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Protect and restore critical natural areas and waterways, and educate the community to create a legacy of a healthy, sustainable, environment for future generations.

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May 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
“You & 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, supportive environment. This Month’s Program: Learn about the life cycle of a frog and the habitats they call home, with yoga play, field investigations, and live animals.[...]
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Cedar Beach Park
We’re bringing education turtles and birding equipment to Lake Muhlenberg at Cedar Beach Park for an informal, pop-up conservation education event. Visit us any time between 12 and 1:30 PM to learn about native and non-native turtles and to practice birding with binoculars. Appropriate for adults, families, and children of all ages. Register
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm WAWA
We’re celebrating National Trails day by working outside improving the trails at our Maple Tract  preserve in the Poconos! Scope of work: Wildlands staff will be on hand to work alongside volunteers to complete hands-on projects like trail building, trail blazing and vegetation management. If you’re a hiker, biker, birder, etc. feel free to bring[...]
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Wayne Grube Park
Nurture the engineering and naturalist skills of your little one with a bird-feeder building activity, live songbird, and outdoor listening walk.  PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience nature through outdoor exploration, STEM, art, and stories. Programs are free, but advanced registration is required. This program is underwritten by[...]
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Friday night family fun time! It’s summertime. What’s better than a walk in the night time woods, a campfire and some ooey, gooey goodness? This week we will learn about creatures that come out at night and how they have adapted to the absence of abundant light. Meet some of our education animals!   Register[...]
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Go batty with us! Pennsylvania’s common bat species often use buildings as their roosts and the barn at Pool Wildlife Sanctuary is one of their favorite haunts. Monitoring  locations like ours gives biologists an idea of how bat populations are doing. Studies have shown that while little brown bat populations have dropped precipitously due to White Nose Syndrome, big[...]
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