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.

Wings Over Blue Marsh Lake – #2153

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: State Hill Boat Launch Overlook, 530 Brownsville Rd., Sinking Spring
Cost: FREE
Ages: 4+
Registration deadline: September 16, 2022


Spend and inspiring morning with Naturalists Peter and Jane Wolfe as we watch the hawks, falcons and eagles that soar over Blue Marsh Lake’s scenic overlook. Learn interesting facts about raptors and their travels as they soar by our lofty lookout. Bring binoculars.


Wee Ones Discover Fall – #2168

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Shiloh Hills Park – Parking lot
Cost: FREE
Ages: 1+
Registration deadline: September 21, 2022

Leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping and wildlife is busy getting ready for long winter months, but how? Naturalist Kathy Grim will lead children on a search for a variety of wildlife (puppets) then describe and discuss how wildlife survives winter.



Two opportunities to be out with the moon, planets, stars and possibly a galaxy or two! Join the Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society at this awe-inspiring astronomy program for a close-up look at the night sky through BCAAS telescopes.
Location: Cacoosing Meadows Park State Hill Road, Parking Lot

Session 1 – #2169
Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: September 28, 2022


Session 2 – #2170

Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Registration deadline: November 2, 2022

Leaf Safari – #2171

Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Shiloh Hills Park – Parking Lot
Cost: FREE
Ages: 4+
Registration deadline: October 24, 2022

A fun opportunity to explore science, nature, leaves, trees and art in an adventurous Leaf Safari! Learn leaf ID basics, examine bark patterns and discover the importance of trees. We will collect colorful leaves to make a fall craft or two. Leaf ID handout and all materials provided.


Nature Walk at Nolde Forest – #2172

Date: Sunday, November 6, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Nolde Forest, 2910 New Holland Road, Shillington
Cost: FREE
Ages: 5+
Registration deadline: November 2, 2022

Join Naturalist Kathy Grim and Nolde Forest Park Rangers on the trails at Nolde Forest to explore the changes and beautiful colors of fall. Walk through Nolde Mansion and learn about its history at the Open House. Be prepared to walk on uneven surfaces.


Night Walk Exploration – #2173

Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Shiloh Hills Park – Parking Lot
Cost: FREE
Ages: 5+
Registration deadline: November 9, 2022

Join us for this fascinating night exploration. We will learn to use our night vision – how it works and how we see in the dark. If the sky is clear, we’ll learn to locate easy to find stars and constellations. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to walk on uneven surfaces.


Wildlife Winter Naps – #2174

Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Shiloh Hills Park – Parking Lot
Cost: FREE
Ages: 3+
Registration deadline: November 10, 2022

Stroll the trail and learn about the animal adventures of late fall. We will explore what animals do to prepare for cold winter months and food shortages. Children will learn about hibernation, winter torpor and which animal is famous for it.


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

Office Hours
Mon. –  Fri. 8:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Holidays