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April 2019

Wellness Saturday: Yoga

April 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Start off the morning with a walk and yoga on our trails. This month’s wellness program will incorporate beginner yoga with teacher Kelly Miller.

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May 2019

Wellness Saturday: Forest Bathing

May 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

From the immune boosts of calming compounds given off by trees to the improved mood, energy, and overall well-being offered, Forest Bathing helps us find healing through deepening our connection to nature.

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June 2019

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Play

June 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Bring your family for a hike and unstructured nature play with representatives from our NaturePHL program. We’ll climb, explore, and learn more about the many health benefits of outdoor activity.

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Wellness Saturday: Natural Protectors

June 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Harsh chemicals can be found in everything from cleaning products to cosmetics. We'll talk about ways we can use natural ingredients to make common household items, such as chapstick, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

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July 2019

Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Play

July 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Bring your family for a hike and unstructured nature play with representatives from our NaturePHL program. We’ll climb, explore, and learn more about the many health benefits of outdoor activity.

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August 2019

Nature Play Saturday

August 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Bring your family for a hike and unstructured nature play with representatives from our NaturePHL program. We’ll climb, explore, and learn more about the many health benefits of outdoor activity.

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September 2019

Wellness Saturday: Mindfulness in Nature

September 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

At this month’s wellness program, we’ll focus on how mindfulness in nature can lead to positive effects on our physical and mental well-being.

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October 2019

Kids Run Wild

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$5 – $10

Come out for the first-ever Kids Run Wild race along our trails.

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Wellness Saturday: Yoga

October 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Start off the morning with a walk and yoga on our trails with teacher Kelly Miller.

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November 2019

Tea Blending Workshop with Terra Luna Herbals

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$20 – $30

Create a personal tea blend and learn how to begin your very own at-home apothecary.

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Wellness Saturday: Forest Bathing

November 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Forest bathing helps us find healing through deepening our connection to nature.

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December 2019

Wellness Saturday: Mindfulness in Nature

December 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

At this month’s wellness program, we’ll focus on how mindfulness in nature can lead to positive effects on our physical and mental well-being.

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January 2020

‌Wellness Saturday: Nature Immersion – CANCELLED

January 25, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

a visit to the winter woods can help rejuvenate and inspire a sense of the warming hearth during these cold months

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February 2020

Wellness Saturday: Yoga in the Greenhouse

February 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Yoga allows us to focus on our body and mind while improving core strength and flexibility.

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March 2020

CANCELED – Wellness Saturday: Mindfulness in Nature

March 28, 2020 @ 9:30 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Welcome in spring with a variety of wellness programs along our trails. Wellness programs occur on the last Saturday of every month and are free to the public. Donations appreciate.  Take a slow and meandering walk, sit near a tree, rock or stream, and gaze at the sky in what’s  called ‘noble silence’. Noble silence refers to what the Buddha did 2500 years ago as he gazed in gratitude at the Bodhi tree, known scientifically as Fiscus religiosa, or sacred fig, as…

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October 2020

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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March 2021

Spring Equinox Forest Meditation

March 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Come and celebrate the spring equinox with a meditative wellness walk through the greening forest. The equinox is a time of balance when daylight and night are equal. We will walk and sit in gentle, mindful reflection of this balance in the natural world as well as the balance in ourselves as we go through breathing and meditative exercises. Come feel the life and vitality of the returning spring with us! Registration is required. Due to COVID, space is limited…

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May 2021

Spring Night Hike

May 7, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Welcome the first days of spring with a walk along our moonlit trails as we discover the forest in a whole new way. On this guided hike, we’ll look and listen for the nocturnal animals while taking in the beauty and peacefulness of the forest at night. The hike will begin at the Visitor Center. Participants should bring a flashlight. We’ll hike rain or shine so please dress for the weather. Space is limited; registration required. Masks are required throughout…

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October 2021

Forest Bathing – CANCELED

October 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Come celebrate the fall season with a peaceful walk through and meditation in the forest. Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care. The guided walk will be led by certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.   

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November 2021

Reconnection – A Healing Hike

November 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$5 – $10

How can nature help us heal? We welcome members of the African-American community to join us for a hike along the Schuylkill Center’s trails towards our new art installation and sanctuary, Al Mudhif. The walk will be followed by a tea ceremony, meditative stretching and breathing exercises, allowing us to harness the power of nature to heal ourselves from traumas that are unique to the Black experience. This hike is about one mile long on unpaved trails. Space is limited;…

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