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September 2014
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Honey Harvest

September 27 @ 11:00 am - September 27 @ 3:00 pm
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States
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FREE and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted at this event, Members of the Northwest Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association, including Asbury Woods’ Beekeeper Charlie Schroeck, will be here to demonstrate how to harvest honey from honeycomb in the honey extractor. There will be informative displays, beekeepers to answer questions and several types of honey made from a variety of flowersfor you to sample. • Learn how honey gets out of the hive and into the jar• Make and take crafts for the kids• Beekeepers on hand to answer…

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October 2014
$25 members/$ 35 non-members

Eat, Drink & Learn Adult Series

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - October 2 @ 8:30 pm
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States

Join us at the Nature Center for our fun and educational seasonal speaker series for the 21+ crowd! Erie waterways are among the best trophy fisheries in the world and are famous for steelhead. Share specialty drinks with friends, eat a delightful dinner and enjoy an engaging discussion about this species impact on our region. Dinner and drinks will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the presentations starting promptly at 7:15 p.m. Steelhead & Sauvignonpresented by Brook Tolbert, Waterways Conservation Officer & Mark Haffley, Fisheries Biologist, from the Pennsylvania Fish…

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FREE to members, $5 nonmembers

Moonlit Night Hike

October 8 @ 8:00 pm - October 8 @ 9:30 pm
Brown's Farm Barn,
5774 Sterrettania Rd, Fairview, PA 16415 United States

We will be using the light of the moon to guide our feet on a hike as seek out the sights and sounds of nature at night. We will also explore the science behind a total lunar eclipse, a celestial event that will occur later in the evening. The hike will take us through the field and forest for about a mile, so bring good hiking shoes and dress accordingly.  FREE to members

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$4 members/ $6 non-members

Children’s Pioneer Craft Workshop

October 15 @ 4:30 pm - October 15 @ 5:30 pm
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States
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Corn Husk Dolls Step back in time and enjoy creating a corn husk doll, a favorite toy among the Native Americans and early Pioneers. Learn the legend of the Spirit of Corn and discover the secrets of making this traditional doll. All materials are provided.

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$4 members/ $6 non-members

Children’s Pioneer Craft Workshop – Saturday

October 18 @ 1:30 pm - October 18 @ 2:30 pm
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States
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Corn Husk Dolls Step back in time and enjoy creating a corn husk doll, a favorite toy among the Native Americans and early Pioneers. Learn the legend of the Spirit of Corn and discover the secrets of making this traditional doll. All materials are provided.

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$10 members, $12 non-members

Fall Leaf Collage

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - October 21 @ 7:30 pm
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States
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The orange, red, and yellow leaves on the trees are part of what makes fall such a beautiful time of the year. Bring some of that beauty indoors with you by making a framed fall leaf collage. These fall decorations are sure to add a touch of nature to your home.  This program is for adults and children ages 10 and up. Registration and payment required 24 hours in advanceLimit: 20 participants

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$6.50 per scout

Webelos and Bear Cub Scout Activity Day

October 25 @ 10:00 am - October 25 @ 4:15 pm
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States

Scouts will complete the requirements for the Naturalist, Forester, and Sharing Your World with Wildlife badges!  Contact the Nature Center for the scout specific registration and information form, or Webelo and Bear Registration Form 2014 from our website, www.asburywoods.org.  Cost includes materials for the activities and a certificate of participation for each scout. Pre-registration and pre-payments required.

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$4 members/ $5 non-members

Pumpkin Seed Art

October 27 @ 4:30 pm - October 27 @ 5:30 pm
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States
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Pumpkin seeds are perfect for roasting, but they can be used for more than just that! Kids, join us as we create fun and imaginative art using colored pumpkin seeds.  This program is for children ages 3 and up with an adult. 

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November 2014
$50 members, $60 non-members

Preschool Nature Discovery Classes

November 4 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 11:30 am
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States

Where the Sidewalk EndsPreschoolers, bring a grownup for classes! Each class includes a lesson, story, craft, snack, game, and visit with an animal. Classes end with a short hike in the woods. Dress to go outdoors. We will learn about the animals that you can see in your own backyard and we will explore the wild places of Asbury Woods.  This is a three week class, offered each Tuesday from Nov. 4 – Nov. 18.  This class if for children ages 4 -5, who are accompanied by…

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$40 members, $45 non-members

Tots in Nature

November 5 @ 10:00 am - November 19 @ 11:30 am
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States

At the Edge of Woods Preschoolers, bring a grownup for classes! Each class includes a lesson, story, craft, snack, game, and visit with an animal. Classes end with a short hike in the woods. Dress to go outdoors. We will learn about animals and plants that live where city streets end and the wild woods begin.  This is a three week class for children who are ages  2 – 3 and accompanied by an adult. Registration and payment required 24 hours in advanceLimit: 12…

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$8 members/ $10 non-members

Save Food, Save Money

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - November 5 @ 7:30 pm
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States
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Eating healthy can be expensive, and nothing is more frustrating than throwing away produce that has gone bad. Join us as we discuss ways to properly store produce to make it last longer and provide more health benefits.

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$40 members, $50 non-members

Tots in Nature

November 6 @ 10:45 am - November 6 @ 11:45 am
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States

At the Edge of Woods Preschoolers, bring a grownup for classes! Each class includes a lesson, story, craft, snack, game, and visit with an animal. Classes end with a short hike in the woods. Dress to go outdoors. We will learn about animals and plants that live where city streets end and the wild woods begin. This class is on Thursdays from Nov. 6 – Nov. 20.  This class if for children ages 2 -3, who are accompanied by an adult.   Registration and…

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$100 members, $125 non-members

High Dynamic Range Photography

November 8 @ 10:30 am - November 8 @ 12:00 pm
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States

HDR is an exciting technique on the forefront of digital photography. Learn how to merge images in HDR to create incredible lifelike photos. HDR will set your work apart from the standard digital image. This class on HDR is for experienced photographers. Completion of digital Photography II is required for participation in the HDR class. A digital SLR camera is recommended, and a tripod and a computer are required. This is a four class series, which meets Saturdays from Nov. 8 through Nov. 29.  Digital Photography…

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$6 members/ $8 non-members

Container Planters

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - November 12 @ 7:30 pm
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States
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Master Gardener Nancy Eisenman-Elwell shares with us ideas for combining indoor plants to highlight their colors and textures. She will also have suggestions and examples of interesting and unique containers to use for the plantings. This is a wonderful program to provide ideas for holiday gifts.

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$ 5 members/ $7 non-members

Family Night at the Nature Center

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - November 14 @ 9:00 pm
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States
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Fall is coming to a close and soon winter will be upon us! Join us at the Nature Center for an evening of family-friendly activities and a live animal show to celebrate the last bit of the fall season. The activities will be appropriate for elementary school-aged children. Younger siblings may attend, as well. The evening will conclude with a nature movie and popcorn. Registration and payment required 24 hours in advanceLimit: 25 participants

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$6 members/ $8 non-members

Grapevine Wreath Workshop

November 15 @ 10:30 am - November 15 @ 11:30 am
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States
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Grapevine wreaths are very popular to hang on front doors. Learn how to make own your wreath from grapevines and see examples and instructions for using dried fruit and natural items to decorate a one-of-a kind welcoming wreath from scratch. Newly made wreaths must dry for several weeks before decorating. All pre-registered participants will take home a grapevine wreath that they created.

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$5 members, $6 non-members

How Animals Prepare for Winter

November 18 @ 4:30 pm - November 18 @ 5:30 pm
Brown's Farm Barn,
5774 Sterrettania Rd, Fairview, PA 16415 United States
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Winter is right around the corner and animals are already preparing for it. Come and learn how the animals at Asbury Woods are preparing for the cold months ahead through hands on activities and games.

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$5 members, $7 non-members

Terrific Turkeys

November 22 @ 10:30 am - November 22 @ 12:00 pm
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States
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November is time for talk of turkeys. These unique birds are frequent visitors to the forests of Asbury Woods and are fun to observe. This program will teach all about turkeys including their anatomy, the habitats they like, what they eat, and more! Each child will take home a turkey craft.

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Harvest Centerpieces

November 24 @ 6:30 pm - November 24 @ 8:30 pm
Nature Center,
4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506 United States
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Celebrate the colors of the season with a festive fall centerpiece. Experts from Gerlach’s Garden Center will lead this program and will provide all the materials necessary to create an eye-catching centerpiece for your table. Registration and payment required 24 hours in advanceLimit: 25 participants

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Sept 1 - May 31
CLOSED MONDAYS

Tues. - Sat.
10 am - 4 pm
Sun. Noon - 4 pm

June 1 - August 31
Mon. - Sat.
10 am. - 5 pm
Sun. Noon - 5 pm

Trails Open Daylight Hours

4105 Asbury Road
Erie, PA 16506

(814) 835-5356

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