Upcoming events at LGNC:
Landscaping for Communities & Wildlife
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Summer 2017 College Student Internship Opportunity
Are you a college student studying environmental science and interested in habitat restoration? Do you live in the Lehigh Valley? If so, you may be interested in a 10-week summer internship conducting habitat restoration activities at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center and greater Palmerton Zinc Pile Superfund Site Restoration Area. The internship is a paid position,Monday through Friday, 7am – 3pm, for 10 weeks starting after Memorial Day. Interns assist environmental consultants with habitat restoration activities including: identifying and controlling invasive plants, measuring vegetation cover and diversity using a variety of sampling protocol, maintaining and monitoring tree and shrub plantings within a 70-acre forest restoration area and a 5-acre Wetland Restoration Area, and using ArcGIS Collector to collect data and map restoration activities. All interns receive 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Training. This internship may also qualify for college credit at your school. If you are interested please contact Jennifer Lansing of Cardinal Directions, LLC at jlansing@cardinal-
Young Ecologists Camp - REGISTRATION OPEN
The Young Ecologists Camp is a summer day camp for youth currently in grades 5-7 who are interested in nature and the outdoors. Participants in this annual camp meet at the Osprey House at 9:00 a.m., travel by bus to various study sites, and return to the Lehigh Gap Nature Center by 3:00 p.m. Some current and past camp activities and programs include raptor identification, owl pellet dissection, stream and pond ecology, tree/leaf identification, and hikes at Lehigh Gap Nature Center and on the Appalachian Trail.
Sign Up to Pick Up Local Organic Farm-Fresh Produce at LGNC - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Sign up to receive 22 weeks (June-Nov) of local organic produce. Your share will be delivered to LGNC each Wednesday from the first week of June through the first week of November, where you can pick up your produce between 2-6pm (or later if necessary). Cost is $600 for a small share (~$22/week) or $800 for a regular share (~$36/week). Payment plans available. Space is limited. Registration will close once we’ve reached 20 shares.
More info on LGNC’s Facebook page.
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Drop-in Spots Available for Monday Night Yoga at LGNC - REGISTRATION REQUESTED
Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session starting Mondays 4/3-6/5 (no class Memorial Day) 5:30 – 6:45 pm at LGNC.
We have room for a few drop-in students each class. $12 for drop-in. Registration is encouraged. Please email Amber at email@example.com or call 610-760-8889 to reserve a space. Payment due at start of class – credit card, check, cash accepted.
Earth Day Rain Barrel Workshop at LGNC - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
SAT. 4/22 at LGNC – Lehigh Gap Nature Center is partnering with the Saucon Creek Watershed Association to offer residents the opportunity to purchase rain barrel kits and attend a free barrel building workshop. The kits include all the instructions necessary for assembly, a 55-gallon drum and all the components needed to construct a rain barrel. The watershed association will bring plenty of tools and will help you through the simple construction process. The cost is $40/kit (more than one person may work on a barrel).
Details and sign up at the following link:
Fit Walk is back! May 2 - June 6
FREE walks on the Lehigh Gap Nature Center Refuge with a naturalist. All ages and abilities welcome! The session will be 6 weeks, running from May 2 – June 8, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays twice each day, 9-10am and 6:30-7:30pm. No sign up necessary. Meet at the Osprey House 10 minutes before.