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Wissahickon Environmental Center

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300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
(215) 685-9285 https://www.facebook.com/WissahickonEnvironmentalCenter/?fref=ts

July 2018

Geology of the Wissahickon with Sarah West & Lisa Myers

July 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) Come learn the story found in the rocks of the Wissahickon! Join Trail Ambassadors Sarah West and Lisa Myers for a presentation on the rocks of the Wissahickon and learn to identify the 5 most common rocks found here: Schist, Quartzite, Granite, Pegmatite, and Talc Schist with Magnetite. After the presentation, Lisa will lead a geology walk along Forbidden Drive between Northwestern Avenue and Bells Mill Road.  Level: Easy Registration is not required…

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Moth Night with Kris Soffa

July 25 @ 8:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Four Underlings by Kris Soffa

Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) Join us for this evening experience to learn about these alluring nighttime beauties. FOW Trail Ambassador and PA Master Naturalist Kris Soffa will present a “Moth Basics” presentation and share her mounted specimen collection. You will learn the best ways to observe moths in your home garden and how to construct a simple catch & release moth trap. You will have the chance to check if live moths are visiting “ultraviolet light-white…

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August 2018

Butterfly Nature Safari with Kris Soffa

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) Join FOW TA and PA Master Naturalist Kris Soffa for a mini nature safari where you will sharpen your senses and learn fascinating facts about butterflies. We’ll hike to the meadow observation loop in the Andorra Natural Area and learn how to identify common butterflies. Kris will also offer some tips on how to attract butterflies to your home garden and how to raise butterflies at home. Bring water, camera, ID book…

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September 2018

What Would John Muir Say? with Lisa Myers

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House). Join Trail Ambassador Lisa Myers for some fun speculation on what John Muir might have to say about our beloved Wissahickon. The presentation includes a synopsis of his life, work, and philosophy.  Lisa will also be sharing pictures from her own 210 mile trek on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or…

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October 2018

Whispers Along the Wissahickon

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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This annual family-friendly fall celebration offers hayrides, face painting, live music, and more! Everyone is encouraged to come in costume. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis to FOW members and include food, beverages, beer, and wine. Tickets: $45/adult, $20/child, or $110 (incl. 2 adults and 2 children). This year, we will feature beer from Love City Brewing–a brand new brewery in the Callowhill neighborhood–and a new & improved wine selection! Current FOW members can check their e-mail for the link to…

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