Classes and Clubs for Adults

Educational opportunities for personal enrichment and growth

Watercolor for Beginners with Kay Stauffer

Wednesdays, January 8-February 26, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

The natural beauty around us at the Nature Center is good inspiration for instructor demonstrations and student practice pieces. These eight classes will introduce transparent watercolor and technical handling of materials from washes and textural effects to shading, dry brush and any questions you have.

Class Registration:

This series of eight classes will meet at the Nature Center each Wednesday from January 8 through February 26. Registration fee for all eight classes: $64 for members, $80 for non-members. Registration limited to 12 participants. Please mail payment in the form of a check to P.O. Box 198, Slatington, PA 18080 ahead of 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 or 610-760-8889 if you have any questions.

Ornithology/Birding 101

Every other Tuesday, February 4-June 9, 2020

The Lehigh Gap Nature Center Academy continues with a new class in 2020 — Ornithology/Birding 101. We will explore ornithology in the classroom, learning interesting aspects of bird anatomy, physiology, and behavior. We will also learn about the various groups of birds and individuals that occur in our region. In addition to lectures, there will be a field component to the class in which we will get outside at LGNC and other local birding spots, plus go further afield with field trips to birding hotspots within a day’s drive.

Tentative Schedule*:

February 4, 18 (10:00 a.m.-noon): Classroom

March 3: Classroom or field trip to Middle Creek

March 17, 31 (10:00 a.m.-noon): Classroom

April 14 (10:00 a.m.-noon): Classroom

April 28 (9:00 a.m. -noon): Field trip at or near LGNC

May 12: All day field trip TBA (additional charge for transportation)

May 26 (8:00-11:00 a.m.): Field trip at or near LGNC

June 9 (8:00-11:00 a.m.): Field trip at or near LGNC

*The above schedule is likely to change because of weather or other factors, so take this as an approximate schedule and be prepared to be flexible.

Class Registration:

This series of ten classes will meet every other Tuesday from February 4 through June 9. Registration fee for all classes: $25 for members, $75 for non-members. Registration is limited to 20 participants because of field trips (first come, first served), and we will put additional names on a waiting list. Please mail payment in the form of a check to P.O. Box 198, Slatington, PA 18080 ahead of the first class.

LGNC members: register here                    Non-members: register here

You will need binoculars and a field guide for the class. You can supply your own or borrow them from the Nature Center.

Please contact LGNC at or 610-760-8889 if you have any questions.


Autumn Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, October 28 through December 30 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. (no class November 11). 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. $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!


About the instructor – Stacy Hein 14089089_10207158539147378_4830331076984296489_n
Stacy discovered yoga in 2009, somewhat accidentally, while taking dance classes at a small studio. She took a few classes there and found that yoga was a natural progression from her love of dance. She began exploring the practice through DVDs and other classes in the area, but it wasn’t until 2014 that she began a regular practice. Within about one year, she began researching teacher trainings, knowing that she wanted to deepen her practice and share the benefits of yoga with others. She chose to pursue her 200 hour certification with Erica McHugh at Emmaus Yoga.

Also a dance fitness instructor, freelance writer, and writing tutor—Stacy brings a background of both group instruction and one-on-one teaching experience to her classes. Her teaching style is a union of her passion for words and her love of the discipline, rhythm and meditation of yoga. Students can expect to encounter a blend of poetry and movement in her classes that is carefully designed to inspire and motivate—both on and off the mat.

Cabin Fever Book Club…

…truly a reason to look forward to the colder months!!!

All meetings are Thursdays, once a month, from 10 am – noon
There will be a breakfast buffet supervised by Head Chef Lee Sivak with your help. 

These books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington Libraries, at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center and, at a cost, through

Please feel welcome to bring a friend. If you’d like to lead a discussion, contact Nancy Taras or Dan Kunkle.

2019-2020 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

November 21, 2019          The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
December 19, 2019            Anthill by E. O. Wilson
January 16, 2020               A Rum Affair by Karl Sabbagh & Adam Nicholson
February 20, 2020             Engineering Eden by Jordan Fisher Smith
March 19, 2020                  American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee