Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Jun
18
Mon
Young Ecologists Summer Camp
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm
Young Ecologists Summer Camp

For students finishing grades 5-7. Registration required. Contact the Nature Center for an application.

Jun
19
Tue
Fit Walks
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Fit Walks

Enjoy nature while walking for exercise! LGNC will be hosting Fit Walks this summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am and 6pm. All ages and abilities welcome!!!

Fit Walks
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fit Walks

Enjoy nature while walking for exercise! LGNC will be hosting Fit Walks this summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am and 6pm. All ages and abilities welcome!!!

Jun
21
Thu
Fit Walks
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Fit Walks

Enjoy nature while walking for exercise! LGNC will be hosting Fit Walks this summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am and 6pm. All ages and abilities welcome!!!

EcoArt After School!
Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
EcoArt After School!

Explore the art in nature through monthly after-school art classes at LGNC! Participants will learn about the ecology of the Lehigh Gap as they make fun, nature-themed art projects to take home. Class themes will focus on aspects of nature unique to each month and season.

Classes take place on the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Thanks to our sponsor, Reading Escapades and Math Explorers, Inc.all classes are now FREE and open to the public. In order to ensure we have supplies for all who attend, registration is required and limited to 20 children per class. To register, please visit the following link: http://bit.ly/EcoArt_Registration.

About the Instructors:
Patty Passick, a certified PA art teacher, and Carol Mickey, a local wire sculptor, have years of experience providing art instruction to children and adults. Both artists reside in the vicinity of the Lehigh Gap and look forward to creatively celebrating local ecology through a variety of hands-on activities throughout the year.

Fit Walks
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fit Walks

Enjoy nature while walking for exercise! LGNC will be hosting Fit Walks this summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am and 6pm. All ages and abilities welcome!!!

Jun
23
Sat
Pollinator Day @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pollinator Day @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center | Slatington | Pennsylvania | United States

Schedule:

  • All Day (9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.):
    • “Pollinators in Our Gardens” photography exhibition by Bonnie Pancoast (Great Hall)
    • Pollinator exhibits, crafts, and displays (Great Hall and front porch)
    • Plant sale (front porch)
  • 9:00 a.m. – Bird Walk. Enjoy a beginner bird walk around the Osprey House. Binoculars will be provided.
  • 10:00 a.m. and noon – Butterfly and Bug Walk. Discover the many butterflies and other insects that live in LGNC’s habitat gardens! Kids and families are encouraged to attend. Insect nets will be provided.
  • 1:00 p.m. – Presentation by Kate Brandes: Landscaping for Communities and Wildlife program update.
  • 2:00 p.m. – Garden Tour. Learn about the 200+ species in LGNC’s habitat garden.

Photo credit: Lynn Shupp

Pollinators in Our Gardens: Featuring Native Bees of LGNC
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pollinators in Our Gardens: Featuring Native Bees of LGNC

Bonnie Pancoast, avid photographer and Budding Naturalist Book Club leader, will be exhibiting her photographs of various pollinators observed on the LGNC property. Her exhibition will be entitled, “Pollinators in Our Gardens: Featuring Native Bees of Lehigh Gap’s Habitat Garden.”

The exhibition can be found in the Great Hall of the Osprey House at LGNC starting June 23rd!

Jun
24
Sun
Pollinators in Our Gardens: Featuring Native Bees of LGNC
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pollinators in Our Gardens: Featuring Native Bees of LGNC

Bonnie Pancoast, avid photographer and Budding Naturalist Book Club leader, will be exhibiting her photographs of various pollinators observed on the LGNC property. Her exhibition will be entitled, “Pollinators in Our Gardens: Featuring Native Bees of Lehigh Gap’s Habitat Garden.”

The exhibition can be found in the Great Hall of the Osprey House at LGNC starting June 23rd!

Jun
25
Mon
Pollinators in Our Gardens: Featuring Native Bees of LGNC
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pollinators in Our Gardens: Featuring Native Bees of LGNC

Bonnie Pancoast, avid photographer and Budding Naturalist Book Club leader, will be exhibiting her photographs of various pollinators observed on the LGNC property. Her exhibition will be entitled, “Pollinators in Our Gardens: Featuring Native Bees of Lehigh Gap’s Habitat Garden.”

The exhibition can be found in the Great Hall of the Osprey House at LGNC starting June 23rd!


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