Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – Feb 24 @ 10:45 am
9:30 am
FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at nature centers and backyards. With the help of a naturalist, participants will count the birds that they see at our feeders and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. Your bird counts help scientists track long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance. With FeederWatch, your[...]
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Explore Trexler Nature Preserve’s trails on snowshoe or by foot with a Wildland’s Naturalist. Discover animal tracks, over-wintering birds, and meet the humble maple tree that produce’s the world’s best syrup! Get ready for some hot pancakes and syrup upon return to the Environmental Education Center. Snowshoes and lessons provided, including little snowshoes for ages[...]
Trexler Environmental Center
Feb 27 @ 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: Nurture the engineering and naturalist skills of your little one, with a bird-feeder building activity, live songbird, and outdoor listening walk. Teams will[...]
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Dive into the world of birding with child-friendly binoculars, guide books, and ID instruction. Program includes live bird and kite flying. 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
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Learn about the trees rooted in Lehigh Parkway during a restorative nature walk featuring freshly brewed tree tea!   Register
Lehigh Parkway
Mar 27 @ 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: Discover the adventure and magic that wait within the forests of Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary. Program to include themed read-aloud, woodland[...]
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Frogs are starting to sing- Spring has sprung! Join naturalists on the search for this unforgettable little frog with big voices. We’ll also search for salamanders and other signs of spring.   Dress for the weather and bring a headlamp or flashlight.   Register
Bear Swamp Park and Archery Complex
11:00 am
Most of us are probably quite familiar with healing teas like mint, but many people don’t realize that certain trees can also be used to make beneficial drinks, especially over winter. This edible tree identification hike culminates in tree tea tasting upon return to the Environmental Education Center. Program is underwritten by Lehigh County. Register
Trexler Environmental Center
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Get ready to test your lily pad leaping, frog-hopping, and insect-catching abilities during Amphibian Adventure. This program is designed to inspire locomotion, mindful movement, and learning through play, while shedding light on a vulnerable class of animals. 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
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
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
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
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
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