Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Dec
10
Mon
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC
Dec 10 @ 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!

Dec
13
Thu
Budding Naturalist Book Club
Dec 13 @ 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.

“Superfund Restoration at Lehigh Gap” – Jen Lansing
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As the owner of Cardinal Directions LLC, environmental consultant Jen Lansing oversees much of the ecological restoration work across Palmerton’s New Jersey Zinc Pile Superfund site. Lansing will discuss LGNC’s restoration efforts and present on the current status on the Superfund remediation as a whole.

 

Dec
17
Mon
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC
Dec 17 @ 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!

Dec
18
Tue
Very Basic Biology Classes
Dec 18 @ 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.

Dec
20
Thu
Cabin Fever Book Club
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

2018-2019 Cabin Fever Book Club

December book of the month – John James Audubon by Richard Rhodes

 

Jan
7
Mon
Winter Yoga Session at LGNC
Jan 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Winter Yoga Session at LGNC

Autumn Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, January 7 through March 4 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. 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!

Jan
8
Tue
Very Basic Biology Classes
Jan 8 @ 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.

Jan
9
Wed
Watercolor for Beginners
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Watercolor for Beginners

Watercolor for Beginners with Kay Stauffer

Wednesdays, January 9-February 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

The natural beauty around us at the Nature Center is good inspiration for instructor demonstrations and student practice pieces. These six classes will introduce transparent watercolor and technical handling of materials from washes and textural effects to shading, dry brush and any questions you have.

Class Registration:

This series of six classes will meet at the Nature Center each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. Registration fee for all six classes: $30 for members, $50 for non-members. Registration limited to 12 participants.

LGNC members: register here                    Non-members: register here

After registering, you will be sent a materials list. You can purchase the recommended materials at local stores such as AC Moore, Michael’s, or the Blick Store (Emmaus). Paper can be purchased at the workshop, $6.00 per sheet, 22”x30.” We will be painting in the first class, so you will need your supplies.

Please contact LGNC at mail@lgnc.org or 610-760-8889 if you have any questions.

Jan
14
Mon
Winter Yoga Session at LGNC
Jan 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Winter Yoga Session at LGNC

Autumn Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, January 7 through March 4 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. 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!


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News and Current Events:

2018 Hawk Watch Celebration

A Note About the 2018 Hawk Watch Celebration

The Hawk Watch Celebration (usually held the weekend before Thanksgiving) has not yet been scheduled, but please stay tuned!

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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