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May 2022

Al Mudhif Stories & Photos

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Last year we entered the experimental endeavor of building the first Iraqi guesthouse in North America with invasive reed material. But due to hurricane damage and decay over the winter, it has become necessary to dismantle Al Mudhif. Before we'll jointly take down the installation, take your last picture at the mudhif; share a story of your encounter with the installation; and restore your connection to nature and others. Artists Yaroub Al-Obaidi and Sarah Kavage will be collecting your thoughts…

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June 2022

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

June 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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, discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails 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 are meant to be done along our trails and then returned when finished. All…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

June 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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, discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails 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 are meant to be done along our trails and then returned when finished. All…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

June 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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, discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails 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 are meant to be done along our trails and then returned when finished. All…

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July 2022

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

July 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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, discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails 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 are meant to be done along our trails and then returned when finished. All…

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Schuylkill Saturday Special Edition: Wineberry Harvest

July 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

After a long hiatus, our in-person Schuylkill Saturday programs are back! Explore our trails, taking in the blooming flowers, chirping birds, and croaking toads, during this free weekly program. Through crafts, stories, and short hikes, we’ll learn about the plants and animals that call our forest home. Schuylkill Saturdays are led by experienced naturalists and explore a different theme each week. No registration required. Not quite ready for Schuylkill Saturday programs yet? Our popular nature kits will still be available…

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Monarchs, Swallowtails, and More: An Annual Butterfly Count

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Become a citizen scientist in this summertime tradition. We’ll count butterfly species that flutter through our fields and forests while also learning about their fascinating life histories. Registration is required. This event will be held in tandem with the Audubon Discovery Center's butterfly census.

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

July 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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, discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails 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 are meant to be done along our trails and then returned when finished. All…

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Family Yoga (cancelled)

July 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$2.50 – $5

Learn new poses and stretches, take in the beauty of the forest, and spend quality time together as a family at our first-ever family yoga program. Through songs and stories we’ll find our silly side, and through breath and movement, we’ll find peace and relaxation. Taught by yoga-certified instructor Emily Sorensen. Please dress for the weather and bring a mat or mats (if you have one). A few extra mats will be available if needed. Space is limited to thirty…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

July 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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, discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails 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 are meant to be done along our trails and then returned when finished. All…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

July 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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, discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails 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 are meant to be done along our trails and then returned when finished. All…

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August 2022

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

August 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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, discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails 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 are meant to be done along our trails and then returned when finished. All…

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Stars and S’mores – cancelled

August 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$10 – $20

For centuries, stars, planets, and constellations have captivated amateur and experienced astronomers alike. Explore the night sky during the summer’s most spectacular meteor shower, the Perseids. Use a telescope to see the moon and stars up close, locate constellations using star maps, and enjoy s’mores by the campfire. If you’d like to learn more about the Perseid Meteor Shower, you can read about it here. Program is rain or shine so please dress for the weather. In the case of…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

August 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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, discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails 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 are meant to be done along our trails and then returned when finished. All…

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Returning to the Water

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Join us this Saturday as we host an afternoon of canoeing. This is in intentional observance of restoring BIPOC (Black and Indigenous people of color) communities’ access and relationship to our shared watershed— and educate about the Lenape people’s use of ecologically friendly waterway transportation. Canoe on our pond, observe, respect, and hold space for indigenous ways of protecting our watershed—and reconnect to the water that cycles through our bodies and communities. Refreshments provided; free shuttle service available from the…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

August 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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, discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails 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 are meant to be done along our trails and then returned when finished. All…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

August 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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, discover the beauty and wonder along our trails through this FREE weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at our Visitor Center and then hit the trails 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 are meant to be done along our trails and then returned when finished. All…

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September 2022

Live play-in of Aqua Marooned!

September 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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We join with the Mural Arts Institute for a live play-in of Aqua Marooned! as you hike the trails. This event is a family-friendly way to explore our 340 acres of land with the Aqua Marooned! extraterrestrial characters as explorers are sent to learn Earth’s mysterious “watersphere.” Aqua Marooned! is a new card game that premiered in Fall 2021 across the Delaware River Watershed, commissioned by the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River (AWE). The game is part…

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October 2022

Halloween Hikes & Hayrides

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$8 – $16

Looking for spooktacular mystery-filled hikes, friendly costumed critters, nature-inspired crafts and activities, and hayrides through our magical moonlit forest? Look no further than the Schuylkill Center. Come roast s’mores by the campfire, delight in snacks from local food trucks, and grab a seat for an after-dark Halloween-themed movie on the lawn. Space is limited; registration is required. Free for 2 and under Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. In the case of inclement weather, the event will…

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Halloween Hikes & Hayrides

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$8 – $16

Looking for spooktacular mystery-filled hikes, friendly costumed critters, nature-inspired crafts and activities, and hayrides through our magical moonlit forest? Look no further than the Schuylkill Center. Come roast s’mores by the campfire, delight in snacks from local food trucks, and grab a seat for an after-dark Halloween-themed movie on the lawn. Space is limited; registration is required. Free for 2 and under Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. In the case of inclement weather, the event will…

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