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NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER

NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY – November 17 – 2:00 pm – NO FEE    

 Hike with us on some of the less traveled trails in the nature center. There shall be some uneven ground, possible mud and stream crossings.

DECEMBER

SNOWSHOE DEMONSTRATION

presented by L.L.Bean

December 17   ~   10:00-11:30 am

NO FEE

If you can walk, you can snowshoe

We are not meant to hibernate, go snowshoeing

JANUARY

WINTER NATURALIST WALKS

TUESDAYS ~ January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31     1:30 pm        NO FEE

Enjoy the winter each Tuesday as we travel the trails at PVNC looking for what is going on. It is amazing the discoveries that we can make during what many consider bleak times (weather wise). It feels great to get out and walk during the cold and invigorating winter. Please join us. Dress for the weather, inclement weather or unfavorable trail conditions cancel the walk. Call if weather or conditions are questionable

 

HUNTING THE MASTADON, RUNNING WITH THE CARIBOU:

ICE AGE TALES FROM PREHISTORIC PENNSYLVANIA

 SATURDAY  ~  January 21       1:00 pm           NO FEE

Join Author and Storyteller Robin Moore as we use our imaginations to travel back 10,000 years, to the end of the last Great Ice Age, when the first people wandered into what is now Bucks County. Through a combination of storytelling, demonstrations of primitive living skills and natural history,

 

WINTER WILDLIFE DETECTIVES

Ages 5-10

1:00-3:00 pm Wednesdays January 25, February 1. February 8. February 15

$40 per student ($32 members)

On the trail outdoor classes, each week will have a different theme/focus

Search for clues and use your powers of observation and ingenuity to discover what is around. All living things have adaptations that make them special.

Lenape Stories & Games, Winter Pond Macro Investigation, Sunpower, Maple Sugaring

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SCIENCE SATURDAYS ~ January 14, 28 & February 11   ~ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Ages 7-11 FEE each Saturday $20 (members $15)

A morning of experiments and fun. Explore the possibilities, Learn some amazing thing that you can use to WOW your friends and family. Each Saturday shall be different explorations and experiments. LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Must pre-register – No registration accepted one week prior to the chosen Saturday
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OUT OF HIBERNATION

 SUNDAY ~ January 29 2:00 pm           NO FEE

Cabin fever? Join us as we venture into the cold to seek signs of emerging animals from hibernation. Spring arrives March 20th, why are they active so early?

FEBRUARY

BABES IN THE WOODS

ages 9 months – 2 years  ~  10:00-11:00 am

Wednesdays February 8, 15, 22, March 1 

Foul Weather Date March 8

FEE: $45 (members $35)

Bundle up your babe and come to the nature center for nature awareness classes that focus on the senses and being outdoors.Winter is a great time to get out and enjoy discovering.

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KIT CREW

ages 2-3   ~   10:00-11:30 am

Wednesdays February 8, 15, 22, March 1 

Foul Weather Date March 8

FEE: $55 (members $45) additional siblings under 2 no fee

Winter is a great time to get outdoors. New discoveries await. A snack and a story, then we head out for a short discovery walk. Upon return each child will make an age appropriate take home craft.

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GOSLING GANG

ages 4-5   ~   10:00-11:30 am

Wednesdays February 8, 15, 22, March 1 

Foul Weather Date March 8

FEE: $55 (members $45) 

A story, snack and a walk on the wild side! Put on your hat, coat, boots and scarf & let’s investigate what is going on in the winter.  Each child will make a take home craft.

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BLUEBIRD WORKSHOP ~ Make a Nest box

FEBRUARY 18  ~  1:00-2:30 pm            (foul weather date Feb. 19)                           Pre-registration required

FEE $ 17 ($15 members)                          LIMIT 20 participants

Learn about the ecology of bluebirds and other cavity nesters. Build your own bluebird house and share in the success of the comeback of bluebirds in our area. Why so  early? It’s not even spring! The mail bluebirds come back very early to seek the best place for raising a family. Your nest box will be ready and available for these welcome birds.      Bring a hammer & Phillips head screwdriver

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 SNOW MOON WALK & SHOULDER TO SHOULDER CAMPFIRE

FEBRUARY 10  ~  6:30 –8:00 pm         

NO FEE ~ DONATIONS APPRECIATED       

Pre-registration required

LIMIT 20 participants

A brisk walk in the winter, enjoying the full moon of February. Return to a toasty campfire to warm up. If conditions appear unfavorable for the walk and/or moon viewing, call to inquire if the event will be held.

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CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLINIC

February 12   ~  9:00 am –11:00 am

NO FEE    Preregistration required!

This program is a “go” even without snow!  Learn about ski technique, ways to improve your balance, equipment, clubs you can join, and places you can ski.  On-snow instruction is available if conditions permit.  Learn to glide longer and stronger. Bring your own skis.  Pre-registration is required.

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MAPLE SUGAR DAY

SATURDAY—FEBRUARY 25—11:00 AM—1:00 PM

Bring family and friends or come as a group and experience the way maple sugar was collected and made during the pioneer days. We shall travel to the sugar bush to bring back some maple sap for the addition to the boiling pot of soon to be syrup. Taste the sweet goodness of the maple syrup and compare it to maple sugar and the taste of the sap itself. A great time for all.

Waffles with maple syrup available for sale the day of the event

NO FEE for the program Donations graciously accepted

SPRING WILDLIFE DETECTIVES – ages 5-10 ~ $40 per student (members $32)

1:00-3:00 pm Wednesdays April 19, 26, May 3, 10

On the trail outdoor classes, each week will have a different theme/focus

Search for clues and use your powers of observation and ingenuity to discover what is around. All living things have adaptations that make them special. Nature’s Collections; Botany Around Us, Nature’s Collections; Animals Around Us, Water Drops & Soil, Wild and Wonderful Flowers 

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