Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
9:30 am
“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: Meet a live rabbit, then “be” a rabbit, using sensory-based experiences linked to social emotional learning skills. Program includes nature play and read[...]
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
Join us for a day of volunteering at our Thomas Darling Poconos preserve! Scope of work: Come join Wildlands staff and the Ruffed Grouse Society as we advance our Golden Winged Warbler habitat restoration project and work to benefit many other wild plant and animal species by managing plants and new seedlings in the established restoration area at[...]
WAWA
10:00 am
Halfway through our hike, we’ll explore part of the Nor-Bath Trail. Then we will turn around and retrace our steps to Wayne Grube Memorial Park, a 200-acre park in Northampton County. The Catasauqua Creek meanders down the middle of the park, which also boasts a softball field, 3 pavilions, and toddler-friendly playgrounds. In addition, there’s[...]
Wayne Grube Park
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Get ready to test your lily pad leaping, frog-hopping, and insect-catching abilities during a frog slog adventure. This program is designed to inspire locomotion, mindful movement, and learning through play, while shedding light on the mysteries and needs of local amphibians.  PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience nature[...]
Wayne Grube Park
10:00 am
Join us for GOLV’s first visit to the amazing Lehigh Gap Nature Center. Naturalists at LGNC cracked the mystery of how to re-vegetate 400 acres in the barren Lehigh Gap that had been denuded by waste material from the Palmerton Zinc Pile Superfund site. During the mid-1990’s the Wildlife Information Center bought a house and[...]
Lehigh Gap Nature Center
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Wild Eggs added lots of novel and innovative activities to our non-traditional, non-competitive family experience! There’s also much more including: games, crafts and a live animal egg hunt. Each child leaves with an age-appropriate goodie bag. Pre-registration is required. There are two sessions to choose from: Register for 10:00 am-12:00 pm Register for 1:00 pm -3:00 pm Prior[...]
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Late Spring is an excellent time to learn about wild edible plants. On this walk we’ll learn to identify wild plants that can be used as food. In addition to identifying edible plants, we’ll cover ethical collection of edibles, touch on the use of wild plants as medicine, as well as Native American lore about[...]
Thomas Darling Preserve
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
What do frogs do when the sun goes down? Do they crawl under a lily pad and snooze until dawn? Or do they party until the cows come home? Don’t miss this chance to explore the ponds and stream-banks at Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary after the sun sets to search out frogs and their[...]
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
10:00 am
Recent research shows that the eastern coyote is the hybrid result of interbreeding between coyotes and gray wolves. With sightings increasing in the Lehigh Valley, people have many questions about the largest canine in Pennsylvania. During this program, PA Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer, Tyler Kreider, will cover coyote history, behavioral traits, and common misconceptions,[...]
Trexler Environmental Center
11:00 am
Wondering what to do with your kitchen waste? Have a small yard? Build a worm bin to take home with you in this hands-on workshop for all ages. Meet some red wiggler worms and learn what makes them specially adapted to eat your garbage! *The price of registration is per worm bin Register
The Seed Farm
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Where are they when they’re not crossing the road? How do they live so long? Learn the answers to these questions and more, with our live education turtles during a hands-on program that explores turtles habitats and backyard snack preferences. PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
10:00 am
We’ll do the archery complex first. This level trail has some rocks and roots as it meanders through a pleasant forest in Upper Mount Bethel Township. We’ll view archery target stations as we stroll. Then we’ll cross Lake Minsi Drive to the long-range archery fields and the Boardwalk around Bear Swamp. We’ll stop by at[...]
Bear Swamp Park & Archery Center
9:00 am
Join our monthly naturalist-led bike ride, exploring local Northampton County trails with a food agenda! We will meet at Water Street Park and head south on the Saucon Rail Trail. When we return to Water Street Park, we will explore the fresh, local products on hand. Meet at the Water Street Park with your bike.[...]
Water Street Park
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
9:30 am
“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.[...]
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:00 pm
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
Cedar Beach Park
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Follow the clues and complete challenges during this guided, outdoor PreK quest to uncover long lost treasure. 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,[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
11:00 am
Immerse yourself in the rhythms of nature and come celebrate the Summer Solstice. On one of the longest days of the year, we will be enjoying a short hike around Keck Park followed by an energizing, all levels yoga practice led by Pratyush Sinha Foundation. All ages welcome. Trail Difficulty Level – Moderate. Use main[...]
Keck Park
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Beneath the surface of Jordan Creek is a world that often goes unnoticed. This world contains dragonfly nymphs, water pennies, mayflies, caddisflies, and more. Our naturalist will instruct teams on how to find and collect these critters, and reveal the role they play in the environment. *Closed-toe shoes required for creek access. Program meets at Jordan[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
7:30 pm
Enjoy warm summer nights with a nocturnal wildlife presentation and a family-friendly firefly game at this charming and vibrant park. All ages welcome. Register  
Trexler Memorial Park
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Back to the creek we go, to investigate water properties through water play and engineering experiments.  Closed-toe shoes required for creek access.Program meets at Jordan Creek ford crossing, accessible as you exit Lehigh Valley Zoo. PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature through outdoor exploration, art,[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Come discover Jordan Creek and the tiny critters that call it home. A naturalist will be leading an informal macroinvertebrate survey where we will be learning what these small, aquatic animals can reveal about the health of our streams, as well as how to catch and identify them. All necessary equipment provided. Recommended for adult[...]
Jordan Park
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Monarch butterflies are known for the great migration they make each year to Mexico. During this program, we’ll create a take-home resting area for traveling local and traveling monarchs to use at your house. PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature through outdoor exploration, art,[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
This month scaled creatures journey to the Trexler Environmental Center to help debunk myths associated with their species. Find out what’s true and what’s not as we introduce live snakes and backyard habitat tips for a memorable wildlife learning experience. PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
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 the wonders of nature through outdoor exploration, art, play, and stories. Programs are free, but advanced registration is required. (Adults do[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Learn how to identify local owls by sight and sound with a selection of our live, feathered friends. Program includes hot cocoa and camouflage owl art activity.  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[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve