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Lancaster County Park, Environmental Center

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1 Nature's Way
Lancaster, 17602
717-295-2055

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November 2019

$4.00

Homeschool Wednesday: Carnivores

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Homeschool science classes continue Wednesday mornings with programs geared for ages 8 through 12. Late fall classes share a focus on mammals. Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will introduce mammals in general before engaging students in a study of local carnivores. Dress for indoor and outdoor activity. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Tuesday, November 5. $4.00 per child and $1.00 per adult. Ages 8-12

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$11.00

Cow Eye and Sheep Heart Dissection

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are interested in performing dissections, come join Naturalist Ann Strauss for an evening dissecting a cow eye and a sheep heart. Participants will learn background information before the dissection of each specimen in order to make the process more interesting and meaningful. Each participant will have their own specimens to dissect. Parents planning to drop their children off must come into the building to sign the drop-off form. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay…

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$4.00

Munchkin Science: Space

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come join Naturalist Ann Strauss and learn about space. We will start with a book, then use blow up planets to lay out our solar system. Kids will learn a few facts about the planets and then be given a chance to create their own planet to take home. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, November 8. $4.00 per child age 3 and up and $1.00 per adult. Ages 3-5

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$2.00

Full Moon Hike

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez for a walk in Central Park under the full moon. The moon will guide us through the dark. The animals will be hooting and making other sounds to let us know that they are also out and about. Dress for the weather. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, November 8. $2.00 per person. All Ages

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$3.00

Pinecone Crafts

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get creative with pinecones this season! Naturalist Ellen Blazer will supply the pinecones, and we will use them to craft turkeys, owls, other animals, and any other creative idea you come up with – using paint, feathers, googly eyes, and more. Each one can be used as a tree ornament or stand alone. These crafts will make great holiday gifts! Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Wednesday, November 13. $3.00 per child age…

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$2.00

Mindfulness Hike

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Building on the tenets of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, Naturalist Kristyn Small will lead this walking meditation and guide participants in sensory awareness. The hiking trail is relatively flat and under a half-mile in length. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, November 15. $2.00 per person. Ages 15 and up

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$4.00

Homeschool Wednesday: Herbivores

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Homeschool science classes continue Wednesday mornings with programs geared for ages 8 through 12. Late fall classes share a focus on mammals. Local herbivores are numerous and diverse, ranging from deer to mice. Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will provide an overview as well as identification hints for individual mammals. Dress for indoor and outdoor activity. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Tuesday, November 19. $4.00 per child and $1.00 per adult. Ages 8-12

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$3.00

Let’s Build a Snowman

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Do you want to build a snowman?? Even if there is no snow on the ground, children will make a take home snowman! Before making the craft, we will explore a brief history of why most people, including Naturalist Rachel Albright, build snowmen! Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, November 22. $3.00 per child age 3 and up $1.00 per adult.All ages

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$5,00

Hiker Badge for Brownie Girl Scouts

November 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will lead Brownie Girl Scouts in completing Hiker badge requirements which include learning about trail signs, maps, and gear before heading off on a hike. Leaders must provide the snack/gorp. Dress for the weather and wear shoes appropriate for a hike on woodland trails. Badges are not included. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, November 22. $5.00 per scout and $1.00 per adult. Ages 6-10

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$4.00

Munchkin Science: Animal Tracks

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

With Naturalist Ann Strauss, Munchkins will read Dr. Seuss’s Foot Book before comparing our own feet to a variety of animals. Kids may select animal tracks from our stamping collection to make track prints on butcher block paper. They will then assemble a track book to take home. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Monday, November 25. $4.00 per child age 3 and up and $1.00 per adult. Ages 3-5

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December 2019

$4.00

Homeschool Wednesday: Omnivores

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Homeschool science classes continue Wednesday mornings with programs geared for older youth. Late fall classes share a focus on mammals. Last, but certainly not least, we cover the omnivores. With Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel, students will discover some of our most infamous local mammals. Dress for indoor and outdoor activity. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Tuesday, December 3. $4.00 per child and $1.00 per adult. Ages 8-12

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$8.00

Mini Ecosystems: Terrarium in a Jar

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Naturalist Aaron Hasircoglu and make your very own terrarium! Children and adults alike will have fun as we learn about plants, invertebrates, and creating a miniature ecosystem. All supplies will be provided. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Wednesday December 4. $2.00 per person and $8.00 per terrarium. Ages 8 and up

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$3.00

Munchkin Science: Mammals

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mammals are fascinating and they are all around us. Naturalist Ann Strauss will lead an up-close examination of furs, skulls, and skeletons. Participants will also play with mammal tracks and make track books to take home. Lastly, we will take an exploration walk to look for signs that show us mammals have been in the neighborhood. These programs are geared for ages 3 through 5. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Monday, December…

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$2.00

Full Owl Moon Hike

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez for an owl prowl under the full moon. Learn about owls before we hike to look and listen for them. The full moon will guide our way and hopefully help us see them. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Wednesday, December 11. $2.00 per person. All Ages

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