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Lancaster County Parks Department Environmental Education Team


Upcoming Events

March 2020


Frog Dissection

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If you like dissecting or you would like to give it a try, come join Naturalist Ann Strauss for an evening dissecting Grass Frogs. The dissection will start with background information relating frog organs to human organs. Participants will learn anatomy and function of the thoracic and abdominal organs, as well as correct dissection techniques. Each participant will dissect their own frog specimen. Adults are welcome to dissect; adult dissectors will need to call to register. Register online or call…

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March Winds …Bring Kites!

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Celebrate both the winds of March and the arrival of spring! Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will assist as participants assemble, personalize, and test-fly simple sled kites. Please register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Thursday, March 26. $2.00 per person and $3.00 per kite. All ages

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April 2020


Eggcellent Trivia

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Find a sitter, bring your snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to join Naturalist Rachel Albright on an adult only, flashlight egg hunt. Once you’ve found all the eggs, the fun will continue indoors with a few rounds of eggcellent trivia! Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, April 3. $3.00 per person. Ages 18 and up

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Munchkin Science – Trees

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Trees are a wonderful part of the world around us. With Naturalist Ann Strauss, munchkins will have the opportunity to learn about the science of trees and gain an appreciation for these giant plants. We will spend most of the program outside exploring and studying trees up close. This program is geared for ages 3 through 5. Children over age 5 are welcome if accompanying younger siblings. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on…

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Intricate Eggs: Using TIE Dyes

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to dye eggs using patterned silk fabrics. Naturalist Ellen Blazer will show you how, step-by-step. Eggs will be provided. You will need to bring a colorful, old silk scarf or tie (just make sure the label says it’s 100% silk and the item can be discarded). You will be amazed at the results! Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Thursday, April 9. $3.00 per person. Ages 3 and up

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Homeschool Wednesday: Mill Creek Macros Revisited

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

With Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel, children explored the Mill Creek macroinvertebrate life in the fall. To satisfy our curiosity, we will repeat our study six months later. In addition, with the conclusion of the Journey North Mystery Class, students will discover the locations of the ten mystery classes around the world. Dress for outdoor activity. Closed-toe shoes like old sneakers are required of everyone entering the stream. Crocs, flip-flops, and other sandals do not sufficiently protect feet and will not…

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