eBird Fall Bird Walk

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

New to birding? eBird is a great reason to start! Join Naturalist Emily Broich as we learn how our everyday backyard bird sightings can contribute to conservation efforts with the online program eBird. We will learn how to make a checklist on eBird and how that helps scientists understand bird populations. We will take a […]

$2.00

Cub Scout Hike: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

Though “Fur, Feathers, and Ferns” is a Bear Adventure, other Cub Scout levels are welcome to hike in the woods and visit the nature center. On the hike with Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel, we will look for signs of animal activity, observe wildlife we discover, and collect plants for examination under magnification. Bear Scouts will […]

$2.00

Leaf Print T-Shirts

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

Saturday, September 10            10:00 – 11:00 AM &   11:15 AM – 12:15 PM                Environmental Center Make a leaf print T-shirt before the leaves fall! Join Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez in the Environmental Center classroom for an educational crafting morning. You will learn about leaves […]

$2.00

Water Olympics

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

Kids can celebrate the heat of the summer with an afternoon at Lancaster County Central Park playing water games with Naturalist Ann Strauss.  Relays, group challenges, and crazy games of tag will all be played with water, so come prepared to get wet and have tons of fun! This program is geared for ages 6 […]

$3.00

Hunt, Gather, and Cook Insects

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

Join Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez for a morning of hunting and gathering insects. We will find them in the stream, woods and the meadows. We will catch only the edible ones to be cooked and eaten for lunch. Participants will have to sign a liability waiver. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an […]

$3.00

August Full Moon Hike

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

Join Naturalist, Lisa J. Sanchez for a walk under a full moon to experience the sights and sounds of the woods at night. Explore your senses during nighttime with the help of the natural world around us. All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call (717) 295-2055 to register by noon on […]

$1.00

Frog Dissection

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

Learn about bullfrog habitat and adaptations for survival with Naturalist Ann Strauss. Begin by examining the outside features of a preserved frog before exploring the internal features and organs through dissection.  Participants will become familiar with dissection scopes as a method for examining frog organs. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please […]

$8.00

Family Friday: Bugs and Slugs!

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

This nature walk will focus on the insects, bugs, and slugs of Lancaster County Central Park. Follow Naturalist Kelsey Frey to search for fascinating tiny, creatures right under our noses! This program is geared towards school-aged children, but all are welcome. Please call (717) 295-2055 to register by noon on Thursday, August 11.

$2.00

Water Olympics

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

Kids can celebrate the heat of the summer with an afternoon at Lancaster County Central Park playing water games with Naturalist Ann Strauss.  Relays, group challenges, and crazy games of tag will all be played with water, so come prepared to get wet and have tons of fun! This program is geared for ages 6 […]

$3.00

En Plein Air

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

A park is a perfect place to explore impressionist art! After a brief introduction to Impressionism from Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel, we will create color wheels and become artists as we assemble a puzzle painting. Then, 'en plain air,' each person may create their own work of art in oil pastels. Dress for the outdoors […]

$3.00

Family Stream Investigation

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

Cool off by getting your feet wet as we search for and study stream creatures with Naturalist Kelsey Frey!  Learn about insect and amphibian life cycles and habitat needs.  Participants must wear closed-toed shoes that can get wet and stay securely on feet, such as old sneakers, water shoes, or rain boots. All ages; parents […]

$1.00

Outdoor Survival Skills  

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

You’ve followed all the survival shows, but do you really have what it takes to spend a night outdoors? Join Naturalist Christina Schwindinger to hone and improve your survival skills. Try your hand at shelter building, fire starting and (if you’re brave enough) tasting some wild edibles. Please bring a bottle of water and nut-free […]

$5.00

Summer GPS Tic-tac-toe in Central Park

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

Combine geocaching with a popular game! Participants will receive a tic-tac-toe card with a mixture of geocaches to locate. Can you be the first to find 3 geocaches in a row for tic-tac-toe? Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will provide instruction on the use of our handheld GPS units prior to searching for geocaches. Dress for […]

$2.50

Learning to Draw from Nature: A Study of Spring Blossoms

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

Join Naturalist Christina Schwindinger for an interactive workshop series geared toward beginning artists who have an interest in improving their artistic abilities. Sketchbooks are available for a fee, but orders must be placed at least 1 week in advance. If time and weather permit the workshop will conclude with a short nature walk and participants […]

$3.00

Chocolatology & Candle Crafting for Valentine’s Day

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA

Chocolate is one of nature's delicious gifts, and making chocolate is a science. Join Naturalist Onnolee Jansen for a taste of chocolate, and try your hand at crafting a natural bees’ wax candle for yourself or your Valentine. This program will start with the science and chemistry of chocolate. We will look at the process […]

$8.00
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