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October 2020

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

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. Dive into a different theme and collect a new explorer badge each week. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between…

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Roxborough’s River and Water: A History

October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

For almost 100 years the Roxborough Pumping Station, just above the Flat Rock Dam, was a landmark on the Schuylkill River, pumping water into two reservoirs on high ground to serve the city's northwestern section. In this illustrated talk, Adam Levine, historian for Philadelphia Water, reveals why the system was built, how it worked, why it was abandoned, and its ultimate dereliction and demolition in 2011. River pollution and flooding, drownings, water filtration, the revitalization of the reservoirs as parkland,…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

October 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

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. Dive into a different theme and collect a new explorer badge each week. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between…

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Restoration Volunteer Workday

October 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the property, connecting with nature, and making new friends. On workdays, volunteers will remove invasive plants and help to improve our trails. We recommend wearing long pants and sturdy boots and bringing a pair of gloves if you have them available. No experience necessary—we provide gloves (if needed), tools, and instruction. Please bring your own water bottle. Space is limited; registration is required. Masks are…

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The Hidden History of the Schuylkill Center

October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Today’s Schuylkill Center-- an island of preserved open space in a large developing city-- might have turned out differently. Did you know that the farmland that became the Schuylkill Center was short-listed as a site for the United Nations in the 1940s? Later, planners wanted Roxborough’s Cathedral Road to continue down our driveway and end at a bridge over the Schuylkill River to the Main Line. In a reprise of his popular lecture, executive director Mike Weilbacher presents the hidden…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

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. Dive into a different theme and collect a new explorer badge each week. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between…

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Wellness Saturday: Forest Meditation – FULL

October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

This event is FULL. Please continue to check our upcoming events calendar for future wellness programs. Come out for a mindful and meditative walk in the autumn forest. Mindfulness and meditative practices in nature have been shown to help reduce stress and improve quality of life.  We’ll move slowly over a relatively short distance, making stops along the way to take in nature with all of our senses and to practice staying in the present moment with breath awareness.  Be…

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Pandemic Play: Spread Joy, not the Virus

October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Here’s a lecture perfect for frustrated parents navigating the current COVID world, with both you and your children spending too much time online. Come learn how Studio Ludo, a non-profit design firm specializing in play, uses play during the pandemic to fight against social disconnect, preserve parental happiness, and build more resilient, happier kids. They believe that play helps us live life a little more fully. The evening is presented by Meghan Talarowski, Studio Ludo’s executive director, who believes that…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

October 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

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. Dive into a different theme and collect a new explorer badge each week. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between…

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November 2020

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

November 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

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. Dive into a different theme and collect a new explorer badge each week. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

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. Dive into a different theme and collect a new explorer badge each week. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

November 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

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. Dive into a different theme and collect a new explorer badge each week. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between…

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Restoration Volunteer Workday – CANCELED

November 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

This event has been CANCELED. Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the property, connecting with nature, and making new friends. On workdays, volunteers will remove invasive plants and help to improve our trails. We recommend wearing long pants and sturdy boots and bringing a pair of gloves if you have them available. No experience necessary—we provide gloves (if needed), tools, and instruction. Please bring your own water bottle. Space is limited;…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

November 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

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. Dive into a different theme and collect a new explorer badge each week. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between…

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December 2020

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

December 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

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. Dive into a different theme and collect a new explorer badge each week. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

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. Dive into a different theme and collect a new explorer badge each week. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

December 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

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. For the months of January and February, past explorer kit themes will be repeated (with the exception of a new Valentine’s…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

December 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

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. For the months of January and February, past explorer kit themes will be repeated (with the exception of a new Valentine’s…

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January 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (online)

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Online

Community members as well as Nature Preschool families past and present are invited to join us virtually as we discuss the important legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and highlight ways to preserve that legacy through vital service projects. While we can’t meet in person this year, we know that you don’t have to go far to make a difference. We encourage you to complete one of the suggested service projects to help your neighbors, your community, wildlife, and the environment.…

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Schuylkill Saturdays: Movement or Sunlight kits

January 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. For the months of January and February, past explorer kit themes will be repeated (with the exception of a new Valentine’s…

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