Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
They’re back! Wild Sci Girls, our after-school program for tweens, exposing girls to fun, hands-on projects focused on science, technology, engineering, and math, was so much fun we’re going to do it again! All new activities with lots of time outdoors to apply science and engineering concepts in nature. Of course there will be animals![...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Discover who’s hooting at Thomas Darling Preserve! A live owl presentation is followed by an ornithologist-led hike, calling in resident owls. Dress for the weather and bring a headlamp or flashlight. Register
Thomas Darling Preserve
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Join us for a native tree planting to help protect the Lehigh Valley’s natural resources! These plantings will help establish beneficial strips of native plants, trees and grasses – known as riparian buffers. Your efforts will directly support regional initiatives taking place at project sites across the Lehigh Valley. Learn more & register!
Sacuon Park
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Close out the season with our traditional paddle down the Lehigh River while celebrating this beautiful time of year and enjoying the fall foliage. We’ll paddle 11 miles from Canal Park in Allentown, through the “metro-wilderness” we call home, to the Rt. 33 boat launch in Freemansburg. All equipment is provided and all trips include beginner[...]
Canal Park
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Join us for a native tree planting to help protect the Lehigh Valley’s natural resources! These plantings will help establish beneficial strips of native plants, trees and grasses – known as riparian buffers. Your efforts will directly support regional initiatives taking place at project sites across the Lehigh Valley. Learn more & register!
Millbrook Farms
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Join us for a native tree planting to help protect the Lehigh Valley’s natural resources! These plantings will help establish beneficial strips of native plants, trees and grasses – known as riparian buffers. Your efforts will directly support regional initiatives taking place at project sites across the Lehigh Valley. Learn more & register!
Berger Street, Emmaus
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Bake Oven Knob, part of the Appalachian Trail, is a great location for watching migrating hawks. The trail includes many large rocks and boulders. Sturdy footwear is suggested and a walking stick/hiking poles are recommended. The hike is appropriate for children over the age of 6. Dogs on leash are welcome. Bring binoculars/camera for observing[...]
Bake Oven Knob
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
After meeting our education owls to learn about their amazing adaptations, we’ll head outside to search for Trexler Nature Preserve’s resident owls. Later, we’ll relive our adventures while sipping hot cocoa in the comfort of the environmental center. Dress for the weather!   [button link=”https://register.capturepoint.com/reg/cat_program_list_detail.cfm?s=&t=&season_id=14488&program_id=685932″ n
Trexler Nature Preserve
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
It’s Halloween, the perfect time to visit with critters that give many people the heebie-jeebies! We’ll meet Wildlands Conservancy’s creepiest critters (and learn that they’re not very scary at all). Afterwards, we’ll hit the trails looking for things that go bump in the night, before ending our evening with yummy apples roasted over a campfire and giggles over our adventures.[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Birds require alot of energy to stay warm and nourished throughout the winter months. We will help them out by decorating an outdoor tree with our bird feeder creations. We’ll also create a take-home bird feeder, to encourage wildlife viewing in your own backyard. Dress for the weather. Register only one individual in an adult/child team.[...]
Wayne Grube Park
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
What could be more fun than a hoot hike? How abput a hoot hike held under the brilliance of a full moon? This program will feature a live owl presentation is followed by an ornithologist-led hike, calling in resident owls. Dress for the weather and bring a headlamp or flashlight. This program provided with support from[...]
Wayne Grube Park
6:00 pm
Fall is in the air! Grab your favorite hoodie and come with us to call in some local owl species. Plus, meet some of our live resident owls. Meet at Pavilion #1. Register
Covered Bridge Park
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
We’ll search the Maple Tract’s forest and oak brush thickets for signs of its resident owls. Afterwards, well have some hot cocoa to warm up. Sturdy footwear and a walking stick are suggested. The hike is appropriate for children over the age of 8. Dogs on leash are welcome. Register
Maple Tract Preserve
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
School’s Out! No Problem! Day Camp is a great way for children to have fun all day when there is no school. All new exciting activities that include hikes, interactive crafts, active games and, of course, interactions with animals! We are here to make your child’s day-off the most fun it can be! Snacks provided. Please bring a non-perishable packed[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Join us as we explore the grounds of the former Woodland Hills golf course. Boy Scouts have recently installed signs on the Preserve’s trails. Our easy walk on the 148-acre Preserve will meander on grassy paths through small groves of trees, grassy meadows, and beside idyllic ponds. This is a terrific venue for wildlife and[...]
Woodland Hills Preserve
Nov 11 @ 3:41 pm – Nov 26 @ 4:41 pm
3:41 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
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
9:30 am
From grinding corn to churning butter and making candles, you and your child will be transported through time as children learn just how capable they really are. Colorful take-home candles will help them remember the day. Cost is for each child. All children must be registered and accompanied by an adult. Register You and Me is designed[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
5:30 pm
Wildlands Conservancy’s annual Green Gala Dinner Auction is among the warmest evenings in our calendar year. More than 30 years strong, our premier fundraiser celebrates close friends, board members and business leaders and their positive impact upon our conservation and education mission. Proceeds from the event immediately help protect the Lehigh Valley’s natural resources, and[...]
DeSales University - University Center
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
8:00 am
Birds, bagels, OJ and coffee. What a way to begin the day! Linneaus, our chatty education starling, will greet you when you check in at the environmental center. After we learn about passerines, gnosh on some bagels and fuel up with our favorite morning beverage, we’ll head to the roof-top observation deck with binoculars to[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Celebrate Thanksgiving the Wildlands way! In an adapted version of our popular Pilgrims program, we’ll hand-dip candles, make butter, grind corn, and learn about nature’s bounty while strolling through nature’s beauty. And of course there will be animals! Register Adult Register Child
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
School’s Out! No Problem! Day Camp is a great way for children to have fun all day when there is no school. All new exciting activities that include hikes, interactive crafts, active games and, of course, interactions with animals! We are here to make your child’s day-off the most fun it can be! Snacks provided. Please bring a non-perishable packed[...]
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary