Education Programs - May 2017

Resolution Hike


Keep your New Year's fitness resolution! Brings a friend to enjoy a ranger-led moderate and social hike. Intensity and route may be influenced by hikers' interest. Resolution hikes will be held the 1st Saturday of the month and alternate between Nottingham and Wolf's Hollow County Parks. No registration required





Outdoor Ethics Awareness for Scouts


Calling all Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts! Go on a hike in Warwick County Park to complete the participation requirement for the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award. Explore the seven principles of Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics and learn how to minimize your impact on the land while recreating outdoors.  

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A Lesson from the Lorax

Come enjoy the original Dr. Seuss movie classic The Lorax - - with some popcorn of course! Learn how the Lorax spoke for the trees, as the greedy Once-ler chopped them down to meet his highly profitable needs. In the end, with all the trees gone, even the Once-ler gets the message. After the movie, help plant a tree in the park.  

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SPECIAL NEEDS FISHING RODEO


Sponsored by the West Caln Sportsmen’s Club and Friends of Hibernia, this community event is an opportunity for special needs groups to enjoy a day of fishing. Anglers will be on hand to assist and teach the art of fishing. The pond is stocked with trout from the park’s Cooperative Fish Nursery. Refreshments will be available. 



YOUTH FISHING RODEO


Ages 15 and under may participate in the Coventryville Trout Club’s fishing rodeo. The Club stocks an estimated 600 fish along a 1/4 mile stretch of the French Creek. Volunteers will be on hand to assist kids who do not have any fishing experience. All participants are eligible for various prizes. No adult fishing is permitted during this time. Registration will be handled at the event.

  • Saturday, May 13
  • Registration begins at 8:15 AM
  • Fishing Rodeo: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Fee: $5 per participant - paid at event
  • Warwick County Park, French Creek

Paws On the Path


2nd Saturday of Every Month
Parks are for dogs too. Take a ranger-led hike with your dog to get a little exercise and socialization. A great way to meet other dogs and dog people. Dogs must keep their humans on a leash. Please bring a clean up bag (or two) and water for dog and human - no water is available at Wolf's Hollow. Hikes will alternate each month between Nottingham and Wolf's Hollow County Parks. No registration required

 



Invasion of the Crusty Crayfish


The French Creek has been overrun by the invasive “Rusty Crayfish”, moving upstream from the Schuylkill River. This crayfish is larger, more aggressive and can eat twice as much as native crayfish. Help park staff catch crayfish, identify the native and non-native species, and protect our valued aquatic habitat.  

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Family Fishing at Springton - Full


For Ages 6+.   Fishing is great way to connect with your family. Learn knot tying, casting, baiting and unhooking a fish. All equipment provided. BYOB - bring your own bait. The catch? Adults must bring a child and children must bring an adult so you can fish together. No fishing license required.  Another session is being planned for September. 

  • Saturday, May 20
  • Instruction begins at 9:00 AM; Fish until 1:00 PM
  • Springton Manor Farm, Small Pond
  • Limit:  25
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Who Grows There?


Learn how to identify Oaks, Hickories, Hemlocks and Sassafras. During this easy hike, visit many of the longtime residents of our forest. This program is great for families, Scout groups and individuals interested in what grows in Wolf’s Hollow County Park.  

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Invasive Eats


Invasive exotic plants cause a major problem in our ecosystem. They can be destructive but also wildly delicious! Come learn how to identify and properly harvest these harmful invaders.  

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Hibernia Mansion Tours


Sundays, May 28 - September 3
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hibernia County Park
No registration required


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