Take a look at what’s happening at LGNC!

Sep
25
Sat
Migration Fest 2021 (In Person)
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Migration Fest 2021 (In Person)
Activities Include:
  • Hawk counting in the Lehigh Gap
  • Monarch butterfly tagging
  • Guided nature walks and programs on the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge
  • Artisans selling and demonstrating their crafts
  • Crafts for families
  • Food
  • Music
Schedule of Events:
  • 9:00 a.m. — Family Bird Walk. Join us for a beginner bird walk around the Osprey House! Binoculars will be provided.
  • 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. — Monarch Tagging and Insect Safari. Search for butterflies and other bugs in the gardens and meadows around the Nature Center! Tag monarch butterflies to help scientists better understand the mysteries of butterfly migration. Insect nets will be provided.
  • Noon — Native Garden Tour. Learn what’s in bloom in LGNC’s native plant gardens! We will also introduce visitors to our new sensory garden.
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. — Live Music by Good Times Piano Music. Musician Joe Lazorik will perform on the front porch of the Osprey House!
  • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. — Family-friendly exhibits and activities at the Osprey House (outdoors):
    • Raptor ID and monarch butterfly information
    • Native plants
    • Hawk counting
    • Crafts
  • Afternoon and Evening — Jay Davenport Art Show. Local artist Jay Davenport and his students will be exhibiting their artwork in the Great Hall!

*Masks required indoors and will be available if needed.

Sep
30
Thu
Nature in Art Online! (Virtual)
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nature in Art Online! (Virtual)

Nature in Art Online for Kids!

Explore the art in nature through online art classes with Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s education team! Children ages 5-12 and their families are invited to make crafts from natural materials that they can find outside their homes. On a live, interactive Zoom class, we will guide participants through each craft, step by step.

Classes are FREE, but registration is required. Ahead of each class, we will publish a list of all materials (not provided by LGNC) that will be needed to complete the craft. The Zoom link will be shared with all families who register through EventBrite.

Thursday, September 30 (4:00-5:00 p.m.): Wind Chimes!

Participants will make their own wind chimes! Materials needed ahead of class: tin can, plastic bottles, or red-solo plastic cup; hot glue or a glue stick; tape; scissors; pack of beads; decorations: construction paper, paint, stickers; twine or yarn

Register here!

Oct
2
Sat
Gourd Art with Christina Drugatz (In Person)
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gourd Art with Christina Drugatz (In Person)

Gourd Art with Christina Drugatz

Students will be guided by Christina in painting and designing their very own gourd creation to take home! You can choose to make a bird house or leave the gourd whole for decoration. Gourds will be weather proofed for outdoor use. Kids are welcome!

Interested in creating a seasonal gourd? Perhaps pumpkins, ghosts, or skulls for Halloween, Santa, trees, or snowmen for Christmas? Pick any idea you have, and Christina will help you make it come to life!

Registration fee: $50 per gourd for LGNC members, $60 per gourd for non-members. All supplies included!

LGNC members: register here                    Non-members: register here

Classes will meet in person in LGNC’s outdoor pavilion.

About the Instructor:

Christina Drugatz is a local artist offering her unique ”paint your own gourd” classes here at the LGNC! She has been painting for over 15 years and is a Visual Media student at LCCC. She is also a mother of twin boys and an avid gardener.

Oct
9
Sat
Gourd Art with Christina Drugatz (In Person)
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gourd Art with Christina Drugatz (In Person)

Gourd Art with Christina Drugatz

Students will be guided by Christina in painting and designing their very own gourd creation to take home! You can choose to make a bird house or leave the gourd whole for decoration. Gourds will be weather proofed for outdoor use. Kids are welcome!

Interested in creating a seasonal gourd? Perhaps pumpkins, ghosts, or skulls for Halloween, Santa, trees, or snowmen for Christmas? Pick any idea you have, and Christina will help you make it come to life!

Registration fee: $50 per gourd for LGNC members, $60 per gourd for non-members. All supplies included!

LGNC members: register here                    Non-members: register here

Classes will meet in person in LGNC’s outdoor pavilion.

About the Instructor:

Christina Drugatz is a local artist offering her unique ”paint your own gourd” classes here at the LGNC! She has been painting for over 15 years and is a Visual Media student at LCCC. She is also a mother of twin boys and an avid gardener.

Oct
11
Mon
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Oct 11 @ 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.

Oct
23
Sat
Member & Volunteer Picnic
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Nov
8
Mon
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Nov 8 @ 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
13
Sat
More or Less 10K Trail Run (and 2-Mile Scamper)
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
More or Less 10K Trail Run (and 2-Mile Scamper)

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

Nov
18
Thu
Cabin Fever Book Club
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cabin Fever Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Erik Larson’s Isaac’s Storm!

About the Cabin Fever Book Club:

The Cabin Fever Book Club meets once a month during the fall and winter months to discuss fascinating books on such topics as ecology, environmental history, and environmentalism. The 2021-22 Cabin Fever Book Club meetings will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the dates listed below! Books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington libraries, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, and on Amazon.com (at a cost). Please contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions, or if you would like to lead a discussion!

Until we can safely meet in person again, all Book Club meetings will take place on Zoom.

2021-2022 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

November 18, 2021: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
December 16, 2021: Have Dog Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto
January 20, 2022: The Last Viking by Stephen R. Bown
February 17, 2022: Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
March 17, 2022: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Dec
4
Sat
Holiday Open House
Dec 4 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Holiday Open House

Join us for wreath-making, holiday crafts, and nature activities!