Education Programs - August 2017


Weeding Wednesdays

Whether you are a beginner or an expert gardener, The Friends of Springton Manor Farm need your help! Our gardening team meets at the butterfly garden to weed and trim the garden. This team enjoys being outside and working with others who have the same interest in gardening. Bring your garden gloves and favorite hand tools. We weed for about hour but become longtime friends. Come see what is buzzing in the garden! May be rescheduled due to inclement weather. 

No registration needed. 

If you have any questions or would like to get email reminders of when we meet, please email: FriendsofSMF@gmail.com 


 

Magnificent Marshmallows


There’s more to camp cooking than s’mores!  Learn some surprisingly easy and delightful campfire desserts made with marshmallows and a few simple ingredients. All supplies are provided - just bring your appetite!  

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Victorian Ice Cream Social
Enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon at The Friends of Springton Manor Farm’s Victorian Ice Cream Social. To beat the heat, treat yourself to a nice cold bowl of ice cream. Play games such as badminton and croquet and make Victorian period crafts. Donations accepted. Last year’s donations helped provide a run-in shed for the baby goats. 

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Furnace Region During the Revolutionary War

Part of Chester County’s Town Tours & Village Walks 
Following the stormy retreat from the Battle of the Clouds to Yellow Springs, the main Continental Army began the march from Yellow Springs to Warwick and Reading Furnaces. With roads still almost impassable, the supply train traveled on today’s Route 23 with a brief stop in East Vincent Township before reaching Chester County’s vital iron furnace region. Learn about this encampment, Chester County’s iron furnace region, and French & Pickering Creeks Trust’s plans to preserve and interpret historic Warwick Furnace. 

  • Thursday, August 10
  • Lecture: 5:30 PM
  • Self-Guided Tour: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Warwick County Park, Pavilion #3
  • To Register,

    please call 610-933-7577



Sunset Hike & Campfire


Enjoy the sunset while walking the trails of Springton. Then gather around the campfire for s’mores and conversation. Please BYOS - bring your own s’mores! Dress appropriately for a moderate 2-3 mile hike.  

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  • Friday, August 11
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Springton Manor Farm, Lower Parking Lot
  • Free! Please bring your own s'mores fixins!


Old Fiddlers' Picnic


Saturday, August 12
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hibernia County Park

No registration required

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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 Rusty 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 catch crayfish, identify the native and non-native species, and protect our valued aquatic habitat.  

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Who's Awake Family Night Hike
Ever wonder what it’s like around the Sanctuary at night? What creatures and critters are out? Take a moderate, guided night walk to experience Black Rock’s “dark side”.  Flashlights welcome.  

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Chester County Food Bank Veggie Tour


For Ages 3+.  We eat vegetables from every part of the plant! Do you know the six parts and their functions? Take a tour of Springton’s demonstration garden and high tunnels to taste what’s in season.  

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Chesco Litter Pick Up Competition


Park Rangers will referee as teams compete to pick up the most litter and win the coveted litter trophy. Great opportunity to enjoy an evening of outdoor competition where everyone actually wins - especially the park! The winning team must accumulate the most litter by weight in a designated area. Teams may collect litter by foot and/or kayak/canoe. Our first competition will be held on the river banks of Black Rock Sanctuary. Each competition concludes with an award ceremony and barbecue. Future dates to be determined.  

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"No Light" Night Hike

For Ages 12+. Take a more adventurous guided night walk to experience Warwick’s “dark side”. Program geared toward adults. No flashlights permitted.   

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