Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Feb
19
Tue
Very Basic Biology Classes
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Very Basic Biology Classes

Do you wish you had taken biology in high school so you could keep up with the news? Didn’t have the time because you were in band, didn’t need it as you were not going to college, or hated science? Well now you have the opportunity to learn a bit in Very Basic Biology. Guaranteed no quizzes, no exams, no grades, but there might be some homework. Dr. Anita Collins, retired USDA bee geneticist, will be sharing her love of biology this fall and winter, starting Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10-noon and meeting every other week. Topics to include: The Cell and its Organization, Genetics and DNA, Ecology, Microbiology, Behavior, and other topics of interest chosen by participants.

Class limited to 20 participants. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/LGNC_Biology_Classes.

Feb
20
Wed
EcoArt After School!
Feb 20 @ 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!

Feb
21
Thu
Cabin Fever Book Club
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

2018-2019 Cabin Fever Book Club

February book of the month – Journey to the Ants by Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson
Feb
22
Fri
Gardening for Life: Two-Part Seminar with Liz Stauffer
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gardening for Life: Two-Part Seminar with Liz Stauffer

Part 1: Care and Maintenance of Existing Landscapes — Monday, February 4, 10:00 a.m. to Noon (Originally Scheduled for January 29, RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER)

Part 2: Planning, Preparing and Installing New Spaces — Friday, February 22, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Interested in gardening for wildlife? Get inspired and informed with practical tips on the best horticultural and ecologically-minded practices – whether you have existing gardens or are looking to create new ones. All registrants will receive a copy of LGNC’s new gardening book, Native Plants for the Small Yard!

Topics will include: increasing wildlife value of your landscape, gardening practices and procedures, weed and invasive management, basic garden planning and designing.

Registration: This series of two seminars will meet at the Nature Center on Tuesday, January 29 and Friday, February 22 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Registration fee covers both seminars and a book: $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Registration limited to 25 participants.

LGNC members: register here                    Non-members: register here

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

About the Presenter: A self-proclaimed ‘tree-hugger’, Liz Stauffer is Landscape Services Supervisor at Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery. She has 13 years of experience in the horticultural and agricultural fields, a B.S. in Environmental Science from Drexel University, and is an alumni from Longwood Garden’s Professional Gardener Training Program.

Feb
25
Mon
Winter Yoga Session at LGNC
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Winter Yoga Session at LGNC

Autumn Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, January 7 through March 4 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!

Feb
28
Thu
“Tree Care for the Modern World” – Glenn Myster
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Glenn A. Myster, Certified Arborist, will be speaking about the fascinating world of trees, their proper care, selection and maintenance with a focus toward enhancing the aesthetic and economic value of your landscape trees.

 

Mar
2
Sat
Nature in Photographs Exhibition
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nature in Photographs Exhibition

“Ripples” by Scott Keys

Visit our photography show, and vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award.

Mar
3
Sun
Nature in Photographs Exhibition
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nature in Photographs Exhibition

“Ripples” by Scott Keys

Visit our photography show, and vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award.

Mar
4
Mon
Nature in Photographs Exhibition
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nature in Photographs Exhibition

“Ripples” by Scott Keys

Visit our photography show, and vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award.

Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Mar 4 @ 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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Winter Hours
LGNC’s winter hours have begun for the season! The Osprey House hours of operation are now Friday-Monday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 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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