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May 2022

Wildlife Clinic Volunteer Info Session

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online/Virtual
Free

Do you want to be a part of the ever-growing group of great people who will help rehabilitate thousands of animals? We're looking for Clinic Support, Animal Care, Facilities Maintenance, Transportation, and Wildlife Hotline Volunteers. Applicants must attend an online information session, read and sign our volunteer agreement, and complete online ethics and safety courses before beginning any work at the Wildlife Clinic. After attending an online info session, you will receive an email with a link to apply. If…

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Volunteer: Native Planters

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Want to immerse yourself with nature? Come and learn how to identify native and non-native plants, gardening basics, and more. This group maintains our Courtyard Garden, weekly. Tasks include, and are not limited to: weeding, deadheading plants, removing unwanted plants and planting new plants. Want to join us? Send an email to volunteer@schuylkillcenter.org with a subject line “Native Planters”.

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Sprouts

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$120 – $150

Little ones ages 2-3 years old, together with a favorite grown-up, will discover and explore the wonders of nature through sensory-focused experiences. This six-week series features walks, songs, and stories as a part of a hands-on, emergent learning approach beloved in our Nature Preschool. It is a great way for your youngster to grow their roots in nature-based learning. Space is limited to 10 participants. Drop-in rate for one session is $25 members, $30 non-members (if space is available).

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Volunteer: Greenhouse Gardeners

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Help us care for plants (to be sold at our plant sale) in our greenhouse by pruning, watering, and other gardening related tasks. Volunteers may also be asked to assist with plant sale related tasks such as, and are not limited to, labeling plants and packing orders. The ideal volunteer will be able to follow directions, be detail oriented and eager to learn or share any plant knowledge they have. Want to join us? Send an email to volunteer@schuylkillcenter.org with…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

May 7 @ 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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Spring Wildflower Walk – CANCELED

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$10 – $20

If “the earth laughs in flowers,” as wrote Emerson, then this walk will leave you guffawing as we visit stands of trout lily, trillium, shooting star, Virginia bluebells, cohosh, and more. In an annual tradition, Executive Director Mike Weilbacher takes you down the Ravine Loop to visit these ephemeral beauties and share the extraordinary life stories. Space is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required. This event is canceled due to weather and low enrollment.

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Volunteer: Wildlife Clinic Crew

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Become a steward of our organization and work with us to maintain the grounds and structures at our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. Volunteers will assist with weekly tasks such as, and are not limited to: mowing, weed whacking, fixing animal enclosures and other small handy-person assignments. In addition to weekly tasks, time will be utilized to work on bigger projects, such as converting an unused enclosure into a beautiful garden. Want to join us? Send an email to volunteer@schuylkillcenter.org with a…

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Sprouts

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$120 – $150

Little ones ages 2-3 years old, together with a favorite grown-up, will discover and explore the wonders of nature through sensory-focused experiences. This six-week series features walks, songs, and stories as a part of a hands-on, emergent learning approach beloved in our Nature Preschool. It is a great way for your youngster to grow their roots in nature-based learning. Space is limited to 10 participants. Drop-in rate for one session is $25 members, $30 non-members (if space is available).

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Volunteer: Native Planters

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

Want to immerse yourself with nature? Come and learn how to identify native and non-native plants, gardening basics, and more. This group maintains our Courtyard Garden, weekly. Tasks include, and are not limited to: weeding, deadheading plants, removing unwanted plants and planting new plants. Want to join us? Send an email to volunteer@schuylkillcenter.org with a subject line “Native Planters”.

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Sprouts

May 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$120 – $150

Little ones ages 2-3 years old, together with a favorite grown-up, will discover and explore the wonders of nature through sensory-focused experiences. This six-week series features walks, songs, and stories as a part of a hands-on, emergent learning approach beloved in our Nature Preschool. It is a great way for your youngster to grow their roots in nature-based learning. Space is limited to 10 participants. Drop-in rate for one session is $25 members, $30 non-members (if space is available).

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Volunteer: Greenhouse Gardeners

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Help us care for plants (to be sold at our plant sale) in our greenhouse by pruning, watering, and other gardening related tasks. Volunteers may also be asked to assist with plant sale related tasks such as, and are not limited to, labeling plants and packing orders. The ideal volunteer will be able to follow directions, be detail oriented and eager to learn or share any plant knowledge they have. Want to join us? Send an email to volunteer@schuylkillcenter.org with…

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Schuylkill Saturday: Self-Guided Nature Exploration for Families

May 14 @ 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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Spring Fungi Hike with the Philadelphia Mycology Club

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
Free

Morels, chicken of the woods, and oyster mushrooms–with the temperate weather and rainy days of spring, the forest starts to come alive with different varieties of fungi. Hike along our Ravine Loop as we learn how to identify common fungi and discover what makes each so unique. Hike route is roughly two miles in length with hills and some rocky, uneven terrain. Good hiking shoes are recommended. Space is limited to 25 participants. Donations are appreciated. Registration is required.

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Volunteer: Wildlife Clinic Crew

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Become a steward of our organization and work with us to maintain the grounds and structures at our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. Volunteers will assist with weekly tasks such as, and are not limited to: mowing, weed whacking, fixing animal enclosures and other small handy-person assignments. In addition to weekly tasks, time will be utilized to work on bigger projects, such as converting an unused enclosure into a beautiful garden. Want to join us? Send an email to volunteer@schuylkillcenter.org with a…

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Day-Off Camp: Disc Golf

May 17 @ 8:00 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$60 – $70

FORE! Lookout, a day of fun and laughs is sure to be had at this disc golf themed day-off camp. We will be spending the day on our very own Schuylkill fairway learning the ins and outs of the unique game – from the rules to the technique and everything in between. We will even try our hand at other disc-related games. This day is sure to be a hole-in-one. Day-off camps are for children ages 5-12 years old. Extended…

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Sprouts

May 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$120 – $150

Little ones ages 2-3 years old, together with a favorite grown-up, will discover and explore the wonders of nature through sensory-focused experiences. This six-week series features walks, songs, and stories as a part of a hands-on, emergent learning approach beloved in our Nature Preschool. It is a great way for your youngster to grow their roots in nature-based learning. Space is limited to 10 participants. Drop-in rate for one session is $25 members, $30 non-members (if space is available).

Find out more »

Wildlife Clinic Volunteer Info Session

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online/Virtual
Free

Do you want to be a part of the ever-growing group of great people who will help rehabilitate thousands of animals? We're looking for Clinic Support, Animal Care, Facilities Maintenance, Transportation, and Wildlife Hotline Volunteers. Applicants must attend an online information session, read and sign our volunteer agreement, and complete online ethics and safety courses before beginning any work at the Wildlife Clinic. After attending an online info session, you will receive an email with a link to apply. If…

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Volunteer: Native Planters

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

Want to immerse yourself with nature? Come and learn how to identify native and non-native plants, gardening basics, and more. This group maintains our Courtyard Garden, weekly. Tasks include, and are not limited to: weeding, deadheading plants, removing unwanted plants and planting new plants. Want to join us? Send an email to volunteer@schuylkillcenter.org with a subject line “Native Planters”.

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Sprouts

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$120 – $150

Little ones ages 2-3 years old, together with a favorite grown-up, will discover and explore the wonders of nature through sensory-focused experiences. This six-week series features walks, songs, and stories as a part of a hands-on, emergent learning approach beloved in our Nature Preschool. It is a great way for your youngster to grow their roots in nature-based learning. Space is limited to 10 participants. Drop-in rate for one session is $25 members, $30 non-members (if space is available).

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The Enchanted Forest

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
$150 – $1000

The Enchanted Forest is our biggest party beneath the stars to support the Schuylkill Center's mission. We will honor former board presidents Kathleen Wagner and Charles "Chip" Lee III outdoors while enjoying live jazz music, locally sourced food and drink. Guests will also have a first hand look at a unique site-specific art experience celebrating Filipinix Culture.  

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