Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Sep
27
Thu
Budding Naturalist Book Club
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Budding Naturalist Book Club

The Budding Naturalist Book Club is an interactive nature club for children ages 4-6! The club meets every other Thursday at 10:00 a.m. to enjoy a nature-themed story-time and educational activity. Binoculars, butterfly nets, art supplies, and other materials will be provided for the outdoor adventures and crafts that accompany each program. Meeting themes celebrate the natural wonders unique to each month of the year.

This club is free and open to the public. Meetings take place in LGNC’s research library, unless otherwise noted. Please RSVP at the following link: bit.ly/LGNCBuddingNaturalist.

Contact Program Specialists Chad Schwartz or Brian Birchak if you have any questions.

Oct
1
Mon
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Oct 1 @ 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.

Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC

Autumn Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, September 24 through November 19 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. (no class November 5). 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!

Oct
4
Thu
Junior Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Oct 4 @ 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.

Oct
8
Mon
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC

Autumn Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, September 24 through November 19 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. (no class November 5). 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!

Oct
11
Thu
Budding Naturalist Book Club
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Budding Naturalist Book Club

The Budding Naturalist Book Club is an interactive nature club for children ages 4-6! The club meets every other Thursday at 10:00 a.m. to enjoy a nature-themed story-time and educational activity. Binoculars, butterfly nets, art supplies, and other materials will be provided for the outdoor adventures and crafts that accompany each program. Meeting themes celebrate the natural wonders unique to each month of the year.

This club is free and open to the public. Meetings take place in LGNC’s research library, unless otherwise noted. Please RSVP at the following link: bit.ly/LGNCBuddingNaturalist.

Contact Program Specialists Chad Schwartz or Brian Birchak if you have any questions.

Oct
13
Sat
Second Saturday Bird Walk – Bake Oven Knob
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Second Saturday Bird Walk - Bake Oven Knob

Visit Bake Oven Knob to see migrating Sharpies and falcons. Meet at the Osprey House at 8:30 a.m., or go directly to the lookout. For directions, see: http://lgnc.org/how-to-get-here/#to-bok

Oct
14
Sun
“Wildland-Urban Interface” – Randy Metzger
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Forest fire specialist Randy Metzger will discuss forest fire safety and prevention, focusing on the risks of living in wooded areas known as the “wildland-urban interface.” Learn about forest fire risks, how to prepare your property, and how to plan an evacuation route. Attendees will be provided informational packets, and a forest fire brush truck will be on display outside the Osprey House. Metzger is Deputy Chief of the Germansville Fire Department, Chief of the Lehigh County Forest Fire Task Force 99, and a DCNR Forest Fire Warden.

 

Oct
15
Mon
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC

Autumn Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, September 24 through November 19 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. (no class November 5). 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!

Oct
18
Thu
EcoArt After School!
Oct 18 @ 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.


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News and Current Events:

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

Nature in Art, November 2 – 11, 2018

CALL FOR ARTISTS! Nature in Art, LGNC’s sixth annual juried art show, will be held Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 11, 2018.

Click Here for more details

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
Pollinator Day Made the News!!!

Pollinator Day Celebration covered by TV13, check it out!!!

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LGNC Solar Panels in the News!

Check out these reports about our solar panels!!!

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…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

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"Lehigh Gap Nature Center Growing Strong with Lehigh Valley Community Foundation Support"

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