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October 2021

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

October 28, 2021 @ 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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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

October 30, 2021 @ 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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November 2021

The Lenape and the Land

November 4, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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

November 13, 2021 @ 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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The Urban Forest: A Meigs Award Evening

November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online/Virtual
Free

Philadelphia has ambitious plans to plant thousands of trees across the city, mitigating climate change while addressing environmental justice. Learn about this plan while discussing trees with a panel of experts. In addition, Mindy Maslin, leader of the Tree Tenders program for almost 30 years, will be honored with the 16th annual Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award; Mindy has trained thousands of volunteers in tree planting while helping plant tens of thousands of trees across the city and beyond.

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

November 20, 2021 @ 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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December 2021

LESS IS MORE: Gallery Opening Reception

December 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Celebrate the opening of Makeba Rainey’s new exhibition “LESS IS MORE: The Nature of Letting Go” with a restorative walk through the grounds and a conversation between the artist and collaborator Dominique London, facilitated by culture worker and healer Hakim Pitts. They’ll discuss the exhibition’s inspirations, Rainey’s printmaking process, finding sustenance in community, working with nature, and more. In her exhibition, Makeba Rainey will create meditative and restorative spaces in the gallery and outdoors, exploring how Black folks can access…

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Volunteer Appreciation Party

December 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Every year our dedicated volunteers donate thousands of hours to support the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Whether you planted native species in our forest, cared for animals at our wildlife clinic, helped the toads cross the road, worked in our administrative department, or served on our board of directors and committees – we want to express our gratitude. Join us for a special event where we celebrate you! Registration is required.

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Secrets of the Solstice

December 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online/Virtual

In December, natural symbols celebrating the holidays abound: evergreens, hollies, mistletoe, even branching menorahs and the first fruits of Kwanzaa. What exactly happens at the solstice? And what is the strange and wonderful history of these-- and other-- symbols? Executive Director Mike Weilbacher has been writing about these symbols in his weekly newspaper columns for years, and offers a special virtual lecture on the reasons for seasonal decorations. At long last, you’ll understand why we kiss under the mistletoe.

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January 2022

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

January 8 @ 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, 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

January 15 @ 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, 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

January 22 @ 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, 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

January 29 @ 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, 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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February 2022

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

February 5 @ 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, 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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Winterfest for Wildlife

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Our Wildlife Clinic, the only one in Philadelphia, treats thousands of injured, sick, and injured animals annually. Show your support for their critical work at our third annual Winterfest for Wildlife festival. Enjoy guided nature hikes, talks by clinic director Chris Strub, wildlife-themed vendor tables, food trucks, and more. Event will be mostly outside, so dress for the weather. Registration is required, and attendees are encouraged to bring a donation from our in-kind wish list to support the Wildlife Clinic…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

February 12 @ 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, 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

February 19 @ 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, 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

February 26 @ 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, 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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March 2022

Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

March 5 @ 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, 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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