Classes and Clubs for Adults

Educational opportunities for personal enrichment and growth

Fit Walk

FREE walks on the Lehigh Gap Nature Center Refuge with a naturalist. All ages and abilities welcome!

The current session will run until July 20, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays twice each day, 8-9am and 6:30-7:30pm.

No sign up necessary. Meet at the Osprey House 10 minutes before.

Cabin Fever Book Club

Our Cabin Fever Book Club is truly a reason to look forward to the colder months. Meetings are usually hosted on the second Thursday of each month from November through March. The book club convenes each meeting with a potluck brunch before moving into a lively discussion of the book of the month. 2017-18 season books and meeting dates below.

2017-2018 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

 November 16    The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf
 December 7      The Secret Life of Bats by Merlin Tuttle
 January  18       The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
 February 15      The Bluebird Effect by Julie Zickefoose
 March 15           Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin


TWO Summer Yoga Sessions offered at LGNC – REGISTRATION OPEN

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering TWO 9-week yoga sessions at LGNC starting the week of June 19:

Monday mornings at 9:15-10:30am  – “Yoga for All”

Thursday evenings at 6:00-7:15pm  –  “Yoga on the Deck” (level I/II)

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.



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.

Nature-inspired Clay Classes

Adults are invited to explore the art and science of clay sculpting through this exciting program at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center!

Local artist and certified PA art teacher Patty Passick is offering four Nature-inspired Clay Classes to adults this summer at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center (LGNC). More than a traditional sculpting instruction program, the classes will educate participants on environmental concepts relating to the formation, properties, and uses of clay. In addition, participants will learn a variety of sculpting techniques as they make their own nature-themed artwork to take home. All classes will be held in the laboratory of LGNC’s headquarters, the Osprey House, 8844 Paint Mill Rd., Slatington, PA.

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Cost Per Class:
All materials will be provided by the instructor. However, additional materials will be available for a small fee.

Registration is limited to eight participants, so please register at the following link soon to reserve your spot: You may register for any or all of the classes. Each class will have a different theme and project. For more information, please contact Program Specialist Chad Schwartz at

Meet Patty Passick, Class Instructor:
Patty is currently a faculty member at St. John Neumann Regional School in Palmerton, PA, where she teaches art to students in 4th through 8th grade. In addition to her 2004 Kutztown Art Ed. certification, she received a BFA from Slippery Rock University in 1979 and furthered her clay studies at the University of Arizona. As an artist, Patty is well versed in a variety of mediums and produces an array of styles. However, as a life-long environmentalist, nature is the prominent expression of her art. To learn more about Patty’s art, background, and teaching experience, please visit her website at

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