Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – Feb 25 @ 10:30 am
9:30 am
Join us for Project FeederWatch, a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders in North America. We’ll identify species, count birds and send our data to FeederWatch to help scientists track winter bird populations, distribution and abundance. Anyone interested in birds can participate. Come for a session or the entire 21 week season to learn, share your knowledge[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
9:00 am
The relatively warmer days of late winter get sap flowing in our trees and, as humans have for centuries, people tap,draw off the sap and boil it down to make sweet syrup. You can do this in any yard and in your own kitchen. Learn how to tap your tree and turn the sap into[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Our ice and snow program provides the perfect medium for pre-k friendly sculpting. Depending on the weather, we may create edible snowmen, (edible for the birds that is), or colorful sculptures in the “ice lab”. Register PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature through outdoor[...]
Wayne Grube Park
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Enjoy the award-winning Hoover-Mason Trestle and its views of South Bethlehem and the iconic cemetery made famous by photographer Walker Evans. Also, you can get up close views of colorful rust on the blast furnaces. We’ll start on the Hoover-Mason Trestle, an elevated walkway with over 10 urban gardens and then cross the street to[...]
Steel Stacks
Mar 3 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 31 @ 10:30 pm
9:30 pm
Join us for Project FeederWatch, a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders in North America. We’ll identify species, count birds and send our data to FeederWatch to help scientists track winter bird populations, distribution and abundance. Anyone interested in birds can participate. Come for a session or the entire 21 week season to learn, share your knowledge[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Encourage the pioneer spirit inside your little one with a program that includes hiking hot chocolate, and indoor fort building. Register PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature through outdoor exploration, art, play, and stories. Programs are free, but advanced registration is required. (Adults[...]
Trexer Nature Preserve
Mar 11 @ 6:45 am – 7:45 am
6:45 am
Meet the rising sun in the natural world at Cedar Creek Parkway East. You’ll find this early morning exploration both energizing and uplifting. If weather allows, we’ll snowshoe! Equipment and instruction provided. Recommended for adults and children 8 and up. Register
Cedar Creek Parkway East
Mar 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
9:30 am
Embark on a quest to locate mysterious dragon eggs here at Pool Wildlife Sanctuary. A creative egg craft and live reptile will add to the adventure. You and Me is a program designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature – promoting curiosity and exploration – in a safe,[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Enjoy the tapestry of budding twigs and spring flowers as we walk through beautiful Trexler Memorial Park.  We’ll enjoy the 16-foot wide paved trails that also accommodate joggers and bicyclists. These trails are very stroller and wheelchair friendly. Harry Clay Trexler’s estate gave this land to the City of Allentown. The Trexler’s summer home, Springwood Park,[...]
Trexler Memorial Park
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
A  wild edible tea hike. Learn about the trees rooted at Trexler Nature Preserve – how to identify them and how to drink them! During this recreational walk in an often overlooked natural area, we will explore local trees and plant species with a thought to how they convert into freshly brewed tea. Appropriate for adults and children[...]
Trexler Environmental Center
6:00 pm
The spring or vernal equinox signals the beginning of nature’s renewal in the Northern Hemisphere and the signs are everywhere! Worms begin to emerge from the earth. In fact, the March Full Moon is called “The Full Worm Moon” for this reason. The arc of the Sun across the sky shifts toward the north and[...]
Thomas Darling Preserve
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
We’ve added lots of novel and innovative activities to our non-traditional, non-competitive, all ages family experience! There’s so much to enjoy including: games, crafts and a live animal egg hunt. Each child leaves with an age-appropriate goodies bag. While pets on a leash are normally allowed at Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, pets other than service animals with documentation will[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Join our resident herp lover in search of spring peepers, the frogs that are the harbingers of spring. We’ll follow their voices in search of them and other spring night critters. Dress for the weather and bring a headlamp or flashlight. Register
Bear Swamp Park & Archery Complex
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – Apr 30 @ 10:30 am
9:30 am
Join us for Project FeederWatch, a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders in North America. We’ll identify species, count birds and send our data to FeederWatch to help scientists track winter bird populations, distribution and abundance. Anyone interested in birds can participate. Come for a session or the entire 21 week season to learn, share your knowledge[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Embrace the rainy season with a rain stick craft, live amphibian, and pond sensory bin! Register PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature through outdoor exploration, art, play, and stories. Programs are free, but advanced registration is required. (Adults do not need to register themselves.)  The Pre-K[...]
Wayne Grube Park
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Spring peepers are little frogs with BIG voices. They’re hard to find, even harder to catch and impossible to forget. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the research areas of South Mountain to search out Mother Nature’s “sleigh bell chorus”. In addition to spring peepers, we’ll also search for salamanders and other signs of spring.[...]
South Mountain Preserve
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Spring peepers are little frogs with BIG voices. They’re hard to find, even harder to catch and impossible to forget. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the research areas of South Mountain to search out Mother Nature’s “sleigh bell chorus”. In addition to spring peepers, we’ll also search for salamanders and other signs of spring.[...]
South Mountain Preserve
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Animals have been used in art since the Stone Ages. Using our education animals as muses, we’ll create a one-of-a-kind take home piece. Register PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature through outdoor exploration, art, play, and stories. Programs are free, but advanced registration[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Join us for an all-ages walk at Bear Swamp Park. First, we’ll walk through the archery complex, then meander to the boardwalk around Bear Swamp. We’ll end our walk at a 3-sided pavilion and a small pond. In the spring this is a good place to view turtles, frogs, and spring flowers. After we return[...]
Bear Swamp Park
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Explore this 90-acre park, well known for its 30 acres of native wildflowers. April is the best time to discover these showstoppers and the birds that they attract! Register This program is provided with support from Northampton County.
Ballas Tract
Apr 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
9:30 am
Get ready to stretch, flex, and take a breath – Wildlands is leading an ocean-inspired yoga session that will incorporate song, play, and live animals.  *Each participant is encouraged to bring a yoga mat. Register You and Me is a program designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
In honor of Earth Day, we will clean up an important part of our Lehigh River Watershed. Participants are welcome to lend a hand anytime between 12 and 2 p.m. Refreshments and clean up supplies provided. All ages welcome. Register
Trout Creek Park
9:00 am
Saturday, April 28 from 9-3 pm Are you interested in making a difference in your community by volunteering to assist with real research projects? Join Wildlands Conservancy and Stroud Water Research Center for a day of hands-on instream training in Emmaus! Learn about the DRWI (Delaware River Watershed Initiative) data quality standards, methods for testing[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
10:00 am
The Shades of Death Trail is not as scary as it sounds! The 1.3-mile trail is known for bird watching and features a cascading stream. For hardier souls, we’ll continue onward  and return to the parking lot by way of Sand Spring Trail, for a total of 3.8 miles. Sturdy footwear and a walking stick are[...]
Hickory Run State Park