Education Programs - October 2016



SPECIAL EVENT
NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY FAIR & COLOR RUN





WHAT MAKES TICKS TICK?


Lyme disease is present throughout the Commonwealth. Learn prevention tips; how to choose a repellent; signs/symptoms of Lyme, and what to do if you are bitten by a deer tick. Lyme disease book, tick lifter and tick identification card included.  

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WEEDING WEDNESDAY


Would you like to garden while meeting others who enjoy digging in the dirt? Help the Friends of Springton Manor Farm maintain the gardens around the Manor House. Please bring garden gloves and your favorite hand weeding tool.  

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  • Wednesday, October 5
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PM
  • Springton Manor Farm Butterfly Garden
  • No registration required


PAWS ON THE PATH


Parks are for dogs too! Bring your dog on a ranger-led hike to get a little exercise and socialization. Dogs must keep their humans on a leash at all times. Please bring a clean up bag and water for all hikers - dog and human – no water is available at Wolf’s Hollow. Don’t have a dog? You’re welcome to come get some exercise too!  

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COVENTRY FORGE & LADY GRACE


Built in 1717, Coventry Forge was Chester County’s first iron forge. Take a hike to learn about the County’s early iron industry and Lady Grace. Discover facts about the hard luck Sowbelly railroad of the 1880’s and the habitat that replaces it today.  

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  • Sunday, October 9
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
  • Warwick County Park; Coventryville Road Access - 3461 Coventryville Road

TOTS ON THE TRAIL


For Ages 5 & Under.  Take “little” steps or stroll down the trail to MacPherson Lake. Discover the park through the eyes of a child as we visit and learn about some of our resident critters in their natural environment. Then hike back to the playground for continued fun. Hey kids, don’t forget to invite your folks or grandparents! Strollers welcome.  

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SPECIAL EVENT
HIBERNIA NATIVE AMERICAN HARVEST FESTIVAL





PUT THE ANIMALS TO BED


For Ages 3+.   Help Farmer Jim with the evening routine of feeding and caring for the animals. Brushing and grooming will help prepare them for a good night’s sleep. Where do the barn cats spend the night? Donations of old towels and blankets welcome. Program also offered November 9.  

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A GREAT AUTUMN EVENING


Fall is upon us! With grace and beauty, another summer draws to a close, bringing fall colors to our trees. Enjoy a short hike along the scenic Brandywine Creek, then some hot apple cider in the Annex of the Hibernia Mansion by a wood stove fire.  

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WARWICK HAYRIDE & BONFIRE


See Warwick’s fall colors on a seasonal hayride. Then sit around the bonfire visiting with David Stephens, a northern Chester County collier, as he provides a fascinating history of Northern Chester County in 1815. Refreshments provided. Program also offered October 28.  

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INTO THE WOODS


For Ages 9+.  In the fall, many trees prepare for a tree “hibernation.” Talk about this process and look at the trees that “stay awake” all year. Look for a variety of fallen leaves of different colors, learn leaf shapes and play leaf bingo. 

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HIBERNIA HAYRIDE & BONFIRE


Bring the kids or a date on a relaxing hayride. While riding in the crisp autumn weather, hear and see what creatures come out to play at Hibernia after dark. Stop at a bonfire to keep warm with hot cider or chocolate and enjoy some spiced wafers.  

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WARWICK HAYRIDE & BONFIRE


See Warwick’s fall colors on a seasonal hayride. Then sit around the bonfire visiting with David Stephens, a northern Chester County collier, as he provides a fascinating history of Northern Chester County in 1815. 

Register for program