Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Nov
12
Tue
Nature in Art Exhibition
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nature in Art Exhibition

Our 7th-annual art exhibition. View and/or purchase works from local artists. Vote for People’s Choice Award. Artists’ reception November 17.

Our information desk in the Osprey House is volunteer operated. If you are planning to attend the art show, PLEASE CALL AHEAD at 610-760-8889 to ensure that we are open.

“See All, Know All Owl” by Patty Passick

Nov
13
Wed
Nature in Art Exhibition
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nature in Art Exhibition

Our 7th-annual art exhibition. View and/or purchase works from local artists. Vote for People’s Choice Award. Artists’ reception November 17.

Our information desk in the Osprey House is volunteer operated. If you are planning to attend the art show, PLEASE CALL AHEAD at 610-760-8889 to ensure that we are open.

“See All, Know All Owl” by Patty Passick

Nov
14
Thu
Nature in Art Exhibition
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nature in Art Exhibition

Our 7th-annual art exhibition. View and/or purchase works from local artists. Vote for People’s Choice Award. Artists’ reception November 17.

Our information desk in the Osprey House is volunteer operated. If you are planning to attend the art show, PLEASE CALL AHEAD at 610-760-8889 to ensure that we are open.

“See All, Know All Owl” by Patty Passick

Nov
15
Fri
Nature in Art Exhibition
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nature in Art Exhibition

Our 7th-annual art exhibition. View and/or purchase works from local artists. Vote for People’s Choice Award. Artists’ reception November 17.

Our information desk in the Osprey House is volunteer operated. If you are planning to attend the art show, PLEASE CALL AHEAD at 610-760-8889 to ensure that we are open.

“See All, Know All Owl” by Patty Passick

Nov
16
Sat
Nature in Art Exhibition
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nature in Art Exhibition

Our 7th-annual art exhibition. View and/or purchase works from local artists. Vote for People’s Choice Award. Artists’ reception November 17.

Our information desk in the Osprey House is volunteer operated. If you are planning to attend the art show, PLEASE CALL AHEAD at 610-760-8889 to ensure that we are open.

“See All, Know All Owl” by Patty Passick

Nov
17
Sun
Nature in Art Exhibition
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nature in Art Exhibition

Our 7th-annual art exhibition. View and/or purchase works from local artists. Vote for People’s Choice Award. Artists’ reception November 17.

Our information desk in the Osprey House is volunteer operated. If you are planning to attend the art show, PLEASE CALL AHEAD at 610-760-8889 to ensure that we are open.

“See All, Know All Owl” by Patty Passick

Nov
18
Mon
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC
Nov 18 @ 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, October 28 through December 30 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. (no class November 11). 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!

Nov
19
Tue
Mindfulness: An Insight into Valuables from the Environment
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mindfulness: An Insight into Valuables from the Environment

Speaker Series: “Mindfulness: An Insight into Valuables from the Environment” – Caleb Hinojos

Due to societal shifts in many facets of our lives, most modern Americans do not seem to have a solid understanding and respect for the natural world and its many valuable resources. On November 19th, come and enjoy a presentation by the current LGNC hawk count intern in which he will speak about the valuables that the environment gives us to enrich our lives.

Nov
20
Wed
EcoArt After School!
Nov 20 @ 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.

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. Registration will open each month at the following link: http://bit.ly/EcoArt_Nov_19.

About the Instructors:
Patty Passick, a certified PA art teacher, has years of experience providing art instruction to children and adults. Patty looks enjoys creatively celebrating local ecology through art at LGNC!

Nov
21
Thu
Cabin Fever Book Club!
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

All meetings are Thursdays, once a month, from 10 am – noon

There will be a breakfast buffet supervised by Head Chef Lee Sivak with your help.

These books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington Libraries, at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center and, at a cost, through Amazon.com

Please feel welcome to bring a friend. If you’d like to lead a discussion, contact Nancy Taras or Dan Kunkle.

 


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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 Michal Kubik

We at LGNC have the sad duty to inform you of the passing of Michal Kubik. Michal served as vice president and president of LGNC’s Board of Directors during the refuge land acquisition along the Kittatinny Ridge. His tenure also oversaw the building of the Osprey House and the development of LGNC into the community, education, and research center that it is today.

He was at the helm as LGNC went from idea to reality.

Nature in Art 2019!
2019 Nature in Art Exhibition
Call for Artists!
LGNC invites all artists to submit work for exhibition in our 7th annual Nature in Art show!
Click Here for more details
Cabin Fever Book Club 2019-2020

Cabin Fever Book Club –  Book List for 2019-2020 has been posted!!!
Click Here for more information

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Kittatinny Coalition Survey
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Kittatinny Coalition released a survey to better understand the personal, cultural, and economic value individuals place on the Kittatinny Ridge. Results may be used to develop improved recreation opportunities, enhance natural resource protection efforts, and develop a communication strategy to boost appreciation for and fill knowledge gaps about the Ridge. Share your thoughts to support conservation and enter to win prizes! Survey is available online through the Center for Land Use and Sustainability, until October 28th: https://centerforlanduse.org/kr/survey/
Neffs National Bank EITC
The Neffs National Bank presented donations to eight area educational foundations totaling $100,000 and Wildlife Information Center Inc. (Lehigh Gap Nature Center) was one of those foundations! These donations were made through The Neffs National Bank’s participation in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
LGNC Restoration Mini Documentary

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 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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