Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

May
27
Mon
Spring Yoga Session at LGNC
May 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Spring Yoga Session at LGNC

Spring Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, April 29 through June 24 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. This is a moderately challenging but gentle yoga class. Beginners are welcome, poses can be adapted to fit your level of ability. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in before class begins.

Registration for the entire session is encouraged. Space is limited. Cost $8/class for members ($72), $10 for non-members ($90) and $12 for drop-in (if available). Payment due at class – credit card, check, cash accepted. Register Here!

Namaste!

Jun
1
Sat
Whip-poor-will Hike
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Whip-poor-will Hike

Meet at the Osprey House at 6:45 p.m. or at the Translater Lane Parking lot at 7:00 p.m. We will hike up Translater Lane to the top of the mountain by dusk and then listen for Whip-poor-wills on the way back down in the dark. Bring a flashlight if you wish.

Jun
3
Mon
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center | Slatington | Pennsylvania | United States

Youth in grades 7 through 12 are invited to join the Naturalist Club, LGNC’s extracurricular environmental club for middle and high school students! Members of this club are involved with year-round educational activities, outdoor adventures, and research projects at the refuge. For more information or to sign up, please contact LGNC Program Specialist Chad Schwartz at chad.schwartz@lgnc.org.

Spring Yoga Session at LGNC
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Spring Yoga Session at LGNC

Spring Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, April 29 through June 24 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. This is a moderately challenging but gentle yoga class. Beginners are welcome, poses can be adapted to fit your level of ability. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in before class begins.

Registration for the entire session is encouraged. Space is limited. Cost $8/class for members ($72), $10 for non-members ($90) and $12 for drop-in (if available). Payment due at class – credit card, check, cash accepted. Register Here!

Namaste!

Jun
6
Thu
Junior Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Jun 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Junior Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center | Slatington | Pennsylvania | United States

Kids in grades 2 through 6 are invited to join the Junior Naturalist Club, LGNC’s extracurricular environmental club for elementary school students! The goal of this club is to foster a lifelong appreciation for nature and science through hands-on field and lab experiences and other year-round activities. Graduates of the Junior Naturalist Club are encouraged to join LGNC’s Naturalist Club for older youth. For more information or to sign up, please contact LGNC Program Specialist Chad Schwartz at chad.schwartz@lgnc.org.

Jun
9
Sun
Volunteer and Member Appreciation Picnic @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Volunteer and Member Appreciation Picnic @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Potluck picnic – bring a dish to share with everyone. Enjoythe habitat gardens, entertainment, and stay late for anighttime campfire and nature study!

Jun
10
Mon
Spring Yoga Session at LGNC
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Spring Yoga Session at LGNC

Spring Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, April 29 through June 24 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. This is a moderately challenging but gentle yoga class. Beginners are welcome, poses can be adapted to fit your level of ability. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in before class begins.

Registration for the entire session is encouraged. Space is limited. Cost $8/class for members ($72), $10 for non-members ($90) and $12 for drop-in (if available). Payment due at class – credit card, check, cash accepted. Register Here!

Namaste!

Jun
17
Mon
Spring Yoga Session at LGNC
Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Spring Yoga Session at LGNC

Spring Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, April 29 through June 24 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. This is a moderately challenging but gentle yoga class. Beginners are welcome, poses can be adapted to fit your level of ability. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in before class begins.

Registration for the entire session is encouraged. Space is limited. Cost $8/class for members ($72), $10 for non-members ($90) and $12 for drop-in (if available). Payment due at class – credit card, check, cash accepted. Register Here!

Namaste!

Jun
19
Wed
Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor with Kay Stauffer

Wednesdays, June 19-July 24, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (NO CLASS July 3)

With such a variety of textures and patterns in nature, many watercolor techniques, such as glazing, masking, dry brush, and splattering, will be introduced to better enable you to paint rocks, trees, water, or whatever subjects you are trying to represent. A basic knowledge of watercolor and brush handling is a must to sign up for this class, which will guide you towards developing your own painting ideas. Composition and principles of design will also be incorporated.

Class Registration:

This series of five classes will meet at the Nature Center each Wednesday (except July 3) from June 19 through July 24. Registration fee for all five classes: $30 for members, $50 for non-members. Registration limited to 12 participants. Please pay by cash or check at the first class.

LGNC members: register here                    Non-members: register here

After registering, you will be sent a materials list. You can purchase the recommended materials at local stores such as AC Moore, Michael’s, or the Blick Store (Emmaus). Paper can be purchased at the workshop, $6.00 per sheet, 22”x30.” We will be painting in the first class, so you will need your supplies.

Please contact LGNC at mail@lgnc.org or 610-760-8889 if you have any questions.

Jun
22
Sat
Pollinator Day @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pollinator Day @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center | Slatington | Pennsylvania | United States

Celebrate our important pollinators! Enjoy exhibits, honey tasting, a native plant sale, and other activties (TBA).

Schedule:

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. – Bird Walk. Join us fora 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 willbe provided.
  • 2:00 p.m. – Garden Tour. Learn about the 200+ species in LGNC’s habitat garden!

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News and Current Events:

May 4 Morning Bird Walk CANCELLED

Due to the weather, this morning’s BIRD WALK has been cancelled. The Reptile/Amphibian and Botany workshops will go on as scheduled.

Earth Day Service Day Postponed!

Earth Day Service Day has been postponed. We are rescheduling for May 11, 2019. Thank you and be safe this weekend.

Summer Hours!

LGNC’s summer hours have begun for the season! The Osprey House hours of operation are now 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily, but our hiking trails are still open every day from sunrise to sunset! Since our Information Desk is volunteer staffed, the Osprey House may not always be open during this schedule. Please call ahead at 610-760-8889 if you’re planning to stop in.

Remembering Bill Mineo
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Bill Mineo, one of LGNC’s founding members. We mourn the loss of this key figure in Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s creation and success. Click here for the Autumn 2017 Wildlife Activist  (#81) to read a recent Board member spotlight article on Bill. Also, click here to view Bill’s obituary. Our condolences to the family.
LGNC Restoration Mini Documentary

LGNC Refuge 15th Anniversary

LGNC celebrated the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Lehigh Gap Refuge on August 18, 2018!

Click Here to see WFMZ’s coverage of this event!!!

Watershed Professionals Institute!

The Alliance for Watershed Education held this year’s Watershed Professionals Institute right here along the Lehigh River!!! LGNC has the honor to be a member of this alliance along with 22 other centers located within the larger Delaware River Watershed.

Check out this awesome news coverage from BRC 13!!!

2018 Volunteer Appreciation Day
LGNC Solar Panels in the News!

Check out these reports about our solar panels!!!

https://www.tnonline.com/solar-panels-installed-osprey-house

…and this from 69 News!

LGNC + Sun Club = Awesome!!!
Have you seen LGNC’s solar project on the Sun Club website?
Community Partnership: Moravian College and LGNC
Read the article online.
"Lehigh Gap Nature Center Growing Strong with Lehigh Valley Community Foundation Support"
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