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July 2021

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

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

Discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature explorer kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family. One explorer kit will be given to each family. Each kit includes: one magnifying glass, one bug box, one set of binoculars, one trail map, and ten different scavenger hunt sheets. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10:00-12:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Nature kits are…

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The Artist Is In

July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Meet the artist Iraqi designer Yaroub Al-Obaidi at the Iraqi guesthouse (Al Mudhif) for conversation and reflection. A mudhif is where special community events like weddings and birthday celebrations occur, but also where conflicting parties go to discuss and resolve differences. Special coffee ceremonies are held there as well, often hosted by the local sheikh, the tribal leader or elder. Conceived and created by Iraqi designer, immigrant Yaroub Al-Obaidi along with environmental artist Sarah Kavage, the mudhif is constructed entirely of…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

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

Discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature explorer kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family. One explorer kit will be given to each family. Each kit includes: one magnifying glass, one bug box, one set of binoculars, one trail map, and ten different scavenger hunt sheets. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10:00-12:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Nature kits are…

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August 2021

UNLOCK ─ An in-progress performance by Propelled Animals

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

After two-weeks of residence at the Schuylkill Center the performance group Propelled Animals will present the in-progress performance UNLOCK. The performance is part of the group’s multi-year effort to creatively decolonize natural spaces through visual art and dance. They will roam and lead a guided procession centering on environmental justice, anti-racism, and healing lineages. Collective members Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Raquel Monroe, and Heidi Wiren Bartlett in collaboration with guest artists Tchin, Crux, and Emma White Thunder will interweave in their performance…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

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

Discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature explorer kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family. One explorer kit will be given to each family. Each kit includes: one magnifying glass, one bug box, one set of binoculars, one trail map, and ten different scavenger hunt sheets. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10:00-12:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Nature kits are…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

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

Discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature explorer kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family. One explorer kit will be given to each family. Each kit includes: one magnifying glass, one bug box, one set of binoculars, one trail map, and ten different scavenger hunt sheets. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10:00-12:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Nature kits are…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

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

Discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature explorer kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family. One explorer kit will be given to each family. Each kit includes: one magnifying glass, one bug box, one set of binoculars, one trail map, and ten different scavenger hunt sheets. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10:00-12:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Nature kits are…

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The Artist Is In

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Meet the artist Iraqi designer Yaroub Al-Obaidi at the Iraqi guesthouse (Al Mudhif) for conversation and reflection. A mudhif is where special community events like weddings and birthday celebrations occur, but also where conflicting parties go to discuss and resolve differences. Special coffee ceremonies are held there as well, often hosted by the local sheikh, the tribal leader or elder. Conceived and created by Iraqi designer, immigrant Yaroub Al-Obaidi along with environmental artist Sarah Kavage, the mudhif is constructed entirely of…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

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

Discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature explorer kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family. One explorer kit will be given to each family. Each kit includes: one magnifying glass, one bug box, one set of binoculars, one trail map, and ten different scavenger hunt sheets. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10:00-12:00 on a first-come, first-served basis. Nature kits are…

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August 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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September 2021

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

September 4 @ 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

September 11 @ 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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Reconciliation – A Healing Encounter

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Two decades after the trauma of 9/11 and subsequent American military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the moral injuries experienced by veterans fundamentally unsettled their beliefs. We brought together Iraqi refugees, U.S. veterans and the public for the construction of Al Mudhif — an Iraqi ceremonial guesthouse entirely made out of invasive wetland reeds. Visitors will be led on a walk with wildlife expert Elizabeth Ellman, enjoy Iraqi tea/coffee, and listen to the sound recordings of veteran voices speaking about…

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Reconciliation – A Healing Encounter

September 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Two decades after the trauma of 9/11 and subsequent American military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the moral injuries experienced by veterans fundamentally unsettled their beliefs. We brought together Iraqi refugees, U.S. veterans and the public for the construction of Al Mudhif — an Iraqi ceremonial guesthouse entirely made out of invasive wetland reeds. Visitors will be led on a walk with wildlife expert Elizabeth Ellman, enjoy Iraqi tea/coffee, and listen to the sound recordings of veteran voices speaking about…

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Day-Off Camp: Fire and Water

September 16 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

All living things need water to survive. While animals use water to regulate temperature, keep hydrated, and maintain bodily functions, plants use water to carry nutrients and for photosynthesis. Fire also promotes ecological health. Join us as we spend the day exploring these two elemental forces. Turn over rocks to discover the creatures in our streams, canoe on our pond, and harness the power of the flame as we try our hand at candle making. We will end the day…

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Restoration Volunteer Workday

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Join us for a unique opportunity: planting the Pollinator Garden at the Visitor Center's entrance with an amazing diversity of native wildflowers! Over the course of two days (Friday and Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm), we will be installing the most important garden at the Schuylkill Center. This is a fantastic chance to learn more about native plants, garden design, and be a part of a professional garden installation. Tools, gloves, and pizza lunch will be provided - come…

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Natural Dye Workshop

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Learn how to turn harvested materials into vibrant works of art. Discover the rich histories of plants commonly used for dying before participating in a sustainable harvest. Then, through a multistep process, we’ll break down the cellulose structures in commonly found plants, such as goldenrod and pine needles, to create natural dyes. Each participant will go home with a natural dye as well as a naturally dyed material. Space is limited; registration is required.

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Restoration Volunteer Workday

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Join us for a unique opportunity: planting the Pollinator Garden at the Visitor Center's entrance with an amazing diversity of native wildflowers! Over the course of two days (Friday and Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm), we will be installing the most important garden at the Schuylkill Center. This is a fantastic chance to learn more about native plants, garden design, and be a part of a professional garden installation. Tools, gloves, and pizza lunch will be provided - come…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

September 18 @ 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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Sprouts

September 21 @ 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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