Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Jun
25
Tue
Young Ecologists Summer Camp
Jun 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Young Ecologists Summer Camp

For students finishing grades 5-7. Registration required. Contact the Nature Center for an application.

Fit Walks
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fit Walks

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!!!

Jun
26
Wed
Young Ecologists Summer Camp
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Young Ecologists Summer Camp

For students finishing grades 5-7. Registration required. Contact the Nature Center for an application.

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor with Kay Stauffer

Wednesdays, June 19-July 24, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (NO CLASS July 3)

With such a variety of textures and patterns in nature, many watercolor techniques, such as glazing, masking, dry brush, and splattering, will be introduced to better enable you to paint rocks, trees, water, or whatever subjects you are trying to represent. A basic knowledge of watercolor and brush handling is a must to sign up for this class, which will guide you towards developing your own painting ideas. Composition and principles of design will also be incorporated.

Class Registration:

This series of five classes will meet at the Nature Center each Wednesday (except July 3) from June 19 through July 24. Registration fee for all five classes: $30 for members, $50 for non-members. Registration limited to 12 participants. Please pay by cash or check at the first class.

LGNC members: register here                    Non-members: register here

After registering, you will be sent a materials list. You can purchase the recommended materials at local stores such as AC Moore, Michael’s, or the Blick Store (Emmaus). Paper can be purchased at the workshop, $6.00 per sheet, 22”x30.” We will be painting in the first class, so you will need your supplies.

Please contact LGNC at mail@lgnc.org or 610-760-8889 if you have any questions.

Jun
27
Thu
Young Ecologists Summer Camp
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Young Ecologists Summer Camp

For students finishing grades 5-7. Registration required. Contact the Nature Center for an application.

Fit Walks
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Fit Walks

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!!!

Fit Walks
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fit Walks

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!!!

Jun
28
Fri
Young Ecologists Summer Camp
Jun 28 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Young Ecologists Summer Camp

For students finishing grades 5-7. Registration required. Contact the Nature Center for an application.

Jul
1
Mon
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 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, April 29 through June 24 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!


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News and Current Events:

Fit Walk 6/13/2019 @ 6pm cancelled.

Attention! Fit Walk for today, 6/13/2019 @ 6pm, has been cancelled.

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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