Take a look at what’s happening at LGNC!

Jul
24
Wed
Four B Walks (Bugs, Butterflies, Birds, and Blooms) with Doug Burton
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Four B Walks (Bugs, Butterflies, Birds, and Blooms) with Doug Burton

Families are invited to join LGNC naturalist Doug Burton on a search for bugs, butterflies, birds, and blooms in the habitats around the Osprey House! Bug nets will be provided. Recommended ages: 4-6.

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor
Jul 24 @ 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.

Jul
31
Wed
Four B Walks (Bugs, Butterflies, Birds, and Blooms) with Doug Burton
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Four B Walks (Bugs, Butterflies, Birds, and Blooms) with Doug Burton

Families are invited to join LGNC naturalist Doug Burton on a search for bugs, butterflies, birds, and blooms in the habitats around the Osprey House! Bug nets will be provided. Recommended ages: 4-6.

Aug
3
Sat
What’s Going On With Warblers?
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pocono Northeast RC&DPocono Northeast Resource Conservation & Development Council (PNERCD) will be conducting a warbler workshop at LGNC’s Osprey House!

Why are Golden-winged and Cerulean warblers critically threatened? What can be done about this? Come and learn more about the problems warblers are facing and what land owners and interested people can do to help them survive and flourish.

Workshop starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. Admission FREE! Please sign up at https://www.pnercd.org/warbler-workshop.html, or call (570) 234-3577 ext2. Walk-ins also welcome.

Agenda:

8:45 a.m.: Registration

8:55 a.m.: Welcome, Pocono Northeast Resource Conservation & Development Council (PNERCD): Wesley Keller, Board Secretary and George Kauffman, Executive Director

9:00 a.m.: Optimal Forest Management for Warblers & Other Birds, Jeff Larkin, Professor of Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

9:45 a.m.: Break and refreshments

10:00 a.m.: Landowner’s Role in Helping Forest Birds, Carl Martin, Director of Property Stewardship for the Wildlands Conservancy in PA

10:45 a.m.: Break and refreshments

11:00 a.m.: Migration and Other Factors Affecting Warblers, Gregory George, Professor of Biology, Delaware Valley University

11:45 a.m.: Questions and discussion

12:00 p.m.: Workshop ends

Pocono Northeast RC&D (PNERCD), who is presenting this workshop, has been in operation for more than forty years, carrying out many environmentally-related projects. This workshop is funded by USDA National Resource Conservation Service.

Aug
12
Mon
Nature at Night
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nature at Night

Search for moths, caterpillars, bats and other creatures of the night. Discover critters that glow in the dark with black light flashlights!

Aug
18
Sun
Volunteer and Member Appreciation Picnic @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Volunteer and Member Appreciation Picnic @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Potluck picnic – bring a dish to share with everyone. Enjoy the habitat gardens and entertainment, and stay late for a nighttime nature walk and campfire!

Aug
24
Sat
Autumn Migration Birding Workshop
Aug 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Autumn Migration Birding Workshop

Learn why birds migrate and how to identify autumn migrants, before taking a field trip to Bake Oven Knob in search of songbirds, Bald Eagles, and Ospreys. Meet at the Osprey House.

Sep
5
Thu
Junior Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Sep 5 @ 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.

Sep
8
Sun
Lehigh Gap Bike and Raft
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lehigh Gap Bike and Raft

Lehigh Gap Bike and Raft

Sunday, September 8, 2019, Noon-4:00 p.m.

Explore the Lehigh Gap by bike and raft on a guided excursion hosted by LGNC and Pocono Whitewater/Pocono Biking! Each trip includes:

  • Professional guides
  • Beginner-level instruction
  • Naturalist-led educational info and wildlife ID
  • All equipment necessary (bikes, rafts, etc.)

This activity is family-friendly. However, the recommended minimum age to participate is 12.

Registration:

Registration fee: $20 for members, $25 for non-members.

LGNC members: register here                    Non-members: register here

Please contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions.

Sep
9
Mon
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Sep 9 @ 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.