Family Nature Series

These programs are open to adults and families with and without children. Pre-registration 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.

If you have registered for a program and need to cancel, please phone or email the Parks and Recreation Office as soon as possible so we can fill your spot. Thank you.

Choose one of these opportunities to get into the creek and find what may be lurking under those rocks! Join Educator Kent Himelright of the Berks County Conservation District to learn about and search for macroinvertebrate creek creatures and explore ways to protect creek habitat. Wear water-wading shoes.

  • Date: Thursday, July 18
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Cacoosing Meadows Park
  • Cost: FREE
  • Ages: 3+
  • Register by July 15
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Discover the wildlife of twilight! Join Naturalist Kathy Grim to learn about the animals that inhabit evening hours and what makes them so unique! Explore how many crepuscular animals we can find! Be prepared to walk on uneven trail surfaces in dark conditions. Bring a flashlight.

  • Date: Friday, July 12 Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Shiloh Hills Park
  • Cost: FREE
  • Ages: 4+
  • Register by July 10
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Join children’s author Annette Garber for a storytime adventure in nature. Annette will read her delightful story, Carry – an insightful tale that invites children to care for the earth and learn the power of working together. Fun craft and the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Carry!

  • Date: Tuesday, July 23 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Cacoosing Meadows Park
  • Cost: FREE
  • Ages: 3+
  • Register by July 19
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Evening is its own special time – but why? Join Naturalist Kathy Grim as she discusses wildlife at twilight. Children will join in the search for the unique animals (wildlife puppets) that are best seen at twilight. Be prepared to walk on uneven surfaces. Strollers for little walkers are welcome.

  • Date: Friday, July 26 Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Shiloh Hills Park – Parking Lot
  • Cost: FREE
  • Ages: 1+
  • Register by July 24
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This is your child’s opportunity to connect with and explore nature – join Naturalist Kathy Grim to investigate many wildlife mysteries. We’ll hunt for creature clues, examine flora and fauna, increase observation skills and learn to be a nature detective!

  • Date: Saturday, July 27 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Shiloh Hills Park
  • Cost: FREE
  • Ages: 5+
  • Register by July 25
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All animals need food, water, shelter and space – but what does that mean? Join Naturalist Kathy Grim for this fun and fascinating interactive program to explore habitat. We’ll go on a habitat hunt and we’ll learn about clever wildlife survival adaptations in the environment. Craft included.

  • Date: Thursday, August 1 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Cacoosing Meadows Park
  • Cost: FREE
  • Ages: 4+
  • Register by July 30
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Do dinosaurs still exist today? Come out to discover what happened to the dinosaurs and learn about one of the dinosaur’s closest living relatives – birds! We’ll examine owl pellets and more in this interactive and fun dinosaur and bird exploration program with Naturalist Kathy Grim. Craft included.

  • Date: Saturday, August 3 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Shiloh Hills Park
  • Cost: FREE
  • Ages: 5+
  • Register by August 1
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It’s a worm’s life and where would we be without these wonderful wigglers? We’ll uncover important worm facts, make worm art and learn to look at worms in a whole new way! Naturalist Kathy Grim will lead us to discover the wild world of worms. Mud may be involved. Craft included.

  • Date: Tuesday, August 6 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Cacoosing Meadows Park
  • Cost: FREE
  • Ages: 4+
  • Register by August 5
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Bat populations are rapidly declining. What does that mean for us and how can you help? Join Stephanie Stronsick, PA Bat Rescue, for this vital and informative program about our favorite flying mammals. Weather permitting, experience the thrill of seeing newly rehabilitated bats released into the night sky!

  • Date: Thursday, August 15 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Shiloh Hills Park Environmental Center Pavilion
  • Cost: FREE
  • Ages: 4+
  • Register by August 13
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Parks and Recreation Department

(610) 678-5399