Drop-in and Discover

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COVID-19 Safety Updates:

We will be requiring pre-registration for this free event and limiting attendance to 18 participants to comply with safe social-distancing protocols. In addition, we will be hosting the event outside, the Nature Center is closed to the public. Please dress for an adventure outdoors.

The Nature Center is closed. The trails remain open dawn to dusk each day.


Drop-in and Discover begins at 11:00 a.m


Looking for something wild to do? Nature comes alive Saturday mornings at Asbury Woods. Stop in each week for a new hands-on, minds-on, staff-facilitated educational activity that are free and open to the public. Each week will offer a new experience to discover.

Presented by UMPC Health Plan.


Pre-registration required. EVERYONE must register, children and adults.


Dd July August


July 4: No program









Nature Brush


July 11: Nature Paint Brushes

Join Miss Jessica for a fun and creative Saturday morning nature art activity!  We'll be taking a walk through the woods to find items from nature that can be used to build our own paintbrushes and using our nature paintbrushes to create beautiful painted masterpieces.

Program recommendation: Ages 3 - 14 with an adult





Wetland


July 18: What's in a Wetland

Miss Melissa will be leading us on a swamp-tastic adventure to one of the many wetlands on the Asbury Woods property. Kids ages 7-14 are invited to join us while we learn more about what lies beneath the surface.  

Program recommendation: Ages 7 - 14 with an adult





Stream


July 25: Wonderful Water

Water is a powerful force.  How powerful? Children ages 3-7 can meet up with Miss Sarah to find out! We'll explore how water moves with our mini stream tables and will learn more about how water can change our environment as it flows.

Program recommendation: Ages 3 - 7 with an adult





Tree Leaves


August 1: Make Your Own Tree Guide

Mr. Steve and his Explorers will lead kids ages 3-7 on a hike to gather materials and make their own Tree ID guide using leaves from trees right here in our own Asbury Woods backyard.

Program recommendation: Ages 3 - 7 with an adult





Deer Tracks


August 8: Make an Animal Track T-Shirt

Join Miss Kelley to learn about animal tracks and how to identify some common Pennsylvania animals!  Children ages 7-14 are invited to bring a t-shirt (or other light-colored cotton item) and use our animal track stamps to personalize your shirt with your favorite animal track.

Program recommendation: Ages 7 - 14 with an adult




Nature Movement



August 15: Nature Movement

Children ages 3-7 are invited to join Miss Jessica for a morning of movement.  We'll spend a little time on the trail observing the way things move in nature and then we'll move our bodies like the trees, bugs, animals, and water that we see.

Program recommendation: Ages 3 - 7 with an adult




Monarch


August 22: Monarchs and Pollinators

Join Miss Melissa for this Monarch-themed morning where she'll share some interesting facts about Monarch butterflies, teach us about their important place in our environment, and lead us on a tour of some of the best places to find monarchs on the Asbury Woods property. This experience is designed for children ages 7-14.

Program recommendation: Ages 7 - 14 with an adult



Monarch Life Cycle


August 29: Monarch Madness

Kids ages 3-7 are invited to join Miss Sarah as she explores the life cycle of Monarch butterflies, their place in our environment, and where they can be found on the Asbury Woods property.

Program recommendation: Ages 3 - 7 with an adult


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