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January 2021

Drive-Thru Seed Swap

January 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Berks Nature, 575 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607 United States

Looking for new native plants and vegetables to add to your garden this Spring? Join Berks Nature for our Annual Seed Swap and you will go home with just that! Things are …Read More

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Get Out for Wellness: Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge

January 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge, 750 Bangor Mountain Road
Stroudsburg, PA 18360 United States

his nearly 200 acre preserve was purchased by Pocono Lands Trust in 2015 and contains 4 miles trails. After a vigorous climb, we’ll head south, soon skirting the edge of a forested …Read More

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Cabin Fever Book Club

January 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Lehigh Gap Nature Center, 8844 Paint Mill Road
Slatington, 18080 United States

Susan Hand Shetterly’s Seaweed Chronicles! The Cabin Fever Book Club meets once a month during the fall and winter months to discuss fascinating books on such topics as ecology, environmental history, and environmentalism. …Read More

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Wildlife of the Watershed: Birds of Prey Meet & Greet

January 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, 3701 Orchid Place
Emmaus, 18049 United States

Learn about local raptor species and meet some of our education ambassador birds of prey, all Pennsylvania native species, with the opportunity to ask plenty of questions. Please wear a mask. Adults: $7.00 …Read More

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February 2021

Discover the World of Bats — Pennsylvania Bat Rescue

February 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Participants will learn the natural history of bats, their environmental importance, and how we can all help bats in our backyards. Attendees will also meet PA Bat Rescue’s education bats and learn …Read More

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Plastics in Streams (Education Program)

February 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Manada Conservancy, 257 Hershey Road
Hummelstown, 17036 United States

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans has been publicized widely; we’ve heard about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” Lesser known is the prevalence of microplastics in freshwater systems, which are conduits from …Read More

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March 2021

Bird Migration: Spring & Fall In Lebanon County

March 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

This introductory program will look into the why, how, when and what you may be able to see during the annual bird migration in Lebanon County. There are two distinct migrations in …Read More

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April 2021

Hawk Mountain Spring Hawk Watch

April 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am - May 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Hawk Mountain, North Lookout, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road
Kempton, 19529

Hawk Mountain invites visitors to look for returning raptors and other migrants during its annual Spring Hawk Watch, held daily April 1 through May 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at …Read More

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Native Plants in Your Landscape

April 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Manada Conservancy, 257 Hershey Road
Hummelstown, 17036 United States

Join us for a panel discussion about the benefits of incorporating native plants into your landscape, and how to get started. This will be a virtual program. Check back in March 2021 …Read More

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Earth Day Celebration

April 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Celebrate Earth Day at Hawk Mountain! Learn what YOU can do to make the Earth a better place for birds and all creatures. Meet a feathered educator and enjoy nature with a guided …Read More

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Ironmaster’s Challenge Trail Running Event – 50k & 15/20k

April 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-4

For 10 years, participants have been enjoying this springtime adventure challenge in two separate events, a 50k and 15k, both culminating in a finish-line picnic celebration at the Ironmaster’s Mansion at Pine …Read More

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May 2021

Music on the Mountain: Global Rhythm Drum Experience

May 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Join us for a fun interactive global drum experience featuring djembe and frame drums and world rhythms! All are welcome, no experience needed. Bring your percussion instrument, and we’ll be bringing some …Read More

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June 2021

Wildands Conservancy Summer Camps

June 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am - August 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Offerings in Emmaus & Bethlehem - Plus Two More Locations! At summer camp, we inspire all ages to be future environmental stewards. Browse offerings at each location, or bookmark this page for …Read More

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Berks Nature Summer Camps

June 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am - August 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Please note, all registration must be done online. Secure your child’s place and register them today through our easy, online portal! Prices listed are per camper, per week, and reflect the extension activities …Read More

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Hawk Mountain Summer Camps

June 21, 2021 @ 8:30 am - August 13, 2021 @ 3:30 pm EDT

Our Summer Nature Camps, designed for youth entering grades 1 – 6, get kids outdoors, developing a deeper connection with the natural world through fun and educational activities. We provide a highly-trained …Read More

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October 2021

Accessible Birding in the Native Habitat Garden

October 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Hawk Mountain Visitor Center, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road
Kempton, 19529

In celebration of Birdability Week, join us for a fall birding experience at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, the first sanctuary for wild birds of prey. The outing will be guided through and around the …Read More

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Plants Rule! Harvesting the Sun for Climate Solutions

October 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Hershey Gardens Conservatory, 170 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA United States
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Biological processes are important in reaching a carbon-negative future that reduces greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Penn State University's Dr. Tom Richard will help us understand the amazing ability of living plants …Read More

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October 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Celebrate Owloween on the Mountain with creepy crawly cold-blooded creatures - slithery, slimy, and lots of legs! Learn all about owls and even meet one up close. Enter our Costume Contest for a …Read More

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February 2022

Volunteers in Land Management and the Reason Why

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

NOTE: this is an online program only.  To receive the link for this Zoom webinar, register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q5Gs3KaISnGLSxozME0RNg Land protection is essential for biodiversity conservation, water quality protection, and climate resilience.  The work …Read More

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April 2022

Help Track Wildflower Bloom on the Ridge

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Kernsville Dam Recreation Area, 25 Kernsville Dam Rd, Hamburg, PA 19526
Hamburg, PA 19526

This spring, Berks Nature is joining the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) to track the spring wildflower bloom along the Kittatinny Ridge/Blue Mountain as part of a community science project studying climate change. …Read More

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