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Tour of Lacawac Sanctuary

Saturday 26 Apr 1:00 PM

Mothers Day Walk

Saturday 10 May

Science on Tap - The Science of Compost

Tuesday 13 May 7:00 PM

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Outdoor Learning : Tour of Lacawac Sanctuary
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 1:00 PM

Join us for a short nature walk and introduction to the history of the preserve and it buildings.

Outdoor Learning : Mothers Day Walk
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Come and enjoy the beautiful trails of Lacawac Sanctuary with Mom.  This preserve includes beautiful natural forest, boreal bogs, pristine 52 acre Lake Lacawac, 2 nature ponds, the Wallenpaupack Ledges Natural Area, a mile of Lake Wallenpaupack shoreline and \"Connell Park\" - a historic Adirondack \"Great Camp\".  A perfect place to get some quality time in with MOM.

Special Events : Science on Tap - The Science of Compost
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:00 PM Free

Held at The Settlers Inn in Hawley PA.

Katharine Brown knows a thing or two about compost. At Fox Hill Farm, she and her husband use their 50 acre farm to produce fresh cut flowers, raise grass fed beef and pastured poultry. Join us as she shares her knowledge about producing and using compost in flower and vegetable gardens. Learn about the different methods of mixing compost, like closed bins, piling, vermicomposting and more!


This event is the third in a Science on Tap program series being organized by a partnership of local conservation and environmental groups. For each event, we tap an expert in a particular field to lead a presentation and lively discussion in an informal setting.

Call (570) 253-7001 for questions about this program.

Special Events : The Young Geezers
Saturday, May 17, 2014 3:00 PM

This charming and melodic folk, gospel and bluegrass trio has been filling the house at Lacawac for the past five years.  Their programs of American music offer an intriguing mix of great vocal harmonies and fine acoustic instrumentation, plus anecdotes to amuse.  They bring something new, something old, and something different each time they visit.  $15 ($10 Members)

Outdoor Learning : Native Plant Walk
Sunday, May 25, 2014 2 - 4 PM

Join naturalist Sue Thompson for a walk along Lacawac\'s woodland trails to experience a close-up look at the beauty of spring\'s native plants.  Prior to the walk, at 1PM, Sue will offer an optional but informative slide show \"Native Plants in the Landscape\" at the Visitors Center.

Outdoor Learning : Birds and Breakfast
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:00 AM

Join Peter Wulfhorst, avid birder for over 40 years and past president of the Gifford Pinchot Audubon Society, as he leads a walk to identify birds by field mark, song, behavior and the various habitats within the sanctuary.  Enjoy breakfast at the lodge after the walk.  $15 ($10 Members)

Weekend Workshops : Field Photography Workshop with Michael Burnside
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 1:00 PM

So, you always wanted to take great outdoor photos!  Here\'s your chance to learn the basics or advance your intermediate skills in this special hands-on photography workshop with accomplished photo artist Michael Burnside Participants must have a digital SLR or a good point & shoot with adjustable settings.  The first hour covers basics like exposure, focus, camera settings, composition, point of view, work flow and printing.  Then everyone goes outdoors to photograph the beautiful grounds of Lacawac.  Next is sharing, looking at each other\'s work, and doing some (gentle) critiquing.  Bring a cable to transfer your photos from your camera to a laptop for vewing on a wide screen.  $60 ($50 Members)

Special Events : Green Lifestyles
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 10:00 AM

Improve your health, save money and protect the environment by learning how to make the best choices for your own personal lifestyle.  Become an informed consumer about food, home and personal care products, as well as home efficiencies and materials.  Jamie Reeger, Director of Environmental Education at Lackawanna College, will lead the exploration of these important topics.

Outdoor Learning : Edible Plant Walk
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 10:00 AM

Join field expert and herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore on a search for native, wild edible plants.  Enjoy a fun walk in the Sactuary woods and meadows; suitable for all ages.  Nathaniel will share anecdotes and discuss identification tips, harvesting, and preparation of wild plants as teas, and in various \"dishes\" and recipes.  $5 (Members Free)

Kids Corner : Art from Nature
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 1:00 PM

Children 8 years and over will look at the natural world around them in a curious and creative way.  They will have fun and learn about nature as they draw upon their creativity to build unique creations from items found all around us in the woods and along the water.  Using only natural items they will build rock sculptures, make prints with leaves, build photo frames; weave between the trees and explore the sanctuary.  $5

Outdoor Learning : Migratory Bird Walk
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 9:00 AM

Every spring millions of birds migrate from the tropics back to Pennsylvania.  Typically, these birds are observed at a distance or not at all.  Wilkes University ornithologist, Dr. Jeff Stratford, will use nets to safely capture birds for study and a hands-on experience.  Bring patience and a camera.

Outdoor Learning : Birds of Prey
Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 5:00 PM

Want a close-up look at a golden eagle, peregrine falcon or perhaps a great horned owl?  Join Bill Streeter of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center for Close Encounters with Birds of Prey, to meet and learn about these wild birds - and more!  See six live raptors and spend a magical hour gaining greater knowledge and appreciation of these amazing birds of the Northeast.  Streeter, a professional zoologist and biologist, will introduce you to his special birds and share what he\'s learned during his 30 years of studying and rehabilitating raptors and through practicing the ancient art of falconry.  $10 ($5 Members)

Outdoor Learning : S.E.E.D.S.
Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 1:00 PM

SEEDS will present a Home Energy Efficiency Forum - discussion of quick, easy, inexpensive home energy savings and energy reduction tricks and tips.  We will also include an overview of our organization (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) to familiarize people with who we are and what we do. For more information about SEEDS go to: http://seedsgroup.net/

Special Events : Tour of Lacawac Sanctuary
Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 1:00 PM

Join us for a short nature walk and introduction to the history of the preserve and its builings.   

Kids Corner : Youth Fitness Walk
Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 2:00 PM

Get out in nature and get fit.  A fun day out on the grounds of Lacawac, hiking its trails with our Executive Director.

Outdoor Learning : Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District
Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 10:00 AM

Committed to protecting, maintaining, and enhancing the water quality of Lake Wallenpaupack!  Nick Spinelli discusses the history, mission and current programs of the Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District.

Special Events : Beer Tasting
Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 7:00 PM

This program, presented by Dr. Dennis Peterson, describes the history of beer brewing, brewing science, homebrewing techniques and the different types of beer.  Following the discussion, a wide variety of beer styles are tasted.  Dennis is an avid homebrewer, a volunteer at Lacawac Sactuary and a member of the Board of Directors.  $15

Special Events : The Young Geezers
Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 3:00 PM

This charming and melodic folk, gospel and bluegrass trio has been filling the house at Lacawac for the past five years.  Their programs of American music offer an intriguing mix of great vocal harmonies and fine acoustic instrumentation, plus anecdotes to amuse.  They bring something new, something old, and something different each time they visit!  $15 ($10 Members)

Outdoor Learning : Land Bird Migration and Banding
Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 10:00 AM

Do your surroundings welcome migratory birds?  Learn the fole stopover habitat plays with respect to maximizing a land bird\'s fitness.  Then, step outside with Rob Smith and Margaret Hatch to catch live birds for a demonstration of avian banding techniques.  

Outdoor Learning : Tour of Lacawac Sanctuary
Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 1:00 PM

Join us for a short nature walk and introduction to the history of the preserve and its buildings.

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