Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Oct
23
Wed
EcoArt After School!
Oct 23 @ 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_Oct_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!

Oct
26
Sat
LGNC and Allentown Hiking Club Autumn Refuge Hike @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LGNC and Allentown Hiking Club Autumn Refuge Hike @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Hike with us along the Prairie Grass and Chestnut Oak trails. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. This will be a six-mile hike with a 600-foot elevation gain. Great views!

Nov
2
Sat
Fall Campfire @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fall Campfire @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center

LGNC members are invited to join usfor a campfire, s’mores, and stars!

Nov
3
Sun
Cicadas, Mosquitoes, and Ticks…Oh My!
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cicadas, Mosquitoes, and Ticks…Oh My!

Speaker Series: “Cicadas, Mosquitoes, and Ticks…Oh My!” – Marten Edwards, Ph.D.

Join Muhlenberg College entomologist Marten Edwards as he presents his research on mapping the distribution of periodical cicadas in Pennsylvania — with a preview of what we can expect in 2021, the next time that our famous Brood X cicadas will make their presence known. He will also present highlights from his eight years of studying ticks in the Lehigh Valley region. When not chasing cicadas and ticks, Dr. Edwards has been studying the ways that Asian Tiger mosquitoes survive our local winters, and he will share some of the newest findings.

Nov
4
Mon
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Nov 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.

Nov
7
Thu
Junior Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Nov 7 @ 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.

Nov
9
Sat
More or Less 10K Trail Run (and 2-Mile Scamper) @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
More or Less 10K Trail Run (and 2-Mile Scamper) @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Run the refuge! New race route each year. See www.lgnc10k.com for more info and to register.

Nature in Art Exhibition
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nature in Art Exhibition

Our 7th-annual juried art exhibition. View and/or purchase works from local artists. Vote for People’s Choice Award. Artists’ reception November 17.

“See All, Know All Owl” by Patty Passick

Nov
10
Sun
Nature in Art Exhibition
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nature in Art Exhibition

Our 7th-annual juried art exhibition. View and/or purchase works from local artists. Vote for People’s Choice Award. Artists’ reception November 17.

“See All, Know All Owl” by Patty Passick

Nov
11
Mon
Nature in Art Exhibition
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nature in Art Exhibition

Our 7th-annual juried art exhibition. View and/or purchase works from local artists. Vote for People’s Choice Award. Artists’ reception November 17.

“See All, Know All Owl” by Patty Passick


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News and Current Events:

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 Michal Kubik

We at LGNC have the sad duty to inform you of the passing of Michal Kubik. Michal served as vice president and president of LGNC’s Board of Directors during the refuge land acquisition along the Kittatinny Ridge. His tenure also oversaw the building of the Osprey House and the development of LGNC into the community, education, and research center that it is today.

He was at the helm as LGNC went from idea to reality.

Nature in Art 2019!
2019 Nature in Art Exhibition
Call for Artists!
LGNC invites all artists to submit work for exhibition in our 7th annual Nature in Art show!
Click Here for more details
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Kittatinny Coalition Survey
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Kittatinny Coalition released a survey to better understand the personal, cultural, and economic value individuals place on the Kittatinny Ridge. Results may be used to develop improved recreation opportunities, enhance natural resource protection efforts, and develop a communication strategy to boost appreciation for and fill knowledge gaps about the Ridge. Share your thoughts to support conservation and enter to win prizes! Survey is available online through the Center for Land Use and Sustainability, until October 28th: https://centerforlanduse.org/kr/survey/
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.

LGNC Restoration Mini Documentary

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 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
Read the article online.
"Lehigh Gap Nature Center Growing Strong with Lehigh Valley Community Foundation Support"
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