Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Apr
24
Tue
Landscaping for Communities and Wildlife @ Whitehall Township Public Library
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Landscaping for Communities and Wildlife @ Whitehall Township Public Library

Kate Brandes, Director of LGNC’s Landscaping for Communities and Wildlife program, will be speaking about native plants at the Whitehall Township Public Library.

Education Programs at Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Education Programs at Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Chad Schwartz and Brian Birchak

Chad and Brian are the Program Specialists at LGNC. They will be updating you on the diversity and volume of programs that we provide to K-12 schools, colleges, and families. You will be amazed at how much our education program has grown in the past few years.

Apr
26
Thu
Budding Naturalist Book Club
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Budding Naturalist Book Club

LGNC is excited to introduce the Budding Naturalist Book Club, 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. Themes will include:

  • Bird and butterfly migration
  • Animal tracks
  • Trees and leaves
  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies and caterpillars
  • Pond life
  • Digging in the soil
  • Flowers
  • Owl pellets

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/LGNCBuddingNaturalists

Contact Program Specialists Chad Schwartz or Brian Birchak if you have any questions.

Apr
30
Mon
Spring Yoga Session at LGNC
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Spring Yoga Session at LGNC

Spring Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, March 19 through May 14 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!

May
3
Thu
Junior Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
May 3 @ 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.

May
5
Sat
Curious Naturalist Workshops @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
May 5 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Curious Naturalist Workshops @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Schedule:
  • 7:00 to 9:30 a.m. – Spring migrants of LGNC. Enjoy the birds returning to LGNC, passing through, and those that live here year-round. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from us.
  • 9:30 a.m. to noon – Herp Hunting. Herps are reptiles and amphibians. Start with captive live specimens, then travel to the Three Ponds area in search of turtles, frogs, snakes, and salamanders.
  • 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Botany Walk. Learn to identify trees, flowering plants, and more around the Osprey House.
Children’s Program: Landscaping for Communities and Wildlife @ Emmaus Library
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Children's Program: Landscaping for Communities and Wildlife @ Emmaus Library

Kate Brandes, Director of LGNC’s Landscaping for Communities and Wildlife program, will be speaking to children about native plants at the Emmaus Library.

May
7
Mon
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
May 7 @ 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.

Spring Yoga Session at LGNC
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Spring Yoga Session at LGNC

Spring Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, March 19 through May 14 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!

Landscaping for Communities and Wildlife @ Emmaus Library
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Landscaping for Communities and Wildlife @ Emmaus Library

Kate Brandes, Director of LGNC’s Landscaping for Communities and Wildlife program, will be speaking about native plants at the Emmaus Library.


Landscaping for Communities & Wildlife

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News:

Nature in Photographs, March 9 – 18, 2018
CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS! Nature in Photographs, LGNC’s fifth annual juried photography exhibition, will be held March 9-18, 2018.
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Budding Naturalist Book Club!!!

We are excited to introduce a new club for children age 4-6!

Click Here for more information

2017-18 Speaker Series brochure now available
2017-18 Cabin Fever Book Club

Informationfor the 2017-18 Cabin Fever Book Club is now available! Click Here to find out more!!!

Winter Yoga Session at LGNC!

Winter Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session starting Mondays 12/04/17 – 2/12/18, 5:30 – 6:45 pm at LGNC.  Classes will not be held on 12/25/2017 and 1/1/2018
$8/class for members ($72), $10 for non-members ($90) and $12 for drop-in. Payment will be collected at class. We accept cash, check or credit card.

Namaste!

Community Partnership: Moravian College and LGNC

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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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