Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm
Save the dates! LGNC’s River Camp will explore the Lehigh River Watershed, teaching ecology to kids entering grades 6-12 and safe boating skills along the way. More details to be announced. Email info@lgnc.org to sign[...]
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
July 22, 10:00 a.m. to noon – Dragons and Damsels. Join us for a dragon(fly) hunt at the Kittatinny Ponds with the Naturalist Club.
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am
Ready for the next step beyond walking? Join us on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. for a series of 6 Natural History Hikes. We will do a different 4-8 mile hike each week at Lehigh[...]
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Nature-inspired Clay Classes Children ages 5 through 12 are invited to explore the art and science of clay sculpting through this exciting program at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center!Local artist and certified PA art teacher Patty Passick is[...]
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Four B Walks (Bugs, Butterflies, Birds, and Blooms) with Doug Burton. Thursdays July 6-August 17 & Saturday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m. Although children older or younger are welcome, this activity is geared toward families with[...]
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nature-inspired Clay Classes Adults are invited to explore the art and science of clay sculpting through this exciting program at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center!Local artist and certified PA art teacher Patty Passick is offering four Nature-inspired Clay Classes to[...]

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July 3-14: Vote for Wildlands Conservancy & LGNC to receive a Spark Grant from LVCF!

Please take a few moments to lend your support for our bid to receive a collaborative grant from Lehigh Valley Community Foundation for watershed education with Wildlands Conservancy. Voting is open July 3-14, so vote now and keep sharing! To vote, visit this link and click the heart icon on our project. Our project is listed as “WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY | COLLABORATIVE WATERSHED EDUCATION PROGRAM”

Order Native Plant Kits for Pick-up Fall 2017 -ORDER DEADLINE 9/5/17

LGNC has partnered with Penn State Extension Master Gardeners to bring residents “Native Plant Kits” to plant in their yards this fall. See order form for more details. Deadline to order is Sept. 5, 2017. Pick up is Sept. 16. 2017. Advance ordering required.

TWO Summer Yoga Sessions offered at LGNC - DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering TWO 9-week yoga sessions at LGNC starting the week of June 19 – August 17:

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

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

Limited drop-in spots are available in each class. Please contact info@lgnc.org or call the Center at 610-760-8889 in advance to reserve a space. $12 for drop-in (if available). Payment due at class – credit card, check, cash accepted.


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.

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