Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Jul
19
Thu
Four B Walks (Bugs, Butterflies, Birds, and Blooms) with Doug Burton
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Four B Walks (Bugs, Butterflies, Birds, and Blooms) with Doug Burton

Families are invited to join LGNC naturalist Doug Burton on a search for bugs, butterflies, birds, and blooms in the habitats around the Osprey House! Bug nets will be provided. Recommended ages: 4-6.

EcoArt After School!
Jul 19 @ 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.

Jul
21
Sat
Dragons and Damsels
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dragons and Damsels

Join us for a dragon(fly) hunt at the Kittatinny Ponds with the Naturalist Club.

Jul
26
Thu
Four B Walks (Bugs, Butterflies, Birds, and Blooms) with Doug Burton
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Four B Walks (Bugs, Butterflies, Birds, and Blooms) with Doug Burton

Families are invited to join LGNC naturalist Doug Burton on a search for bugs, butterflies, birds, and blooms in the habitats around the Osprey House! Bug nets will be provided. Recommended ages: 4-6.

Jul
29
Sun
Kids’ Clay Class!
Jul 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Kids' Clay Class!

Join local artist Kristine George for monthly nature-themed art classes at LGNC! Class themes and media will vary as the seasons change. At the July kids’ class, we will working with clay! We’ll take a nature walk and look for inspiration. Pressed leaves and flowers will be collected to create tiles and beads.

Cost $3 for LGNC members and $5 for non-members. Cash and checks will be accepted the morning of the class. Register now at the following link: http://bit.ly/2Ki1KnF.

Please email mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions.

Outdoor Drawing & Watercolor Class
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Outdoor Drawing & Watercolor Class

Open to kids and adults! Work outside to create watercolor artwork. Kids will learn one natural way to create their own watercolors. Please bring a chair for your comfort as you work.

Cost $12 for LGNC members and $15 for non-members. Cash and checks will be accepted the morning of the class. Register now at http://bit.ly/2K6LC8j!

Please email mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions.

Jul
30
Mon
Summer Yoga Session at LGNC
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Summer Yoga Session at LGNC

Summer Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, June 4 through July 30 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!

Aug
2
Thu
Junior Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Aug 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.

Aug
6
Mon
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Aug 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.

Aug
11
Sat
Second Saturday Bird Walk Bird Walk at LGNC @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Aug 11 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Second Saturday Bird Walk Bird Walk at LGNC @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Second Saturday Bird Walk Bird walk at LGNC. Meet at the Osprey House.

Photo credit: Dave Levandusky


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Fit Walk continues!

Enjoy nature while walking for exercise! LGNC will be hosting Fit Walks this summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am and 6pm. All ages and abilities welcome!!!

Lehigh Gap Bike and Boat!!!

July 15 @ 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Back by popular demand! Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Lehigh Gap by bike and raft on a guided excursion hosted by LGNC and Pocono Whitewater/Pocono Biking. Registration required and limited to 18 participants.

Register in person at the Osprey House, by phone at 610-760-8889, or online at: http://bit.ly/2ylTX35

Summer Yoga Session at LGNC!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, June 4 through July 30 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. 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: https://goo.gl/2rA9K1.

Namaste!

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