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June 2019

Boy Scout Environmental Science Merit Badge Workshop

June 15, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$40

Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your scout to earn the Environmental Science Merit Badge. Test for air pollution, record biodiversity in a forest plot, and conduct an experiment to learn about the effects of oil spills on waterfowl.

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July 2019

Schuylkill Saturday Special Edition: Wineberry Harvest

July 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

What has tiny red hairs, sharp spines, and tasty berries? The wineberry! These invasive plants are plentiful on our property, so come out and enjoy a sweet treat while helping us to clear them out of the forest.

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Restoration Volunteer Workday–CANCELLED

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Help us to improve our 340-acre forest's health and biodiversity through invasive plant removals, native species plantings, and trail maintenance projects.

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September 2019

Fall Native Plant Sale

September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Stock up for fall with bloomers like blue-stemmed goldenrod and New England aster—both perfect for migrating birds and insects. Members receive 10% off all plants.

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October 2019

Restoration Volunteer Workday

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the property, connecting with nature, and making new friends

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November 2019

Restoration Volunteer Workday

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the property, connecting with nature, and making new friends.

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January 2020

Restoration Volunteer Workday

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the property, connecting with nature, and making new friends.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Community members as well as Nature Preschool families past and present are invited to join us as we work on service projects aimed at protecting the health of our forests

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February 2020

Roxborough Green: Preserving Open Space The 9th Annual Richard L. James Lecture

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free, donations appreciated

Roxborough’s beloved open space is disappearing rapidly as developers discover some of the last “available” land in the city. At this town meeting,  community leaders and planners discuss actions you can take to preserve our community’s open space. Panelists include James Harry Calamia of the Roxborough Development Corporation, Kay Sykora of the Roxborough/Manayunk Conservancy, Celeste Hardester of the Central Roxborough Civic Association, and Matt Wysong, a planner for the City of Philadelphia. Co-sponsors include the Roxborough Development Corporation, the Upper…

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Restoration Volunteer Workday

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the property, connecting with nature, and making new friends.

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Toad Detour Training

February 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

If you’d like to help with this year’s Toad Detour, join us for this orientation. You’ll learn all about toads, toad handling, and shift sign-ups.

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March 2020

CANCELED – Restoration Volunteer Workday

March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the property, connecting with nature, and making new friends. On workdays, volunteers will remove invasive plants and help to improve our trails. No registration required. We recommend long pants, sturdy boots, and a sense of fellowship. No experience necessary—we provide gloves, tools, instruction, and snacks. Please bring your own water bottle. Please note: our volunteer workday will be canceled in the event of severe weather.…

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April 2020

CANCELED – Restoration Volunteer Workday

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the property, connecting with nature, and making new friends. On workdays, volunteers will remove invasive plants and help to improve our trails. No registration required. We recommend long pants, sturdy boots, and a sense of fellowship. No experience necessary—we provide gloves, tools, instruction, and snacks. Please bring your own water bottle. Please note: our volunteer workday will be canceled in the event of severe weather.…

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October 2020

Restoration Volunteer Workday

October 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the property, connecting with nature, and making new friends. On workdays, volunteers will remove invasive plants and help to improve our trails. We recommend wearing long pants and sturdy boots and bringing a pair of gloves if you have them available. No experience necessary—we provide gloves (if needed), tools, and instruction. Please bring your own water bottle. Space is limited; registration is required. Masks are…

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November 2020

Environmental Science Merit Badge – SOLD OUT

November 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$40

*This is a two day program with the other date on November 14. $40 is the price for both days.* Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your scout to earn the Environmental Science Merit Badge, a required badge for those pursuing the Eagle Scout rank. In this two-day program, scouts will make observations and carry out experiments to learn more about our natural world. Test for air pollution, record biodiversity in a forest plot, and conduct an experiment to…

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Environmental Science Merit Badge – SOLD OUT

November 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$40

*This is a two day program with the other date on November 7. $40 is the price for both days.* Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your scout to earn the Environmental Science Merit Badge, a required badge for those pursuing the Eagle Scout rank. In this two-day program, scouts will make observations and carry out experiments to learn more about our natural world. Test for air pollution, record biodiversity in a forest plot, and conduct an experiment to…

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Restoration Volunteer Workday – CANCELED

November 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

This event has been CANCELED. Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know the property, connecting with nature, and making new friends. On workdays, volunteers will remove invasive plants and help to improve our trails. We recommend wearing long pants and sturdy boots and bringing a pair of gloves if you have them available. No experience necessary—we provide gloves (if needed), tools, and instruction. Please bring your own water bottle. Space is limited;…

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May 2021

The Philly Tree Plan: Growing Our Urban Forest

May 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online/Virtual

Though parts of Philadelphia are shaded by a beautiful canopy of trees, much of the city is not-- and our overall tree canopy sadly declined 6 percent between 2008 and 2018. To address this, the city is creating an urban forest plan-- and needs your help. Erica Smith Fichman, the city’s Community Forestry Manager and the project lead for the Philly Tree Plan, presents the city’s efforts to create a 10 year plan for the planting and care of our…

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September 2021

Restoration Volunteer Workday

September 17, 2021 @ 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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Restoration Volunteer Workday

September 18, 2021 @ 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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