Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Lehigh Gap Nature Center (Great Hall)
The Lehigh Gap Nature Center is pleased to present a screening of The Messenger in celebration of Earth Day 2017. This event is sponsored by the Wild Bird Center of the Lehigh Valley. The Messenger is a powerful documentary[...]
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Lehigh Gap Nature Center
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[...]
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
All ages and abilities welcome! FREE walks with a naturalist at LGNC Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 2 – June 8. Two shifts each day: 9-10am and 6:30-7:30pm.
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
All ages and abilities welcome! FREE walks with a naturalist at LGNC Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 2 – June 8. Two shifts each day: 9-10am and 6:30-7:30pm.
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
All ages and abilities welcome! FREE walks with a naturalist at LGNC Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 2 – June 8. Two shifts each day: 9-10am and 6:30-7:30pm.
May 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Lehigh Gap Nature Center
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[...]

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Summer 2017 College Student Internship Opportunity

Are you a college student studying environmental science and interested in habitat restoration? Do you live in the Lehigh Valley? If so, you may be interested in a 10-week summer internship conducting habitat restoration activities at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center and greater Palmerton Zinc Pile Superfund Site Restoration Area. The internship is a paid position,Monday through Friday, 7am – 3pm, for 10 weeks starting after Memorial Day. Interns assist environmental consultants with habitat restoration activities including: identifying and controlling invasive plants, measuring vegetation cover and diversity using a variety of sampling protocol, maintaining and monitoring tree and shrub plantings within a 70-acre forest restoration area and a 5-acre Wetland Restoration Area, and using ArcGIS Collector to collect data and map restoration activities. All interns receive 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Training. This internship may also qualify for college credit at your school. If you are interested please contact Jennifer Lansing of Cardinal Directions, LLC at jlansing@cardinal-directions.com or (702)463-3334.

Young Ecologists Camp - REGISTRATION OPEN

The Young Ecologists Camp is a summer day camp for youth currently in grades 5-7 who are interested in nature and the outdoors. Participants in this annual camp meet at the Osprey House at 9:00 a.m., travel by bus to various study sites, and return to the Lehigh Gap Nature Center by 3:00 p.m. Some current and past camp activities and programs include raptor identification, owl pellet dissection, stream and pond ecology, tree/leaf identification, and hikes at Lehigh Gap Nature Center and on the Appalachian Trail.

Click here for more details and to register for the 2017 camp.

Sign Up to Pick Up Local Organic Farm-Fresh Produce at LGNC - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Sign up to receive 22 weeks (June-Nov) of local organic produce. Your share will be delivered to LGNC each Wednesday from the first week of June through the first week of November, where you can pick up your produce between 2-6pm (or later if necessary). Cost is $600 for a small share (~$22/week) or $800 for a regular share (~$36/week). Payment plans available. Space is limited. Registration will close once we’ve reached 20 shares.

More info on LGNC’s Facebook page.

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Drop-in Spots Available for Monday Night Yoga at LGNC - REGISTRATION REQUESTED

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session starting Mondays 4/3-6/5 (no class Memorial Day) 5:30 – 6:45 pm at LGNC.

We have room for a few drop-in students each class. $12 for drop-in. Registration is encouraged. Please email Amber at amber@lgnc.org or call 610-760-8889 to reserve a space. Payment due at start of class – credit card, check, cash accepted.


Earth Day Rain Barrel Workshop at LGNC - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

SAT. 4/22 at LGNC – Lehigh Gap Nature Center is partnering with the Saucon Creek Watershed Association to offer residents the opportunity to purchase rain barrel kits and attend a free barrel building workshop. The kits include all the instructions necessary for assembly, a 55-gallon drum and all the components needed to construct a rain barrel. The watershed association will bring plenty of tools and will help you through the simple construction process. The cost is $40/kit (more than one person may work on a barrel).

Details and sign up at the following link:

Fit Walk is back! May 2 - June 6

FREE walks on the Lehigh Gap Nature Center Refuge with a naturalist. All ages and abilities welcome! The session will be 6 weeks, running from May 2 – June 8, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays twice each day, 9-10am and 6:30-7:30pm. No sign up necessary. Meet at the Osprey House 10 minutes before.

Community Partnership: Moravian College and LGNC
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2016-17 Speaker Series brochure now available
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"Lehigh Gap Nature Center Growing Strong with Lehigh Valley Community Foundation Support"
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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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