Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Nov
19
Mon
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC
Nov 19 @ 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
20
Tue
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.

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.

Nov
27
Tue
Very Basic Biology Classes
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Very Basic Biology Classes

Do you wish you had taken biology in high school so you could keep up with the news? Didn’t have the time because you were in band, didn’t need it as you were not going to college, or hated science? Well now you have the opportunity to learn a bit in Very Basic Biology. Guaranteed no quizzes, no exams, no grades, but there might be some homework. Dr. Anita Collins, retired USDA bee geneticist, will be sharing her love of biology this fall and winter, starting Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10-noon and meeting every other week. Topics to include: The Cell and its Organization, Genetics and DNA, Ecology, Microbiology, Behavior, and other topics of interest chosen by participants.

Class limited to 20 participants. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/LGNC_Biology_Classes.

Nov
29
Thu
Budding Naturalist Book Club
Nov 29 @ 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.

Cabin Fever Book Club
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cabin Fever Book Club

2018-2019 Cabin Fever Book Club

November Book of the month – Vulture by Katie Fallon

“Burnt: The Hidden Charcoal Industry of 19th Century Blue Mountain” – Benjamin Carter, Ph.D.
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Between 1828 and 1886, thousands of acres of forest along the Blue Mountain west of the Lehigh Gap were cut and burned to make charcoal to fuel the iron industry. Muhlenberg College archaeology professor Dr. Ben Carter and his students will describe how they have employed remote sensing and field work to identify more than 700 charcoal hearths, a network of roads and seven collier’s huts, where charcoal makers lived for much of the year, on top of the mountain.

 

 

 

Dec
1
Sat
Holiday Open House @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Holiday Open House @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Join us for holiday crafts and explore nature in winter! Bring some goodies to share, enjoy some holiday music, and make a holiday decoration for your home.

Activities include:
-Wreath and swag making! Greens will be provided. Please bring your own wreath ring and pruners if you have them.
-Quilt raffle. Tickets on sale at the Osprey House through Dec. 1.
-Guided nature walk @ 2pm (weather permitting)
-Goodies and holiday treats potluck! Bring holiday treats to share.
-Crafts for Kids!
-Opticron optics for sale!

Dec
3
Mon
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Dec 3 @ 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.

Dec
5
Wed
Junior Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Dec 5 @ 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.

Dec
11
Tue
Very Basic Biology Classes
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Very Basic Biology Classes

Do you wish you had taken biology in high school so you could keep up with the news? Didn’t have the time because you were in band, didn’t need it as you were not going to college, or hated science? Well now you have the opportunity to learn a bit in Very Basic Biology. Guaranteed no quizzes, no exams, no grades, but there might be some homework. Dr. Anita Collins, retired USDA bee geneticist, will be sharing her love of biology this fall and winter, starting Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10-noon and meeting every other week. Topics to include: The Cell and its Organization, Genetics and DNA, Ecology, Microbiology, Behavior, and other topics of interest chosen by participants.

Class limited to 20 participants. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/LGNC_Biology_Classes.


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News and Current Events:

Book Club 11-15-2018 Postponed

The November 15 Cabin Fever Book Club meeting has been postponed.

Due to weather, the first Cabin Fever Book Club meeting has been postponed from 11-15-2018 @ 10:00 a.m. to 11-29-2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

Speaker Series 11-15-2018 Postponed

Jen Lansing’s speaking engagement has been postponed.

Due to the probability of bad weather and accumulating precipitation, we have thought it prudent to postpone Jen’s talk from 11-15-2018 @ 7:00 p.m. to 12-13-2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

Winter Hours
LGNC’s winter hours have begun for the season! The Osprey House hours of operation are now Friday-Monday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 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 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

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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