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Day-Off Camp: Rock On!

When schools are closed, we’re open! Bring your kids to the Schuylkill Center for a day of fun and exploration. Become a junior geologist as we break out the hammers and chisels to examine rocks and minerals up close. Learn...
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Winterfest for Wildlife

To celebrate the reopening of our Wildlife Clinic, it’s a day of wildlife-themed fun at our Visitor Center, including crafts, animal face painting, nature walks, a bake sale and a raffle for the clinic. Learn about caring for wildlife from...
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Summer Nature Photography Class

Celebrate Father’s Day with Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) at Bartram’s Garden to learn the basics of nature photography! Instructor Joshua Lee Mallory of Noise Soul Cinema will cover shot composition, lighting, auto focus, and pro-tips for editing photos through your phone or camera. Attendees will capture photos of...
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Union Baptist Community Orchard Planting

Help plant a brand new POP orchard at Union Baptist Church!  In addition to planting diverse fruit trees and berry bushes, we’ll be spreading a mountain of mulch and compost in preparation for new food forest plantings.
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Earth Day Work Day at the Hort Center Orchard

Celebrate Earth Day at POP’s food forest orchard at Fairmount Park’s Horticultural Center. Volunteers will help mulch and tend to the orchard, and POP will lead tours and have some of our favorite orchard trees, shrubs, and herbs for sale...
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Winter Bird Census

Become a citizen scientist in one of the Schuylkill Center’s longest-running programs- counting winter birds. Beginners pair up with experienced birders to find nuthatches, chickadees, red-tailed hawks, even the occasional bald eagle. Warm drinks and donuts provided while we share...
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INUKSUIT, at Schuylkill Banks Park

Orchestra 2001 presents this free outdoor concert featuring music by Composer/Conservationist John Luther Adams, made possible by a “New Audiences/New Places” grant from the William Penn Foundation. Bring a folding chair or stroll among the musicians during the performance. Described by...
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