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May 2022

Al Mudhif – A Renewal

May 30 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Free

Last year the Schuylkill Center brought together Iraqi refugees, U.S. veterans, and the public for the construction of Al Mudhif, entirely made out of invasive wetland reeds. The Iraqi guesthouse and sanctuary served for healing and community in nature. Exactly a year later, this Memorial Day we invite you to a last farewell to the mudhif. We’ll jointly take down the installation and hand over its material into the grounds. Composting the reed materials onsite, we will return it to…

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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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Summer Wild Food Walk and Talk

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Learn about wild foods and their possible adaptation for Filipinx recipes with Bahay215’s Nicky Uy. Together with environmental educator Nick Tonetti, they will enlighten you while sampling nature’s delicious diversity. Become acquainted with apple mint, mugwort, and others known to be invasive or weeds, a grouping of plants that Dr. Jessica Hernandez, Indigenous scientist and author of "Fresh Banana Leaves," calls our 'displaced relatives.’ As we walk on the trails and in the gallery, and listen and share traditional Filipino…

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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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Canceled – Wellness Saturday: Yoga

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Start off the morning with a walk on our trails and a yoga practice grounded in nature, suitable for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat or towel in addition to your walking shoes. Please dress for the weather and bring a mat (if you have one). A few extra mats will be available if needed. Space is limited to twenty participants. Registration is required. Wellness Saturday programs occur on the last Saturday of every month, except for August, and…

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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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Restoration Volunteer Workday: Caring for a Late Succession Forest

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

See our woodland wildflowers and berries in full bloom as we spend the morning caring for habitats along our Wildflower Loop. Learn about what it means to be a 'late succession' forest and how to care for this vital ecosystem for long term sustainability. This workday will include the moving of woody materials and the use of hand tools. We recommend wearing long pants and sturdy boots and bringing a pair of gloves if you have them available. No experience…

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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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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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Wellness Saturday: Tai Chi

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Start your morning off with a beginner’s tai chi class in the forest led by Jing Tang of Oriental Fitness Institute in Roxborough. Tai chi combines the body, mind, and spirit through slow, focused movements and deep breathing. Programs will be held outside so please dress for the weather. Space is limited to twenty participants. Registration is required. Wellness Saturday programs occur on the last Saturday of every month, except for August, and are free to the public.

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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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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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October 2022

Art Opening Forest Makings

October 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

The Center’s new environmental art exhibition, Forest Makings, explores practices of today's forest conservation. It features a series of sculptures, weavings and installations. Experiencing this exhibit will shed light on our forests’ environmental benefits, current threats as a result of climate change, and its management in response to survival of biodiversity and economic desire. Following a guided hike through our forest with educator Sam Bucciarelli, we’ll enjoy music by drummers and instrument makers Rich Robinson and Karen Smith, and light…

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