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 and 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 individually pre-registered.
All children under 18 must have a parent or guardian pre-registered to attend with them.


 

Winter Bird Watch Ramble – #1929

Date:  Saturday, January 30, 2021
Time:  9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location:  Union Canal Connector Trail, Swiftwater Lane, Leesport, PA
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  4+

This program has reached the COVID-19 capacity.

Winter is an excellent time to look for birds! There are no leaves on the trees and birds are busy looking for food. Join Naturalist Katrina Knight for a walk along the beautiful Union Canal Connector Trail to look for and learn about winter birds.  Snow date: 2/6/21.

 

Winter Astronomy – #1930

Date:  Friday, February 5, 2021
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m..
Location:  Cacoosing Meadows Park – State Hill Rd. parking lot
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  4+
This program has reached the COVID-19 capacity.

Nights are clearer; skies are darker; winter is the perfect time for viewing the planets, stars and possibly a distant galaxy or star cluster. Bring friends, family and your curiosity and join the BCAAS to view the night sky through their telescopes. Rain/cloud date: 2/6/21.

 

Owl Prowl at Blue Marsh Lake

HOO, HOO, WHO’s that calling? Join us to listen and look for those mysterious birds of the night on Squirrel Run Nature Trail at Blue Marsh Lake. Two dates to choose to from – register early. Bring a flashlight or headlamp.

Session #1 – #1931
Date:  Friday, February 12, 2021
Time:  6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Ages:  4+
This program has reached the COVID-19 capacity.

 

Session #2 – #1932

Date:  Friday, February 19, 2021 – Postponed
Date Change:  Sunday, February 28, 2021
Time:  6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Ages:  4+
This program has reached the COVID-19 capacity.

 

Discover Winter Nature Walk – #1933

This program has been cancelled
Date:  Saturday, February 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Shiloh Hills Park – Parking Lot
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  1+
What do animals do in the winter? Come find out in this Winter Wildlife Expedition with Naturalist Kathy Grim. Children will search for the variety of wildlife (puppets) that enjoys winter and we will keep a sharp eye out for wildlife tracks in the snow!

 

Spring Peepers and Frog Safari

Join us for an amphibious wildlife safari! Naturalist Kathy Grim will lead us in search of the many amphibians found at Blue Marsh Lake Stilling Basin. Dress for a very muddy adventure and bring a flashlight. Two dates to choose from! Registration deadlines – Program # 1934: 4/7/21; Program # 1935 : 7/14/21.

Session #1 – #1934
Date:  Friday, April 9, 2021
Time:  7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Ages: 3+
This program has reached the COVID-19 capacity

 

Session #2 – #1935
Date:  Friday, April 16, 2021
Time:  7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Ages: 3+
Registration deadline: April 14, 2021

Bird Watch Ramble – #1936

Date:  Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Union Canal Connector Trail, Swiftwater Lane, Leesport, PA
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  4+
Registration deadline:  April 14, 2021

Welcome spring with a morning stroll along the Union Canal Connector Trail to look for the lively and interesting birds that stay for a season or are just passing through. Naturalist Katrina Knight will lead us on this birding adventure. Perfect for beginner and experienced bird watchers. Bring binoculars.

 

Wee Ones Discover Spring Nature Walk – #1937

Date:  Thursday, May 6, 2021
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shiloh Hills Park – Parking Lot
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  1+
Registration deadline:  May 4, 2021

Keep a sharp eye out in this early autumn 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.


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