Upcoming Events

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Photo: Mary Linkevich
June 28, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
$25
Contact: Berks Nature 610-372-4992

Sustainability & Your Business: How to Drink Beer and Save the World

The Crowne Plaza Reading

Part of Berks Nature’s new event series: Featuring nationally recognized author Chris O’Brien. Chris was the director of sustainability at American University, where he executed three power purchase agreements and led AU toward its goal of carbon neutrality by 2020. Today, he teaches energy, climate and sustainability in American University’s Kogod School of Business, and serves as Altenex’s director of higher education programs, where helps campuses find, analyze and execute large-scale renewable energy deals. Chris is the author of the award-winning book “Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World.” You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear Chris’s important message! Participants will enjoy hors d’ oevres, beer tasting and thought-provoking activities in sustainability facilitated by international sustainability expert Scot Case.

June 30, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm

Regal Fritillary Butterfly Tour: Fort Indiantown Gap

Fort Indiantown Gap

You have probably heard of our famous butterfly…now is your chance to see it up close and personal. The public is invited to tour Regal Fritillary habitat in an area normally closed to the public and learn how we balance the conservation efforts for this species of concern with military training.

Date is subject to change depending on military training exercises.

Tours depart promptly at 10 a.m. Those wishing to attend should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. to fill out necessary paperwork, attend a mandatory safety/orientation briefing and receive driving instructions. Tours will last approximately three hours, but attendees can leave earlier if needed. Attendees should be prepared to provide vehicle make, model, year and color, along with license plate state/number and insurance carrier information.

Participants must gather at the Fort Indiantown Gap USO Liberty Center (previously named the Recreation Center), Building 13-190, located at the intersection of Asher Miner Road, Clement Avenue and Route 443 (GPS coordinates in decimal degrees: North 40.431, West 76.591). Upon arrival to the installation, “wildlife event” signs will help to direct attendees to the parking area adjacent to the recreation center in the picnic grove where parking attendants will provide additional instructions.

Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars and should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a nature walk on gravel trails or mowed paths. They should also consider bringing insect repellent, sun screen and other personal comfort items. Drinking water will be provided. No reservations are required and no rain dates will be scheduled.

July 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
$5 - $10
Contact: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 610-756-6961

The Real Poop on Pigeons: Children’s Workshop

Hawk Mountain Visitor Center

$5 Members, $10 Non-Members
With his trademark mix of humor, well-researched facts, and artistry, Kevin McCloskey delivers the straight poop on these humble birds from his illustrated children’s book, The Real Poop on Pigeons. He will also offer a hands-on drawing project suitable for children ages 4 and up!

July 1, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm

Regal Fritillary Butterfly Tour: Fort Indiantown Gap

Fort Indiantown Gap

You have probably heard of our famous butterfly…now is your chance to see it up close and personal. The public is invited to tour Regal Fritillary habitat in an area normally closed to the public and learn how we balance the conservation efforts for this species of concern with military training.

Date is subject to change depending on military training exercises.

Tours depart promptly at 10 a.m. Those wishing to attend should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. to fill out necessary paperwork, attend a mandatory safety/orientation briefing and receive driving instructions. Tours will last approximately three hours, but attendees can leave earlier if needed. Attendees should be prepared to provide vehicle make, model, year and color, along with license plate state/number and insurance carrier information.

Participants must gather at the Fort Indiantown Gap USO Liberty Center (previously named the Recreation Center), Building 13-190, located at the intersection of Asher Miner Road, Clement Avenue and Route 443 (GPS coordinates in decimal degrees: North 40.431, West 76.591). Upon arrival to the installation, “wildlife event” signs will help to direct attendees to the parking area adjacent to the recreation center in the picnic grove where parking attendants will provide additional instructions.

Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars and should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a nature walk on gravel trails or mowed paths. They should also consider bringing insect repellent, sun screen and other personal comfort items. Drinking water will be provided. No reservations are required and no rain dates will be scheduled.

July 5, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Free - $5
Contact: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 610-756-6961

Wee Ones Walk

Hawk Mountain Visitor Center

Free for Members, $5 for Non-Members
Designed for children ages 3-5. Program includes a story, nature activity, short outdoor hike, and craft. This month’s theme is Nature’s Fireworks, all about fireflies!

July 7, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm

Regal Fritillary Butterfly Tour: Fort Indiantown Gap

Fort Indiantown Gap

You have probably heard of our famous butterfly…now is your chance to see it up close and personal. The public is invited to tour Regal Fritillary habitat in an area normally closed to the public and learn how we balance the conservation efforts for this species of concern with military training.

Date is subject to change depending on military training exercises.

Tours depart promptly at 10 a.m. Those wishing to attend should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. to fill out necessary paperwork, attend a mandatory safety/orientation briefing and receive driving instructions. Tours will last approximately three hours, but attendees can leave earlier if needed. Attendees should be prepared to provide vehicle make, model, year and color, along with license plate state/number and insurance carrier information.

Participants must gather at the Fort Indiantown Gap USO Liberty Center (previously named the Recreation Center), Building 13-190, located at the intersection of Asher Miner Road, Clement Avenue and Route 443 (GPS coordinates in decimal degrees: North 40.431, West 76.591). Upon arrival to the installation, “wildlife event” signs will help to direct attendees to the parking area adjacent to the recreation center in the picnic grove where parking attendants will provide additional instructions.

Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars and should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a nature walk on gravel trails or mowed paths. They should also consider bringing insect repellent, sun screen and other personal comfort items. Drinking water will be provided. No reservations are required and no rain dates will be scheduled.

July 8, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm

Regal Fritillary Butterfly Tour: Fort Indiantown Gap

Fort Indiantown Gap

You have probably heard of our famous butterfly…now is your chance to see it up close and personal. The public is invited to tour Regal Fritillary habitat in an area normally closed to the public and learn how we balance the conservation efforts for this species of concern with military training.

Date is subject to change depending on military training exercises.

Tours depart promptly at 10 a.m. Those wishing to attend should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. to fill out necessary paperwork, attend a mandatory safety/orientation briefing and receive driving instructions. Tours will last approximately three hours, but attendees can leave earlier if needed. Attendees should be prepared to provide vehicle make, model, year and color, along with license plate state/number and insurance carrier information.

Participants must gather at the Fort Indiantown Gap USO Liberty Center (previously named the Recreation Center), Building 13-190, located at the intersection of Asher Miner Road, Clement Avenue and Route 443 (GPS coordinates in decimal degrees: North 40.431, West 76.591). Upon arrival to the installation, “wildlife event” signs will help to direct attendees to the parking area adjacent to the recreation center in the picnic grove where parking attendants will provide additional instructions.

Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars and should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a nature walk on gravel trails or mowed paths. They should also consider bringing insect repellent, sun screen and other personal comfort items. Drinking water will be provided. No reservations are required and no rain dates will be scheduled.

July 8, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
$5 - $10
Contact: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 610-756-6961

Night Walk to South Lookout

Hawk Mountain Visitor Center

$5 Members, $10 Non-Members
Join a Hawk Mountain educator for a full-guided and moderate 1-hour walk under the full moon. The excursion covers 1 mile of gravel paths over natural terrain that has a gradual incline.

 

July 18, 2017 - July 20, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
$175 - $200
Contact: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 610-756-6961

Raptor Adventure Camp: Grades 4-5

Hawk Mountain Visitor Center

Members $175, Non-Members $200
Spend three days immersed in nature, with each day devoted to a different type of raptor. Learn their unique adaptations through activities, games, and hands-on projects. Topics include hawks and falcons, eagles, vultures, owls, and Appalachian forests. Activities include: binocular use and hawk watching, hiking, journaling, kestrel box building, owl pellet dissection, radio telemetry, live raptors, a visit to our raptor care facility, visits from scientists, and much more!

July 22, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Free - $5
Contact: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 610-756-6961

Brownie Girl Scout Hike

Hawk Mountain Visitor Center

Members and Leaders FREE, $5 Non-Members
Brownies in grades 2-3 are invited to earn 4 requirements for the Hiker badge and two steps towards the Outdoor Adventure badge! Girls will learn about trail etiquette, safety on the trail, how to follow trail signs, and how and what to pack for a day hike. After an introduction to raptor identification, scouts will hike to North Lookout to enjoy the fall migration and lunch. A nature scavenger hunt will be included in the return hike.

July 22, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Contact: Lehigh Gap Nature Center 610-760-8889

Dragons and Damsels

Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Join us for a dragon(fly) hunt at the Kittatinny Ponds with the Naturalist Club.

July 24, 2017 - July 27, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
$175 - $200
Contact: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 610-756-6961

Raptor Adventure Camp: Grades 6-8

Hawk Mountain Visitor Center

Members $175, Non-Members $200
Spend three days immersed in nature, with each day devoted to a different type of raptor. Learn their unique adaptations through activities, games, and hands-on projects. Topics include hawks and falcons, eagles, vultures, owls, and Appalachian forests. Activities include: binocular use and hawk watching, hiking, journaling, kestrel box building, owl pellet dissection, radio telemetry, live raptors, a visit to our raptor care facility, visits from scientists, and much more! For more information call 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawkmountain.org.

August 12, 2017 7:00am - 10:00am
Contact: Lehigh Gap Nature Center 610-760-8889

Second Saturday Bird Walk

Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Bird walk at LGNC. Meet at the Osprey House.

August 26, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Contact: Lehigh Gap Nature Center 610-760-8889

Raptor ID & Field Trip

Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Raptor identification workshop at the Osprey House, followed by a field trip to Bake Oven Knob in search of Bald Eagles and Ospreys.