Family Nature Series

Township of Spring

Parks and Recreation Department

Recreation Program COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan

To protect the health and safety of our program participants, staff and instructors, the following guidelines have been developed and will be implemented in all Department programs:

  1. Department staff and instructors will wear a face mask or covering.
  2. Department staff will perform a self-screen before arriving at the program site. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be sent home.
  3. Participant limits as established by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the PA Department of Health will be followed and enforced.
  4. Social distancing will be accommodated and encouraged.
  5. Disposable masks and gloves will be available for participants.
  6. Hand sanitizer will be available for all participants, staff and instructors.
  7. Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette will be encouraged through signage and verbal reminders.
  8. Equipment will be sanitized prior to the start of the program/session and at the end of the program/session by Department staff.
  9. The sharing of equipment and supplies will be discouraged. If sharing is unavoidable, the equipment and supplies will be sanitized by Department staff between users.
  10. Participant supplies will be pre-packaged and sealed in plastic bags and labeled with the participant’s name. Participants will take everything in their bag and anything they create during the program home with them at the end of the day.
  11. Program participants will be required to “check-in” with Department staff upon arrival at the program site.
    1. Program participants will be “screened” by Department Staff:
      i. “No-Touch” temperatures will be taken by Department staff and anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be sent home.
      ii. “COVID-19 Active Screening Questionnaire” will be completed by each participant or parent/legal guardian of participants under the age of 18.
    2. For Youth Programs where only the child is participating, parents are not permitted to exit their car or come into the program area. Department staff will escort the children to and from the “drop off area”.
  12. Participants will be encouraged to stay home if they are not feeling well. The Department will refund registration fees for those who miss a program/session due to illness.

Family Nature Series
Learn, Grow and Explore

These programs are open to adults an families with and without children.
All programs are FREE
Due to COVID-19 regulations, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Each person planning to attend these programs MUST be pre-registered.

Solar Exploration –  #1799
This program has been cancelled

Date:  Saturday, July 11, 2020
Our ever-active sun will be in focus when we explore the explosive world of sunspots and solar flares. Come out to witness solar energy in action with Educator Barb Geigle from BCASS. Sun filters provided. Rain/cloud date: 1 pm, 7/12/20. Due to COVID-19 regulations, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Each person planning to attend these programs MUST be pre-registered.

 

Nature Journaling for Kids – #1797

Date:  Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Time:  7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Cacoosing Meadows Park pavilion
Ages: 4+
Registration deadline:  July 13, 2020

Nature journaling is an artful way to help children learn to see what is around them. It’s a calming activity that teaches science, art, writing, research and observation skills. Join children’s author and educator Annette Garber to discover skillful observation and develop a love for nature. Notebooks provided.  Due to COVID-19 regulations, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Each person planning to attend these programs MUST be pre-registered.  

 

         Wee Ones Discover Summer Nature Walk – #1796

Date:  Friday, July 17, 2020
Time:  7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shiloh Hills Park parking lot
Ages: 3+
Registration deadline:  July 15, 2020
Keep a sharp eye out in this summer time Wildlife Expedition with Naturalist Kathy Grim. Children will search for a variety of wildlife (puppets) that live in local fields and forests. We’ll enjoy Kathy’s humorous wildlife tales and learn interesting wildlife facts. Ages 3+  Due to COVID-19 regulations, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Each person planning to attend these programs MUST be pre-registered.

 

Creek Creature Exploration – #1798

Date:  Thurday, July 23, 2020
Time:  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Cacoosing Meadows Park pavilion
Ages: 4+
Registration deadline:  July 21, 2020

Get into the creek and find out what’s under that rock! Join Berks Conservation District Educator Kent Himelright to learn about and search for creek creatures, examine creek health and explore ways to protect creek creature habitat. Wear water-wading shoes.  Due to COVID-19 regulations, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Each person planning to attend these programs MUST be pre-registered.

 

Picnic with a Park Ranger – #1800

Date:  Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Time:  6:00 pm. – 7:30 p.m.
Location:  West Lawn Park
Registration deadline:  July 27, 2020

Pack a picnic or pick up a pizza and join us for a daring wildlife adventure with Park Ranger, Kathy Grim. Come listen to Kathy’s engaging wildlife tales, examine animal pelts, bones, shells and more. Stay to make a wild about wildlife craft!  Due to COVID-19 regulations, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Each person planning to attend these programs MUST be pre-registered.

 

Moon Walk – Owl Prowl and Nature Walk – #1804

Date:  Friday, July 31, 2020
Time:  8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location:  Squirrel Run Nature Trail
State Hill Boat Launch, Blue Marsh Lake
Registration has closed for this program.

Young owls will be on the move – join Naturalist Kathy Grim to listen and look for the wonderful owls that prowl the night woods. Kathy will also share interesting nature facts and Native American lore in this nearly full moon nature walk. Bring a flashlight.  Due to COVID-19 regulations, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Each person planning to attend these programs MUST be pre-registered.

 

Incredible Insect Investigation – #1801
Date:  Sunday,  August 2, 2020
Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Shiloh Hills Park Environmental Center
Ages:  4+
Registration deadline:  July 30, 2020

Search for and learn about insects and bugs of all sorts (including a spider or two) with entomologist, Robert Hopkins. Come prepared to explore the world of the many multi-legged creatures that live in our backyards, fields and forests. Equipment provided.  Due to COVID-19 regulations, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Each person planning to attend these programs MUST be pre-registered.

 

Family Nature Night at the Movies – Arctic Tale! – #1853

Date:  Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Time:  8:30 p.m.
Location:  West Lawn Park
Ages:  5+

Arctic Tale is an epic adventure that follows Nanu, the polar bear and Seela, the walrus, in their sometimes dangerous escapades growing up in the breathtaking Arctic Circle. From the makers of March of the Penguins.  Due to COVID-19 regulations, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Each person planning to attend these programs MUST be pre-registered.

 

Deeper into the Creek – #1802

Date:  Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time:  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Cacoosing Meadows Park pavilion
Ages:  4+
Registration deadline:  August 4, 2020

Come prepared to get into the creek with the Penn State Berks Master Watershed Stewards! Engaging real-world, hands-on water science – join us to learn how each of us can help protect macroinvertebrates and waterways through this interactive and fun environmental science program.  Due to COVID-19 regulations, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Each person planning to attend these programs MUST be pre-registered.

 

 

Astronomy – come out to see the stars! –  #1803
Date:  Friday, August 21, 2020
Time:  8:00 p.m.
Location:  Shiloh Hills park parking lot
Ages: 5+
Registration deadline:  August 19, 2020

Here’s your opportunity to be out with the moon, planets and stars – plus maybe a galaxy or two! Join the BCAAS at this awe-inspiring astronomy program for a close-up look at the night sky through BCAAS telescopes. Rain/cloud date: 8/22/20.   Due to COVID-19 regulations, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Each person planning to attend these programs MUST be pre-registered.

 

 

 


2850 Windmill Road
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Phone: 610-678-5399
Fax: 610-678-4571

Email: parksandrec@springtwpberks.org
Office Hours
Mon – Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Holidays