Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Sep
16
Mon
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC
Sep 16 @ 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!

Sep
18
Wed
EcoArt After School!
Sep 18 @ 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_19.

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!

Sep
21
Sat
Migration Fest 2019 @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Migration Fest 2019 @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Activities include:

  • Field trip to the Bake Oven Knob Hawk Watch to observe migrating birds along the Kittatinny Ridge
  • Monarch butterfly programs
  • Guided nature walks and programs on the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge
  • Artisans selling and demonstrating their crafts
  • Crafts for children

Schedule of Events:

  • 9:00 a.m. — Family Bird Walk. Join us for a beginner bird walk around the Osprey House. Binoculars will be provided.
  • 10:00 a.m. — Hawk Watching at Bake Oven Knob. Experience migration up close and get a bird’s eye view of the Lehigh Valley on a field trip to Bake Oven Knob. Register at the Osprey House and drive to the Bake Oven Knob parking lot as a group.
  • 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. — Monarch Tagging and Insect Safari. Search for butterflies and other bugs in the gardens and meadows around the Nature Center! Tag monarch butterflies to help scientists better understand the mysteries of butterfly migration. Insect nets will be provided.
  • 1:00 p.m. — Live Animal Presentation. Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host a live animal program showcasing some of the cool creatures that live on the Lehigh River Watershed!
  • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. — Family-friendly exhibits and activities at the Osprey House (front porch, conference room, other rooms):
    • Raptor ID and monarch butterfly information
    • Migration exhibit
    • Watershed exhibit
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. — Open House. LGNC staff and volunteers will be available to lead a tour of the Osprey House, and to answer questions about LGNC!
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. — Keynote Speaker: Fred Stine. Spanning 300 miles, the Delaware River Basin provides drinking water for 15 million people – about 5 percent of the nation’s population. Serving as Citizen Action Coordinator for the Delaware Riverkeeper for 24 years, Fred will discuss his organization’s work protecting the River and the many values a healthy river provides, including the benefits of riparian buffers, importance of protecting habitat to maintain biodiversity, and the economic and recreational value the Delaware River provides for the four states that comprise its watershed.
Keynote Speaker: Fred Stine
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: Fred Stine

Fred Stine: “The Many Values of a Healthy River”

Spanning 300 miles, the Delaware River Basin provides drinking water for 15 million people – about 5 percent of the nation’s population. Serving as Citizen Action Coordinator for the Delaware Riverkeeper for 24 years, Fred will discuss his organization’s work protecting the River and the many values a healthy river provides, including the benefits of riparian buffers, importance of protecting habitat to maintain biodiversity, and the economic and recreational value the Delaware River provides for the four states that comprise its watershed.

Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Audubon Society

Sep
23
Mon
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC
Sep 23 @ 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!

Sep
30
Mon
Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC
Sep 30 @ 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!

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

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

Autumn Yoga Session at LGNC
Oct 7 @ 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!

Oct
12
Sat
Hawk Watching at Bake Oven Knob
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hawk Watching at Bake Oven Knob

Visit Bake Oven Knob to see migrating Sharpies and falcons. Meet at the Osprey House at 8:30 a.m., or at the Bake Oven Knob parking lot at 9:00 a.m.


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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.

Neffs National Bank EITC
The Neffs National Bank presented donations to eight area educational foundations totaling $100,000 and Wildlife Information Center Inc. (Lehigh Gap Nature Center) was one of those foundations! These donations were made through The Neffs National Bank’s participation in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.

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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