Education Programs - September 2016



Resolution Hike - 1st Saturday of the Month 

  
This year we resolved to get more people hiking in the parks. Bring a friend to enjoy a moderate and social hike. Intensity and route may be influenced by hikers’ interests.  



HIBERNIA MANSION TOUR


See the 19th century Ironmaster’s home on the last regularly scheduled tour of the season. Hibernia Mansion, as you see it today, reflects the changes of lifestyle and social status of its various owners for over 200 years. Long the home of Ironmasters, it expanded with their increased prosperity.  

No registration required


        
  • Sunday, September 4
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Hibernia Mansion, Hibernia County Park
  • Fee: $3/ per person at the door



WILDFIRE PREVENTION & SAFETY

Learn how you can help prevent forest fires. This program includes lessons on campfire safety, dangerous weather conditions, and how to respond to a wildfire. Come out and make Smokey proud.  



  • Sunday, September 4
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Warwick County Park Office



WEEDING WEDNESDAY

Would you like to garden while meeting others who enjoy digging in the dirt? Help the Friends of Springton maintain the gardens around the Manor House. Please bring garden gloves and your favorite hand weeding tool. We will also be weeding on October 5.  

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. Don’t have a dog? You’re welcome to come get some exercise too! 
        



HOWL ABOUT THE EASTERN COYOTE


Learn about the Eastern Coyote, a fascinating and controversial new addition to Pennsylvania’s wildlife. After an interactive presentation, take a hike to learn how to track coyote and identify their habitat.   




BYE-BYE BUTTERFLY


For Ages 9+.  What happens to butterflies in the winter? Different species have very different ways of handling winter. Look at monarchs, meadow fritillaries, cabbage whites and sulfurs to find out how they live. Play a game that demonstrates how hard it is for a butterfly to survive from egg to adult.  
       

HARVEST MOON HIKE


See Nottingham County Park in a completely new light! On a moderate hike from the park office to the West fields, learn about the moon and stars. Bring binoculars to find the autumn constellations.  
        


OH, DEER AT WOLF’S HOLLOW


For Ages 9+.  What is it like to be a deer? What do they eat? How do they communicate? Where do they go at night? Who are their predators? Learn about their habitat needs and look for tracks, scat and buck rubs. Examine artifacts like antlers, bones and hide. Play White-Tail Deer games. Program also offered September 18 at Nottingham County Park. 
        



OH, DEER AT NOTTINGHAM


For Ages 9+.  What is it like to be a deer? What do they eat? How do they communicate? Where do they go at night? Who are their predators? Learn about their habitat needs and look for tracks, scat and buck rubs. Examine artifacts like antlers, bones and hide. Play White-Tail Deer games.  
        

SUNSET HIKE & CAMPFIRE


Enjoy a sunset hike at Springton Manor Farm. Afterwards, experience a relaxing evening around a campfire. Please BYOS -  bring your own s’mores! Dress appropriately to go on a moderate 2-3 mile hike.  

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Special Event 
Mansion Murder Mystery





FALL PLANT SWAP


Bring a friend and trowel to this free community event and join other gardeners in exchanging plants, seeds, stories and information. Plenty of  books, photos and experience will be on hand. Even if you have nothing to share, come get ideas. Selling is not permitted, but private nurseries are otherwise welcome.  

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Special Event 
Community Day




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