Family Nature Series

Family Nature Series
Learn, Grow and Explore

These programs are open to adults and families with and without children.
Pre-registratioon is required for all programs and each person planning to attend
these programs MUST be individually pre-registered.
All participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian pre-registered to attend with them.


Registration for Winter-Spring programs begins at 8:00 a.m. on:
January 3rd, 2023 for Township Residents
January 10th, 2023 for Non-Residents
Follow the link found in the program title to register for individual programs.

Astronomy I & II

Nights are clear; skies are darker; winter is the perfect time for a close-up look at the night sky through BCAAS telescopes. View the moon, planets and possibly a distant galaxy, star cluster or nebula. Bring your curiosity to this awe-inspiring event.

Session I – #2209
Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Casoosing Meadows Park – State Hill Rd. Parking Lot
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  3+
Registration deadline: January 25

 

Session II – #2210
Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Location:  Casoosing Meadows Park – State Hill Rd. Parking Lot
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  3+
Registration deadline: April 26

 

Winter Glow Walk – #2211

Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m
Location: Shiloh Hills Park – Parking Lot
Cost: FREE
Ages: 5+
Registration deadline: February 1

Let’s glow in the dark as we look and listen for wildlife’s night shift. Eye shine, wildlife tracks and owl calls will be part of the adventure. Glow sticks provided plus we’ll make our own glow sticks too! Be prepared to walk on uneven and snow covered surfaces.

 

Owl Prowl I & II

Join us to listen and look for those mysterious birds of the night on the trails at Shiloh Hills Park. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. Be prepared to walk on extremely uneven and possibly snow covered surfaces in dark conditions.

Session I – #2212
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Shiloh Hills Park Parking Lot
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  4+
Registration deadline: February 15

 

Session II – #2215
Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m
Location:  State Hill Boat Launch
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  4+
Registration deadline: March 15

 

Winter Bird Walk – #2213

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Blue Marsh Lake Day Use Area
Cost: FREE
Ages: 4+
Registration deadline: February 15

Winter is an excellent time to look for birds! The trees are bare and birds are busy looking for food. Join Naturalists Peter and Jane Wolf for a wintry stroll along the beach at Blue Marsh Lake to look for and learn about winter birds. Bring binoculars..

 

 Turtle Tales- #2214

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Township Administration Building
Cost: FREE
Ages: 6+
Registration deadline: February 22

Natalie Marioni, Penn State Extension Educator, loves to talk turtle – do all turtles have shells? Do their shells come off? Where do they live? Where do they go in the winter? How do they come back in the spring? We’ll discuss all this and more as we learn about our slow-moving friends – turtles!

Wee Ones Search for Wildlife Babies Stroll – #2217

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Shiloh Hills Park – Parking Lot
Cost: FREE
Ages: 1+
Registration deadline: March 23

It is springtime and new life is all around. Join us as we look for lively signs of spring and learn about baby animals. We will look for new growth and signs of busy wildlife parents caring for their young. Puppet hunt included.

 

Frog Safari I & II

Join us for an amphibious wildlife safari! We will go in search of the many amphibians found at Blue Marsh Lake Stilling Basin. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and be prepared for extremely muddy/wet conditions and uneven walking surfaces.

Session I – #2218
Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Blue Marsh Stilling Basin
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  3+
Registration deadline: March 29

Session II – #2219
Date: Friday, April 14, 2023
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Blue Marsh Stilling Basin
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  3+
Registration deadline: April 11

 

March of the Salamanders – #2220

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shiloh Hills Park
Cost: FREE
Ages: 4+
Registration deadline: March 29

Spring is here and salamanders and other amphibians are on the march! Join us to find out why amphibians are on the move and where they are going. Come prepared for a muddy expedition to learn about salamanders, frogs and toads. Bring a flashlight.

 

Fishing 101 – Learn How To Fish! – #2216

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Township Administration Building
Cost: FREE
Ages: 6+
Registration deadline: March 15

Start an adventure and come out for this great “learn how to fish” program then be prepared to reel in the fun! Learn the difference between a bobber, a sinker and so much more! This is a wonderful hands-on program that teaches “how-to-fish” basics! Equipment provided..

 

Spring Fling Nature Walk at Nolde Forest State Park – #2221

Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Nolde Forest Environmental Center
Cost: FREE
Ages: 4+
Registration deadline: April 13

Join us at Nolde Forest for a spring fling nature walk. We will hike on forest trails in search of spring’s wildflowers, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, trees and more. Be prepared to walk on extremely uneven surfaces.

 

Spring Bird Walk – #2222

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Union Canal Connector Trail
Cost: FREE
Ages: 4+
Registration deadline: April 26

Join us for a morning stroll along the Union Canal Connector Trail to look for the lively birds of spring. Naturalists Peter and Jane Wolfe will lead this birding adventure. Perfect for beginner and experienced bird watchers. Bring binoculars.

 

 


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