Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Join us every Saturday and Sunday in Trexler Nature Preserve at the ford from 12:00 pm -4:00 pm! Our environmental educators will be there with pond scoopers, nets, scopes and a whole slew of other tools to guide your outdoor exploration. Discover the creek, traverse the trails, learn about the local birds, and so much[...]
Trexler Nature Preserve
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm
9:00 am
Stories we read as a child leave an impression that influences our actions throughout our entire life. Naturalists introduce beloved children’s books that mesh fiction with reality. Explore activities through each story’s theme- discover local animals, habitats and opportunities to explore characters like Stellaluna, Gertrude McFuzz and the Gruffalo. Preregistration is required and walk-ins will[...]
Northampton County
Jun 22 @ 7:15 am – Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm
7:15 am
The 23rd annual Lehigh River Sojourn is Wildlands Conservancy’s 32.6-mile guided paddling trip on the Lehigh River. The event begins in the Pocono Mountains and ends in Easton. Sojourners travel through our region’s metro-wilderness – treasuring scenic views, visits from resident wildlife and a shared appreciation for preserving the Lehigh River.   Visit our Lehigh River Sojourn page[...]
Lehigh River
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Float down the Little Lehigh Creek through the Sanctuary while gliding over fish and between ducks in this tubing adventure! PFDs provided for little ones, ages 4 and above. Register Child Register Adult
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
Planet Earth is a wonder! Dig into the fields, forests, waterways and ponds of Trexler Nature Preserve. Uncover the living things that inhabit our corner of the Earth and larger than life environmentalists who really impacted who we are today. Discover how you too can make simple changes to really make a difference. Local ecowarriors[...]
Trexler Environmental Center
10:00 am
This 269-acre Lehigh County park is known for good bird watching, especially during migration. The Jordan Creek meanders beneath several bridges and between lush vegetation. The trail surface is part macadam, in other parts it’s ciders. And in a third part, we will be walking on a narrow earthen path along the Jordan Creek. There[...]
Jordan Creek Greenway
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Float down the Little Lehigh Creek through the Sanctuary while gliding over fish and between ducks in this tubing adventure! PFDs provided for little ones, ages 4 and above. Register Child Register Adult
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
Explore this limited access area of the Lehigh River above the Francis E. Walter dam. The history and beauty are unmatched, and the chance to explore the pristine water is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We supply all necessary equipment and training. Location: Luzerne County. Additional information upon registration. Register
Lehigh Falls
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
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 fireflies and have some fun catching these little flying flashlights Register Child Register Adult  
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
What better way to celebrate a hot summer day than with a trip down the Lehigh River! Join us as we peddle and paddle along the river with opportunities to cool off in the shade or water. All equipment is provided and all trips include beginner instruction and are led by our professional guides and special guests.[...]
Sand Island
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
Meet us at Walnutport Park to learn the basics of paddling with Wildlands Conservancy! Whether you have never been in a canoe or kayak before or just need to refine your skills, Wildlands Conservancy’s “Learn to Paddle Series” is a great place to start. Get an overview and learn the basics of paddling including safety,[...]
Walnutport Canal Park
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm
9:00 am
Have you ever observed an owl so closely that you can see the down of their feathers or hear the soft sounds they make? Have you seen the iridescence of a butterfly wing under a microscope or witnessed a skunk’s warning stomp? Comb for monarch caterpillars in meadows, search for nesting bird families, lift logs[...]
Northampton County Parks
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Float down the Little Lehigh Creek through the Sanctuary while gliding over fish and between ducks in this tubing adventure! PFDs provided for little ones, ages 4 and above. Register Child Register Adult
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Beneath the surface of Catasauqua 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.  PreK Pathfinders is designed for[...]
Wayne Grube Park
8:00 pm
How many fireflies can you count? This is what summer nights are all about: lightning bugs and good old fashioned s’mores! Meet at Pavilion 1. Underwritten by South Whitehall Township. Register
Covered Bridge Park
Jul 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
9:00 pm
Moths can be as beautiful as their more flamboyant butterfly cousins. And, unlike butterflies, moths can be easily attracted and viewed with lights and bail. PA is home to almost 2,000 species of moths. After a brief presentation by Moth Man, Frank Distefano, we’ll spend time outdoors to view these beauties of the night. For[...]
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
10:00 am
This 26-acre Northampton County Park hugs the Delaware Canal. It’s a lovely stop if you are bicycling on the Canal or canoeing on the Delaware. Its group tent sites can host overnight stays by organized groups paddling on the River or the Canal. There’s a small amphitheater and convenient picnic tables and fire grills. We’ll[...]
Wy-Hit-Tuk Park
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Newish to camping? Learn how to pitch a tent, build different types of fires, cook in a Dutch oven, and explore this little-known park with experienced naturalists. Stay for Paddling 101 in the canal! this program is underwritten by Northampton County Parks. Register
wy-hit-tuk park
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Meet us at Wy-Hit-Tuk Park and learn the basics of paddling with Wildlands Conservancy! Whether you have never been in a canoe or kayak before or just need to refine your skills, Wildlands Conservancy’s “Learn to Paddle Series” is a great place to start. Get an overview and learn the basics of paddling including safety,[...]
Wy-Hit-Tuk Park
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Float down the Little Lehigh Creek through the Sanctuary while gliding over fish and between ducks in this tubing adventure! PFDs provided for little ones, ages 4 and above. Register Child Register Adult
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
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
10:00 am
This is the only GOLV event that has a nominal fee of $15/per person to cover equipment cost. Learn more about the coal industry, the canal locks, and life on a canal boat on the Lehigh Canal as you pedal 4 miles on the towpath to Canal Park in Allentown. Then Wildlands’ Safety Guides will[...]
Sand Island
9:00 am
Join our monthly naturalist-led bike ride, exploring local Northampton County trails with a food agenda! We will meet at the Saucon Valley Farmers Market 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[...]
Saucon Trail
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
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Explore this 90-acre park, well known for its 30 acres of native wildflowers. July is the best time to discover these showstoppers and the birds that they attract! this program is underwritten by Northampton County Parks Register
Ballas Preserve
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