Education Programs - August 2017
Beginner and Expert gardeners needed! The Friends of Springton Manor gardening team meets at the butterfly garden regularly to weed and trim. Bring your garden gloves and favorite hand tools and join us as we weed and make new friends! Email FriendsofSMF@gmail.com for questions or to sign up for meeting reminders.
- Wednesday, August 2
- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
- Springton Manor Farm, Butterfly Garden
Registration not required
Magnificent Marshmallows - Full
There’s more to camp cooking than s’mores! Learn some surprisingly easy and delightful campfire desserts made with marshmallows and a few simple ingredients. All supplies are provided - just bring your appetite!
- Friday, August 4
- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Nottingham County Park, Outdoor Classroom
- Limit: 20
Victorian Ice Cream Social
Enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon at The Friends of Springton Manor Farm’s Victorian Ice Cream Social. Enjoy ice cream, play badminton and croquet and make Victorian period crafts. Donations accepted. Last year’s donations helped provide a run-in shed for the baby goats.
- Sunday, August 6
- 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- Springton Manor Farm, Manor House
- Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunset Hike & Campfire
Enjoy the sunset while walking the trails of Springton, then gather around the campfire for s’mores and conversation. Please BYOS - bring your own s’mores! Dress appropriately for a moderate 2-3 mile hike.
Old Fiddlers' PicnicSaturday, August 12
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hibernia County Park
2nd Saturday of Every Month
Paws On the Path
Parks are for dogs too. Take a ranger-led hike with your dog to get a little exercise and socialization. A great way to meet other dogs and dog people. Dogs must keep their humans on a leash. Please bring a clean up bag (or two) and water for dog and human - no water is available at Wolf's Hollow. Hikes will alternate each month between Nottingham and Wolf's Hollow County Parks.
- Saturday, August 12
- Meet at 9:00 AM; Hike begins at 9:10 AM
- Wolf's Hollow County Park, Parking Lot off Schoff Road
Registration not required
Invasion of the Rusty Crayfish
The French Creek has been overrun by the invasive “Rusty Crayfish”, moving upstream from the Schuylkill River. The Rusty Crayfish is larger, more aggressive and can eat twice as much as a native crayfish. Help catch crayfish, identify the native and non-native species, and protect our valued aquatic habitat. Program also offered September 10.
Who's Awake Family Night Hike
Come experience Black Rock Sanctuary at night! Take a moderate, guided night walk to experience Black Rock’s “dark side” - bring a flashlight!
Chester County Food Bank Veggie Tour
Ages 3+. Do you know the six parts of a vegetable and their functions? Take a tour of Springton Manor's demonstration garden and high tunnels to taste what’s in season.
Furnace Region During the Revolutionary WarPart of Chester County’s Town Tours & Village Walks
Following the stormy retreat from the Battle of the Clouds to Yellow Springs, the Continental Army marched to Warwick and Reading Furnaces. With roads almost impassable, the supply train traveled on today’s Route 23 with a brief stop in East Vincent Township before reaching Chester County’s vital iron furnace region. Learn about this encampment, Chester County’s iron furnace region, and French & Pickering Creeks Trust’s plans to preserve and interpret historic Warwick Furnace.
- Thursday, August 17
- Lecture: 5:30 PM
- Self-Guided Tour: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
- Warwick County Park, Pavilion #3
Chesco Litter Pick Up Competition
Park Rangers will referee as teams compete to pick up the most litter and win the coveted litter trophy. This is a great opportunity to enjoy an evening of outdoor competition where everyone actually wins - especially the park! Teams may collect litter by foot or kayak/canoe. The competition concludes with an award ceremony and barbecue.
"No Light" Night HikeAges 12+. Take an adventurous, guided night walk to experience Warwick’s “dark side”. Program geared toward adults. Flashlights not permitted.
- Sundays, May 28 - September 3
- 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Hibernia County Park
- Registration not required