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Community Educational Events

 

Saturday, June 12


9:00-11:00 a.m.

Forest Therapy: Science Fact or Fiction?

Hike through the Field Station while learning about the presumed benefits of being in nature. At stops along the hike, you will get to experience elements of forest therapy and learn about some of the scientific research behind these practices.

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Ages 16+

Field Station
937 Fayette-New Wilmington Rd
New Wilmington, PA 16142

 

Wednesday, June 16


5:30-8:00 p.m.

Beginner Archery

If you'd like to get into youth archery as a hobby but you have no idea where to begin, we absolutely understand how you feel. A lot of people are really excited to grab a bow and start shooting, but feel confused by all the terms and equipment and measurements. After all—there's a lot to know! Learn the basics from a National Archery in the Schools Program certified teacher and the 11 steps to build archery skills.

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Grades 4-8

Field Station
937 Fayette-New Wilmington Rd
New Wilmington, PA 16142

 

Saturday, June 19


9:00-11:00 a.m.

Tick Education

With Lyme disease on the rise, it is essential to understand about the ticks that can spread this illness. Learn about the lifecycle of ticks, how to minimize exposure, and what to do if you find a tick. You will see how ticks are collected by scientists and observe ticks under a microscope.

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Ages 10+

Field Station
937 Fayette-New Wilmington Rd
New Wilmington, PA 16142

 

Saturday, June 26


9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Historic Stroll Through Cascade Park

In this guided walk through New Castle’s historic Cascade Park, you will learn to view our landscape through the lens of history and of land use over time. You will also learn about the National Register of Historic Places, historic districts, and the value of community-based education through historic preservation.

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Ages 10+

Meet at the dance pavillion
1928 E Washington St
New Castle, PA 16101

 

Wednesday, June 30


7:30-9:30 p.m.

Science and Folklore of Fireflies

Learn about the lifecycle of the firefly, how it lights up, and what the lights signal. We will catch and observe fireflies and share some stories about the magic and myths of fireflies.

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Family Friendly

Field Station
937 Fayette-New Wilmington Rd
New Wilmington, PA 16142

 

Saturday, July 10


9:00-11:00 a.m.

Westminster College Apiary Tour

This session is designed for people interested in beekeeping but not quite ready to take the leap. Participants will get hands-on in the apiary - opening hives, identifying brood, honey, and much more! Bee coats, hoods, and gloves will be provided. If you are allergic to bees, this is not a session for you!

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Ages 10+

Field Station
937 Fayette-New Wilmington Rd
New Wilmington, PA 16142

 

July 19, 21 & 23


5:00-7:00 p.m.

An Introduction to Beekeeping

This short course seeks to acquaint you with the practice of beekeeping, or apiculture. It is designed for those interested in taking the next step, from interest to action! Topics will cover equipment, disease/pests, setting up a bee yard, honey, swarm management, and more. The goal of this course is to introduce you to the essential topics you need to get started.

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Ages 16+

Field Station
937 Fayette-New Wilmington Rd
New Wilmington, PA 16142

 

Saturday, July 24


9:00-11:00 a.m.

Mindfulness/Yoga in the Outdoors

In need of a psychic de-cluttering? Join us for a morning outdoors to learn more about the magic of mindfulness and yoga. We will be talking about the cognitive, emotional, and physical benefits of the practice, in addition to experiencing the exercises in the beautiful, natural setting of the Field Station. Yoga mats available.

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Ages 16+

Field Station
937 Fayette-New Wilmington Rd
New Wilmington, PA 16142

 

Saturday, July 31


9:00-10:30 a.m.

Upcycled Bird Feeders

Hands-on experience creating bird feeders from recycled pallet wood and plastic bottles that would likely end up in a landfill. We supply the tools and materials. One bird feeder kit will be supplied to every two-person team. The session will include an educational visit to the Field Station’s bird blind.

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Two Person Teams
Ages 16+

Field Station
937 Fayette-New Wilmington Rd
New Wilmington, PA 16142

 

Wednesday, August 4


8:00-10:00 p.m.

Campfire Stories

What is the secret to telling a good story? Listen to some great ones, break down the key features, and practice telling your own stories. S’mores included!

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Grades 7-9

Field Station
937 Fayette-New Wilmington Rd
New Wilmington, PA 16142

 

Wednesday, August 11


8:00-10:00 p.m.

Campfire Food Chemistry

Looking for the perfect toasted marshmallow? Is it caramelization or the Maillard reaction? Join us by the campfire to discuss browning reactions and enjoy campfire food chemistry.

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Family Friendly

Field Station
937 Fayette-New Wilmington Rd
New Wilmington, PA 16142

 

Saturday, August 14


9:00-11:00 a.m.

Botanical Wearables

What’s more lovely than a ring, bracelet, or necklace made from native flowers and natural materials?  In this workshop we will explore design and fashion as mother nature intended it to be! 

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Ages 10+

Field Station
937 Fayette-New Wilmington Rd
New Wilmington, PA 16142

 

Wednesday, August 18


6:00-8:00 p.m.

Home Tweet Home

This evening workshop is for the birds!!! Seriously, we will be discussing the life history of eastern bluebirds as we build our own bluebird nest boxes. Be prepared for light duty carpentry and fun!

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Family Friendly

Field Station
937 Fayette-New Wilmington Rd
New Wilmington, PA 16142