Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Oct
20
Sat
LGNC and Allentown Hiking Club Autumn Refuge Hike @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LGNC and Allentown Hiking Club Autumn Refuge Hike @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Hike with us along the Prairie Grass and Chestnut Oak trails. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring water. This will be a six-mile hike with a 600-foot elevation gain. Great views.

Oct
21
Sun
“Celebrating D&L’s 30th Anniversary” – Elissa Garofalo
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

D&L Executive Director Elissa Garafalo will talk about the first 30 years of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor with emphasis on the trail. She will also give us a glimpse of what is coming in the next few years.

 

Oct
22
Mon
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC
Oct 22 @ 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
25
Thu
Budding Naturalist Book Club
Oct 25 @ 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
28
Sun
Hiking Essentials: Autumn Series with the Appalachian Mountain Club
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hiking Essentials: Autumn Series with the Appalachian Mountain Club

Interested in getting outdoors and hiking? Perhaps you want to hike with friends andfamily, hike for fitness, lower stress, achieve goals or simply to just have fun! Or, do you already hike, but wish to sharpen your skills? This class is for you!

Learn about gear, trip planning, map & compass basics, identifying and minimizing hazards and what to do if something goes wrong. This program is designed for those wanting to feel more comfortable hiking anywhere, from nearby local parks and rail trails, to more remote wilderness areas. After a short lunch break (BYOL), there will be a short and easy hike. Please bring a lunch, snacks, water and any gear you wish to use on the hike.

Cost is FREE; but registration is a must since space is limited. In order to comply with PA State Youth Protection laws, all children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

To REGISTER: Visit bit.ly/LGNC_AMC_18 or Call 610-760-8889.

Questions? Contact Jeff Fritzinger (jfritz110@gmail.com) or Barbara Beatrice (equeyaya@gmail.com).

Oct
29
Mon
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC
Oct 29 @ 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!

Nov
1
Thu
Junior Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Nov 1 @ 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.

Nov
2
Fri
Nature in Art Exhibition
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nature in Art Exhibition

Our 6th-annual juried art exhibition. View and/or purchase works from local artists. Vote for People’s Choice Award. Artists’ reception November 11.

“See All, Know All Owl” by Patty Passick

Nov
3
Sat
Nature in Art Exhibition
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nature in Art Exhibition

Our 6th-annual juried art exhibition. View and/or purchase works from local artists. Vote for People’s Choice Award. Artists’ reception November 11.

“See All, Know All Owl” by Patty Passick

Fall Campfire @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fall Campfire @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Join us for a campfire, s’mores, and stars.

 


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News and Current Events:

Bake Oven Knob Bird Walk Cancelled

Due to weather, this morning’s Bake Oven Knob bird walk is cancelled. Feel free to stop by the Knob later in the day if the weather improves (but please be aware that the trail is rocky, and slippery when wet). See this link for directions to the Bake Oven Knob parking lot and lookout: http://lgnc.org/how-to-get-here/#to-bok.

 

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.

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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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