Linn Conservancy’s Fall 23′ Nature Programs Fun for All Ages

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Explore the Natural World with the Linn Conservancy This Fall

This fall, families and individuals of all ages can experience the natural world in many fun-filled ways through the Linn Conservancy’s Nature Programs.

These programs are designed to provide fun for all ages while educating even the youngest and oldest on the wonders of our local, natural world. Please see the schedule below for all of our upcoming Fall ’23 Nature Programs.

Register for each event by clicking the registration link below the event description.

For more information, please email [email protected] or call 570-524-2959.

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Sunset Paddle and Pints 

Friday, September 8th, 2023

4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

(Members Only)

Location: Milton State Park Boat Launch to the Lewisburg Boat Launch at the end of St. George’s Street, followed by Pints at the Lewisburg Hotel

Join the community of Linn Conservancy members for a beautiful paddle down the Susquehanna River from Milton State Park to Lewisburg followed by a cold pint at the Lewisburg Hotel. Bring your own registered boat and gear, OR contact Adventure Coordinator, Becky Stugart for more information about boat/gear rentals and fees.  Please note ALL participants will be required to wear properly-fitted life jackets while on the water and life jackets will be checked prior to launch. Event is rain or shine, except for thunder and lightning storms. Participants will be notified at least two hours ahead of time for cancellations.

This is a free event for our members.  All ages welcome.  Parent(s) required to accompany children.  Registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.  

 

ex-STREAM Saturdays – OWL See You at the Museum

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome)

Location: Lewisburg Children’s Museum, 815 Market Street, Suite 14, Lewisburg, PA

Guest Host: Becky Stugart, Adventure Coordinator, Linn Conservancy

Learn about owls through an introduction to owl adaptations, bird calls, and more.  Craft and story time included. 

This event is in coordination with the Lewisburg Children’s Museum.  Parent(s) required to accompany children. Registration is required.  Please register for this program with the Lewisburg Children’s Museum by clicking here

 

Poetry in Nature

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

(Nature’s Explorer Program – Ages 4-10 and Their Families)

Location: Dale-Engle-Walker Property, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, PA

Guest Host: Katie Hays, Assistant Professor of English, Bucknell University

Express yourself through poetry in nature. 

This event is in coordination with the Lewisburg Children’s Museum, Bucknell University Humanities Center, and the Union County Historical Society. Parent(s) required to accompany children. Registration is required.  Please register for this program with the Lewisburg Children’s Museum by clicking here.  

 

Flower / Plant Pressing

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome)

Location: Koon’s Trail, North 4th Street, Mifflinburg, PA

Introduction to Pennsylvania’s wildflowers and plants while learning how to use field guides and press and save specimens for the future.

Parent(s) required to accompany children.  Registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.  

 

Explore the Night Sky – Rescheduled

Thursday, September 14th, 2023

Rain Date September 20th

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

(Naturalist Program – Ages 18+)

Location: Bucknell Observatory, 840 Fraternity Road, Lewisburg, PA

Observe and identify stars and constellations and take a tour of the Bucknell Observatory.

Registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration

 

Foraging Workshop

Saturday, September 16th, 2023

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

(Naturalist Program – Ages 18+)

Location: Glacier Pools Preserve, 757 Pine Road, Hughesville, PA

Guest Hosts: Dr. Michael Gross, Property Owner, and Sara Street, Manager of Rider Park

Enjoy seeking and finding native mushrooms and plant species with our experts while learning about amphibians, indicator species, geology and vernal pools on this guided hike. 

Registration is required.  Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.  

 

Guided Bike Ride and Wildflower Meadow Tour – Rescheduled

Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

4:30 PM – 6:30PM

(Living Landscape Program – Ages 18+ Children Welcome Accompanied by Adult)

Starting Location: If you would like to bike 4-5 miles, meet at the Vicksburg Trail Lot, or if you prefer to drive, plan to meet at Harry Haney Park.  End point: Koon’s Trail, North 4th Street, Mifflinburg, PA

Explore the environment and history of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail and enjoy a tour of the Koon’s Trail Wildflower Meadow.  

This event is in coordination with our affiliate, Buffalo Creek Watershed Alliance (BCWA), Bucknell University Humanities Center, and the Union County Historical Society.  This is a free event though registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.

 

ex-STREAM Saturdays – Stream Ecology

Saturday, September 30th, 2023

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome)

Location: Koon’s Trail, North 4th Street, Mifflinburg, PA

Guest Hosts: Sadie Borger, Greg Bonsall, and Savannah Rhoads of the Union County Conservation District;  Lynn Fiedler, Lewisburg Children’s Museum; Stacie Gasteiger, National Geographic Educator; Becky Stugart, Adventure Coordinator, Linn Conservancy; and a team of students from Bucknell University

Learn about an aquatic ecosystem through hands-on learning and investigate underwater critters including fish, crawfish and macroinvertebrates. 

This event is in coordination with the Lewisburg Children’s Museum.  Parent(s) required to accompany children. Registration is required.  Please register for this program with the Lewisburg Children’s Museum by clicking here

 

Community Fossil Dig

Saturday, September 30th, 2023

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome)

Location: Spring Township Shale Pit, T574, Beaver Springs, PA 

Discover and collect fossils from a quarry containing a rich trove of ancient life and learn about the natural history of our region.  You can expect to find 390 million-year-old marine fossils. The most abundant are brachiopods and crinoids. Trilobites, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, corals, and bryozoans are not as common, but have been found here.

This event is in coordination with the Geology professors and students from Bucknell University as well as colleagues from Lycoming College and the PA State Geological Survey.  Parent(s) required to accompany children. This is a free event and registration is not required but encouraged to ensure that we have enough supplies for you and your party. Register at linnconservancy.org/registration.

 

Owl Prowl -Rescheduled

Tuesday, October 3rd 2023

6:00 PM -8:00 PM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome)

Location: Dale-Engle-Walker Property, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, PA

An introduction to Pennsylvania owls and their unique calls followed by a hike along the Dale’s Ridge Trail where we hope to see and communicate with local owls.  

Parent(s) required to accompany children. Registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.  

 

Pumpkin Decorating at the Lewisburg Fall Festival

Saturday, October 7th, 2023

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome)

Location: Hufnagle Park, Lewisburg, PA

Come decorate a pumpkin and meet the staff and volunteers of the Linn Conservancy while learning about our mission and how you can help us create an impact.  

This is a free event and registration is not required, but encouraged to ensure that we have enough supplies for you and your party. Register at linnconservancy.org/registration

 

Family Pumpkin Carving 

Friday, October 13th, 2023

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

(Members Only)

Location: East Buffalo Township Building Community Room, 589 Fairground Road, Lewisburg, PA

Join the community of Linn Conservancy members for a fun evening of pumpkin carving. Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided but please feel free to bring your own. 

This is a free event for our members.  All ages welcome.  Parent(s) required to accompany children.  Registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.  

 

Fall Foliage Hike and Bird Watching

Saturday, October 14th, 2023

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome)

Location: Glacier Pools Preserve, 757 Pine Road, Hughesville, PA

Guest Hosts: Dr. Michael Gross, Property Owner, Ellen Chamberlain, Professor of Geology at Bucknell University

Check out the spectacular display of changing colors in this guided fall foliage hike. Discover why leaves change colors and identify some PA trees and migrating birds while exploring the local geology including vernal pools.  

Registration is required.  Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.

 

Histories and Mysteries

Saturday, October 14th, 2023

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

(Nature’s Explorer Program – Ages 4-10 and Their Families)

Location: Dale-Engle-Walker Property, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, PA

Guest Host: Claire Campbell, Assistant Professor of History, Bucknell University

Discover the history and mysteries of the Dale-Engle-Walker Homestead. 

This event is in coordination with the Lewisburg Children’s Museum, Bucknell University Humanities Center, and the Union County Historical Society. Parent(s) required to accompany children. Registration is required.  Please register for this program with the Lewisburg Children’s Museum by clicking here.  

 

Creatures of the Night

Saturday, October 14th, 2023

5:00-6:30 PM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome)

Location: Dale-Engle-Walker Property, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, PA

Introduction to Pennsylvania’s creepy crawlers and nocturnal wildlife with a fun Halloween twist.  

Parent(s) required to accompany children. Registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.  

 

Bird Adaptations

Tuesday, October 17th, 2023

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome) 

Location: Turtle Creek Park, Supplee Mill Road, Lewisburg, PA

Discover the physical and behavioral adaptations of birds through interactive activities including Feed the Bill and the Great Migration. 

Parent(s) required to accompany children.  Registration required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration

 

Wonders of Wetlands

Saturday, October 21st, 2023

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Rain Date Tuesday, October 24th from 4:30 PM – 6:30PM

(Living Landscapes Program – Ages 18+, Children Welcome Accompanied by Adult)

Location: Montandon Marsh, 1550 St. Rt. 45, Milton, PA 17847

Explore the geology of an ancient river valley and its vibrant wetland ecosystem as well as fascinating historical artifacts of an old canal system.  

This event is in coordination with our affiliate, Buffalo Creek Watershed Alliance (BCWA), Bucknell University Humanities Center, and the Union County Historical Society.  This is a free event though registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration

 

Introduction to Canning/Preserving

Saturday, October 21st, 2023

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

(Naturalist Program – Ages 18+)

Location: Community Room, East Buffalo Township Building, 589 Fairground Rd., Lewisburg, PA

Guest Hosts: Barbara Seats

Learn the basics of canning while preserving a sweet seasonal treat.  Recipe, ingredients and canning materials provided.  

Registration is required.  Maximum capacity of eight participants. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.  

 

Pumpkin Decorating at the Market Street Mask-A-Rade

Saturday, October 28th, 2023

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome)

Location: Market Street, Lewisburg, PA

Come decorate a pumpkin and meet the staff and volunteers of the Linn Conservancy while learning about our mission and how you can help us create an impact.  

This is a free event and registration is not required, but encouraged to ensure that we have enough supplies for you and your party. Register at linnconservancy.org/registration

 

Cracking the Crime: Wildlife Forensics

Saturday, November 4th, 2023

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome)

Location: Dale-Engle-Walker Property, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, PA

Test and develop your observation, record keeping, and memory skills through interactive activities, then become an investigator to uncover the clues of a wildlife crime scene.

Parent(s) required to accompany children.  Registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration

 

Painting with Nature

Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

(Family Program –  All Ages Welcome)

Location: Dale-Engle-Walker Property, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, PA

Use items from nature to create your own unique art. 

Parent(s) required to accompany children. Registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration

 

Becoming a Naturalist

Thursday, November 9th, 2023

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

(Family Program –  All Ages Welcome)

Location: Camp Susque, 47 Susque Camp Rd, Trout Run, PA 17771

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors and discover a deeper connection to the natural world through exploring your senses.  Observe organisms and their processes, both the BIG and small, then capture your experiences through narration, illustration, and personal expression to tell a story of natural history.
Guest Host:  Becky Stugart

Parent(s) required to accompany children. Registration is required. Registration link coming soon.

 

Looking and Listening Closely with Rebecca Meyers

Saturday, November 11th, 2023

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

(Nature’s Explorers Program – Ages 4-10 and Their Families)

Location: Dale-Engle-Walker Property, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, PA

Guest Host: Rebecca Meyers, Academic Film Programmer and Lecturer, Bucknell University

Practice close looking and listening to nature and report back with captured images and sounds.

This event is in coordination with the Lewisburg Children’s Museum, Bucknell University Humanities Center, and the Union County Historical Society. Parent(s) required to accompany children. Registration is required.  Please register for this program with the Lewisburg Children’s Museum by clicking here

 

Bonfire, Hot Apple Cider & S’mores 

November 17th, 2023

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

(Members Only)

Location: Dale-Engle-Walker Property, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, PA

Join the community of Linn Conservancy members for a relaxing evening around the bonfire enjoying light refreshments and great company.

This is a free event for our members.  All ages welcome.  Parent(s) required to accompany children.  Registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration

 

Family Hike and Bird Watching

Saturday, November 18th, 2023

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome)

Location: Glacier Pools Preserve, 757 Pine Road, Hughesville, PA

Guest Hosts: Michael Gross, Property Owner

Bring your binoculars for birdwatching when you visit this Pennsylvania hidden gem.  Glacier Pools Preserve features an extensive network of trails through beautiful PA wilderness which we will explore together as a group.  

Registration is required.  Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.  

 

Garden to Table Gathering

Saturday, November 18th, 2023

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

(Naturalist Program – Ages 18+, Children Welcome Accompanied By Adult)

Location: Community Room, East Buffalo Township Building, 589 Fairground Rd., Lewisburg, PA

We will gather together to celebrate the fall harvest by enjoying the blessings of community and great food in the form of a potluck meal.  Please prepare and bring your favorite dish.  We encourage you to use items grown from your own garden or locally sourced.  Featured guest speaker TBD.  

Registration is required.  Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.  

  

Coffee and Create

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023

10 AM – 12:00 PM

(Naturalist Program – Ages 18+)

Location: Union County Public Library, 255 Reitz Blvd, Lewisburg, PA 17837

Sip on coffee, tea or your favorite cozy cup of cheer while expressing creativity through nature-themed painting.  

Registration is required.  Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.   

 

Wreath Making

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome)

Location: Dale-Engle-Walker Property, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, PA

Fun for all ages. Make a big or small wreath to take home using evergreens, pine cones, holly berries, and festive decorations.    

Parent(s) required to accompany children. Registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.

 

Winter Picnic & Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, December 9th, 2023

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

(Family Program – All Ages Welcome)

Location: TBD

  Join us for a family friendly winter scavenger hunt followed by a picnic with hot chocolate and cookies.  Individuals are encouraged to bring their favorite family cookie recipe and cookies to share.  

Parent(s) required to accompany children. Registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration

 

Winter Solstice Gathering

Thursday, December 21st, 2023

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

(Members Only)

Location: Dale-Engle-Walker Property, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, PA

Join the community of Linn Conservancy members to celebrate the yuletide season with a cup of cheer and seasonal festivities fun for the whole family.

This is a free event for our members.  All ages welcome.  Parent(s) required to accompany children.  Registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration 

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