Education Programs - March 2018


The Horseshoe Trail & Long Distance Hiking


The Horse-Shoe Trail, a 140-mile long distance trail, passes through Warwick County Park on its way from Valley Forge to the Appalachian Trail (AT). Pennsylvania also hosts several other long distance trails within a day’s drive. Join an AT thru-hiker to learn more about long distance trails and how to prepare to hike them.  



Birding on the Schuylkill River Trail


Schuylkill River Trail has some of the best birding opportunities in Chester County. Hike a section of the trail and visit our favorite birding spots along the way. Expect to see waterfowl, songbirds and raptors while helping us add new species to our database. Hike is open to birders of all skill levels. Binoculars are encouraged.  


Maple Sugaring

Spring must be around the corner. As the weather begins to warm, the maple tree sap begins to flow. Learn how a maple tree is tapped and how the sap is boiled to make real maple syrup. Program also offered March 24 at Wolf’s Hollow County Park.  

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Beautiful Birds & Egg-Siting Eggs! - Two Sessions

For Ages 3+.  Spring is coming - time to get ready for the birds! Learn about bird eggs and try your hand at natural egg dying. Centuries before chemical dyes were invented, our ancestors depended on nature to supply them with beautiful colors. Dye an egg orange using onion skins or pink with cherries. All supplies provided. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. 

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Maple Sugaring

Spring must be around the corner. As the weather begins to warm, the maple tree sap begins to flow. Learn how a maple tree is tapped and how the sap is boiled to make real maple syrup. 


Put the Animals to Bed

For Ages 3+.  When late afternoon spreads over Springton Manor Farm, it’s time to get the animals ready for bed. Help with the evening routine of feeding and caring for our residents as they settle in for the night.  Program also offered Wednesday, April 18.


First Peep of Spring

Listen for frogs and toads to produce a variety of distinctive sounds like whistles and “spring serenades”. Learn to identify different frogs by their calls. How and why do they call so much this time of year? Please wear tromping boots or old shoes as we follow the calls to their wet hiding places.  

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