Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Apr
25
Thu
Wildlife of Africa with Photographer Dave Levandusky
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wildlife of Africa with Photographer Dave Levandusky

Experience wildlife photographer Dave Levandusky’s amazing photo safari to Capetown and Kruger National Park South Africa! Dave photographed everything from magnificent birds of prey, to African Penguins, to the African Big Five — lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo. He can’t wait to share with you the amazing beauty and ruggedness of wild Africa!

May
2
Thu
Junior Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
May 2 @ 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
4
Sat
Curious Naturalist Workshops @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
May 4 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Curious Naturalist Workshops @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Schedule:
  • 7:00-9:30 a.m. – Spring migrants of LGNC. Enjoy the birds returning to LGNC, passing through, and those that live here year-round. Binoculars provided.
  • 9:30 a.m.-Noon – Reptile/Amphibian Hunt. Gather at the Three Ponds area in search of turtles, frogs, snakes, and salamanders.
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Botany Walk. Learn to identify trees, flowering plants, and more around the Osprey House.
May
6
Mon
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
May 6 @ 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.

May
11
Sat
Earth Day Service Day
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Earth Day Service Day

New Date!!! In celebration of Earth Day, help us clean up the gardens and Refuge!

May
15
Wed
EcoArt After School!
May 15 @ 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.

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. Registration will open each month at the following link: http://bit.ly/EcoArt_Registration.

About the Instructors:
Patty Passick, a certified PA art teacher, has years of experience providing art instruction to children and adults. Patty looks enjoys creatively celebrating local ecology through art at LGNC!

May
18
Sat
Natural History Hike – Little Gap to Lehigh Gap
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Natural History Hike - Little Gap to Lehigh Gap

Enjoy at 5-6 mile hike with a difficult descent into Lehigh Gap from the east. Wear sturdy hiking shoes for the rocky trail, and bring water and lunch. Meet at the Osprey House, and carpool to the starting point.

May
20
Mon
Lehigh Gap Walking Tour
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Lehigh Gap Walking Tour

Discover the history, ecology, and geology of the Lehigh Gap as we walk along the ADA-accessible D&L Trail. Binoculars provided.

Jun
1
Sat
Whip-poor-will Hike
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Whip-poor-will Hike

Meet at the Osprey House at 6:45 p.m. or at the Translater Lane Parking lot at 7:00 p.m. We will hike up Translater Lane to the top of the mountain by dusk and then listen for Whip-poor-wills on the way back down in the dark. Bring a flashlight if you wish.

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


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News and Current Events:

Earth Day Service Day Postponed!

Earth Day Service Day has been postponed. We are rescheduling for May 11, 2019. Thank you and be safe this weekend.

Summer Hours!

LGNC’s summer hours have begun for the season! The Osprey House hours of operation are now 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily, 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
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"Lehigh Gap Nature Center Growing Strong with Lehigh Valley Community Foundation Support"
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