Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm
Young Ecologists Summer Camp. June 19-23 – For students finishing grades 5-7. Registration required. Contact the Center for an application.
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Lehigh Gap Nature Center
June 24, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – National Pollinator Week Event at LGNC. This is part of National Pollinator Week (June 19-25), an annual celebration of native pollinators that includes self-guided garden tours at[...]
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am
A one-day Sustainable Home Landscaping Conference is planned for June 24, 2017, at Moravian College. The conference will offer information on sustainable yard practices for residents of the greater Lehigh Valley.   The conference will open[...]
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
All ages and abilities welcome! FREE walks with a naturalist at LGNC Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 2 – July 20. Two shifts each day: 9-10am and 6:30-7:30pm. No walk on July 4.
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
All ages and abilities welcome! FREE walks with a naturalist at LGNC Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 2 – July 20. Two shifts each day: 9-10am and 6:30-7:30pm. No walk on July 4.
Jun 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
All ages and abilities welcome! FREE walks with a naturalist at LGNC Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 2 – July 20. Two shifts each day: 9-10am and 6:30-7:30pm. No walk on July 4.

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TWO Summer Yoga Sessions offered at LGNC - REGISTRATION OPEN

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering TWO 9-week yoga sessions at LGNC starting the week of June 19:

Monday mornings at 9:15-10:30am  – “Yoga for All”

Thursday evenings at 6:00-7:15pm  –  “Yoga on the Deck” (level I/II)

Registration for the entire session is encouraged. Space is limited. $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.

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River Camp, July 17-21: REGISTRATION OPEN
A summer day-camp for kids entering 6th – 12th grades.Thanks to our partnership with a local river outfitter (Jim Thorpe River Adventures), campers will learn about safe, responsible boating, while we teach about history and ecology in and around the river. Throughout the course of this program, youth participants will have fun learning a new sport while gaining an unparalleled appreciation of all that the river provides for wildlife and humans. Cost – $110/camper

 

Fit Walk continues! Every Tuesday and Thursday until July 20

FREE walks on the Lehigh Gap Nature Center Refuge with a naturalist. All ages and abilities welcome! The session has been extended through June and most of July, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays twice each day, 8-10am and 6:30-7:30pm until July 20. No sign up necessary. Meet at the Osprey House 10 minutes before.

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.

Sign up at the following link:
http://goodfarmcsa.com/members/types

Lehigh Gap Bike and Boat: REGISTRATION OPEN (multiple dates)

Explore the Lehigh River and D&L Trail on a biking and canoeing excursion between the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s Osprey House and Bowmanstown. Trips will take place on the afternoons of Sun. 5/21, Thurs. 6/29, Thurs. 8/17, and Sun. 9/17. This activity is family-friendly, however the recommended minimum age to participate is 10 years old. Registration required and limited to 18 participants. Cost: $25/participant

Register in person by stopping by or calling the Osprey House (610) 760-8889 or sign-up online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lehigh-gap-bike-and-boat-tickets-34435715151

Community Partnership: Moravian College and LGNC
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Recent blog posts:

Spotlight Species on the Refuge: Red Fox

Spotlight Species: Red Fox | Article by Dan R. Kunkle | Photos by Dave Levandusky |  The following article is from Winter 2015/16 issue of Wildlife Activist. Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) The Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is familiar to people throughout the Northern Hemisphere,...
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River Days at LGNC

River Days at Lehigh Gap Nature Center | by Dan R. Kunkle | photos by Amber Breiner | Lehigh Gap Nature Center (LGNC) has been participating and helping to lead a network of environmental centers throughout the Delaware River Watershed as we work to improve the...
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5 Years Ago and Back to the Future

Five Years Ago and Back to the Future: How the Lehigh Gap Restoration Project Turned Around A Stalled Superfund Initiative | By Robert E. Hoopes | The following article is from Spring 2007 issue of Wildlife Activist. It is hard to believe that five years have passed...
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