The Lenape and the Land

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online/Virtual

While so many of our place names-- Wissahickon, Manayunk-- are of Lenape origin, most of us know far too little about the region’s original people. During Native American Heritage Month, members of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania share their historic relationship to the land they called Lenapehoking. Living in large settlements, the Lenape practiced agriculture, growing the Three Sisters, hunted and harvested the bounty of the land, and significantly altered the composition of forests by the clever use of fire.…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

November 6 @ 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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Environmental Science Merit Badge

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$40

*This is a two day program with the other date being November 13. $40 is the price for BOTH days.* Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your scout to earn the Environmental Science Merit Badge, a required badge for those pursuing the Eagle Scout rank. In this two-day program, scouts will make observations and carry out experiments to learn more about our natural world. Test for air pollution, record biodiversity in a forest plot, and conduct an experiment to…

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Reconnection – A Healing Hike

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$5 – $10

How can nature help us heal? We welcome members of the African-American community to join us for a hike along the Schuylkill Center’s trails towards our new art installation and sanctuary, Al Mudhif. The walk will be followed by a tea ceremony, meditative stretching and breathing exercises, allowing us to harness the power of nature to heal ourselves from traumas that are unique to the Black experience. This hike is about one mile long on unpaved trails. Space is limited;…

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Sprouts

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

Together with a favorite grown-up, Sprouts will discover and explore the wonders of nature through sensory focused classes. This six week series for little ones ages 2-3 years features walks, songs, and stories as a part of the hands-on, emergent learning approach beloved in our Nature Preschool. It is a great way for your youngster to grow their roots in nature-based learning. Tuesdays, November 9–December 14 | 9:30–11:00 am $120 members/$150 non-members (full 6 weeks), $30 drop-in (if space is…

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Day-Off Camp: Wilderness Survival

November 11 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Sometimes we forget how easy we have it – we tend to take for granted the water from our tap or the food in our fridge. Without all of that though, would you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Learn basic techniques and skills for wilderness survival, such as foraging, constructing shelters, using compasses to navigate, and building fires for cooking. By the end of the day, campers will gain the confidence and preparedness for surviving in…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

November 13 @ 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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Environmental Science Merit Badge

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

*This is a two day program with the other date being November 6. $40 is the price for BOTH days.* Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your scout to earn the Environmental Science Merit Badge, a required badge for those pursuing the Eagle Scout rank. In this two-day program, scouts will make observations and carry out experiments to learn more about our natural world. Test for air pollution, record biodiversity in a forest plot, and conduct an experiment to…

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