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Virtual Speaker Series — Scott Keys
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Speaker Series — Scott Keys

“Birds of the Haul Road – an Alaskan Adventure” — Scott Keys

On Thursday, October 8, wildlife photographer Scott Keys will take us on a photographic journey to Alaska to experience the region’s unique variety of birds.

Scott is well known within the LGNC community for his beautiful wildlife photography. His work has been featured on the cover of the Wildlife Activist, including the upcoming Summer 2020 issue. Join us in welcoming Scott for LGNC’s first virtual Speaker Series event of 2020. More of his stunning work can be viewed by following this link! https://skeysimages.zenfolio.com

Click Here to register for this event! http://bit.ly/LGNC_Speaker_Series_1

About Our Virtual Speaker Series:

Typically, our Speaker Series events are held in-person, but this year we are going to be doing things a little bit differently. Speakers will be conducting their talks “virtually” through Zoom. Following registration, you will be provided with a link for a Zoom conference, which will give you access to the event at the scheduled date and time.

If you are familiar with and already have Zoom installed on your device, then you are all set. If you have never used Zoom before, no worries! Upon clicking the link, Zoom will automatically install itself and you’ll be ready to go! Zoom is a small, safe application that allows you to participate in video conferencing events such as this one! While a camera and microphone are not essential to view the presentation, they do make interaction with the speaker possible during question and answer sessions. Click here for more information on Zoom: https://zoom.us

We hope to see virtually!

Migration Day!
Oct 10 all-day
Migration Day!
Although we’ve all faced many uncertainties this year, one natural spectacle has continued right on cue — the marvel of autumn migration is underway! On October 10, 2020, LGNC is hosting a special Migration Day in lieu of our annual Migration Fest. This new event will provide a chance for families to experience migration, and the landscapes that support it, through a virtual workshop and self-paced activities.
Much like our popular summer camps, Migration Day will be based out of a kit that families can pick up at the Nature Center before the event. Then, on October 10, participants will enjoy a live Zoom workshop and migration activities using the materials in the kit. Participants who share photos of their Migration Day adventures will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a free Family Membership for 2021! See below for a complete schedule and registration details.
Registration is open now through October 5 (while supplies last)! Those who register will be able to pick up a Migration Day kit (valued at $50) and participate in the day’s activities. The registration fee is $8 for LGNC members and $12 for non-members. Kits will include binoculars, books, milkweed seeds, and many other items to keep! Click here to register:
LGNC member registration: http://bit.ly/Migration_Day_Members
Non-member registration: http://bit.ly/Migration_Day_Non-members
Kit Pickup:
Stop by LGNC on October 7 or 9 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. to pick up your Migration Day kit! Kits will include all of the materials for the day’s activities. We will be following COVID-19 safety protocols during pickup.
Migration Day Activities:
Migration Day will begin on Saturday, October 10 at 11:00 a.m.! Here’s what we’ll be doing:
Virtual Migration Workshop (11:00 a.m.-Noon) — Log onto Zoom to learn about bird migration and the history of hawk counting! Don’t miss a special 3D presentation on raptor conservation.
Migration BINGO (all day)Complete this activity in your backyard, at LGNC, or anywhere! Through a self-paced, family-fun game, explore bird and butterfly migration and the habitats that sustain these long-distance journeys. See how many ways you can get “BINGO” as you search for animals and plants, identify threats to migrating creatures, and complete mini-habitat stewardship projects! All of the materials needed to complete this activity will be provided in the Migration Day kit.
Bird Count (all day) — LGNC and its predecessors have been counting migrating birds for 60 years. Using the materials in the Migration Day kit, keep a tally of the birds you encounter during the day!
Raffle Drawing:
All participants who share photos of their Migration Day adventures will be entered into our raffle! LGNC will draw three names on Sunday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. Winners will receive a free Family Membership (value $50) for 2021!
This event is sponsored by the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River.
Cabin Fever Book Club
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

All meetings are Thursdays, once a month, from 10 am – noon

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

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

Member & Volunteer Appreciation Night!
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Member & Volunteer Appreciation Night!

Join us for a virtual celebration of LGNC’s members and volunteers! We will present a slideshow of our latest projects, recognize members and volunteers, and enjoy a special live animal program by Carbon County Environmental Education Center. The whole family is invited to attend!

Check back soon for registration details!

Holiday Open House
Dec 5 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Holiday Open House

Event details to be announced!