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Lancaster County Park, Environmental Center

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

Upcoming Events

September 2019

$2.00

Reptile Lady: All About Snakes

September 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Reptile Lady: Naturalist Kelsey Frey, as you explore scaly creatures with no legs! Explore live snakes from around the world as you study their basic biology and unique features. A small group atmosphere includes time for questions and photo opportunities. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, September 13. $2.00 per person age 3 and up. Ages 3 and up

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$2.00

Wild Edibles Plant Walk

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

If you are interested in learning what nature can provide for you as sustenance, you are the person for this program! Naturalist Ann Strauss will lead participants on a walk focusing on what plants are edible and how they can be prepared. Come be amazed at how many plants grow right in your yard that can be used as a source of food. We will not be eating wild edibles due to treatment for Spotted Lanternfly here in Central Park.…

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$2.00

Advanced Birding

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Future ornithologist William Young is participating in the American Birding Association’s (ABA) Young Birder of the Year Contest (YBY Contest). One module he is participating in is Conservation and Community, in which William takes on projects that better his community and raise awareness about avian life. Accordingly, he is teaching a few classes at the Lancaster County Environmental Center. This second program of his series of three is designed to improve birding skills, and touch upon more advanced topics including…

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$2.00

Bird Life History

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Future ornithologist William Young is participating in the American Birding Association’s (ABA) Young Birder of the Year Contest (YBY Contest). One module he is participating in is Conservation and Community, in which William takes on projects that better his community and raise awareness about avian life. Accordingly, he is teaching a few classes at the Lancaster County Environmental Center. In this last program of his series of three, William will address bird biology with a focus on the life history…

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$2.00

Botanizing: Tree ID

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you a plant nerd? Do you want to impress your friends with your outstanding knowledge of trees? For the next in the “Botanizing” series, Naturalist Emily Snyder will guide you on a tree identification hike where you will learn how to confidently identify the trees of our Pennsylvania forests. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, September 27. $2.00 per person. Ages 14 and up

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October 2019

$4.00

Munchkin Science: Spiders

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come and learn about the world of spiders! We will read a book and learn about spider habits and spider species. We will go outside so Munchkins can hunt for live spiders and examine them up close in a bug container. During our final fun experience, Naturalist Ann Strauss will lead the munchkins in completing a take-home bug container. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Monday, September 30. $4.00 per child age 3…

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$2.00

Botanizing: Leaf Biology

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leaves are beautiful in the fall, but do you ever wonder what is actually going on inside them? The “botanizing” series concludes as Naturalist Emily Snyder delves into the biology of leaves and how they work. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, October 4. $2.00 per person. Ages 14 and up

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$2.00

Family Scavenger Hunt

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Families are invited to come and compete in a family scavenger hunt while enjoying a day outdoors in Lancaster County Central Park. Families will be given a list of items by Naturalist Ann Strauss and given an hour to search the Environmental Center surrounding area for the items. The family that has the most items at the end of the hour will be awarded a small prize. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on…

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$3.00

Adult Scavenger Hunt

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Get outdoors with friends and enjoy a fall day in Lancaster County Central Park! Come and meet the challenge of an adult scavenger hunt as you scour the full area of the Environmental Center property hunting for the items on your list. Those participants with the most items at the close of the hour will receive a small prize for their hard work from Naturalist Ann Strauss. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on…

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$4.00

Homeschool Wednesday: Deciduous Trees

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Homeschool science classes continue Wednesday mornings with programs geared for ages 8 through 12. Early fall is a great time to study trees. With Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel, students will learn the characteristics of common deciduous trees. Dress for the weather as we will be outdoors. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Tuesday, October 8. $4.00 per child and $1.00 per adult. Ages 8-12

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$2.00

Reptile Lady: All About Frogs

October 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Reptile Lady: Naturalist Kelsey Frey, as you explore some hoppy amphibians! Explore live frogs from around the world as you study their basic biology and unique features. Small group atmosphere includes time for questions and a photo opportunity. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, October 11. $2.00 per person age 3 and up. Ages 3 and up

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$3.00

Munchkin Science: Scavenger Hunt

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kids can join Naturalist Ann Strauss for a hike as we look for natural items along the way. Kids will enjoy the outdoors and learn something about our natural world. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, October 11. $3.00 per child age 3 and up and $1.00 per adult.Ages 3-5

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