Education Programs - September 2017


Hibernia Mansion Tour


See the 19th century Ironmaster’s home on the last regularly scheduled tour of the season. Hibernia Mansion, as you see it today, reflects the changes of lifestyle and social status of its various owners for over 200 years. Long the home of Ironmasters, it expanded with their increased prosperity.  

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  • Sunday, September 3
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Hibernia Mansion, Hibernia County Park
  • Fee: $3/ per person at the door



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 



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. 

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Beginner Nature Photography


For Ages 14+. Intended for novices looking to take better nature photos with their smart phones or cameras, this class will cover appreciating natural images; an introduction to image composition; improving your photography; simple image manipulation, and a short outdoor practice session. Technical jargon will not be covered, while artistic appreciation and expression will be emphasized. Be sure to bring your own camera or cell phone.  

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Family Fishing at Springton


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

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  • Sunday, September 17
  • Instruction: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Fish until 5:00 PM
  • Springton Manor Farm, Small Pond
  • Limit:  25
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Intermediate Nature Photography


For Ages 14+.  Want to take better nature photos with your advanced compact or interchangeable-lens camera? This more technical class, intended for photographers looking to move beyond the “A”, will cover choosing an aperture, shutter speed, film/sensor sensitivity, scene brightness, exposure compensation, lens perspective, and depth of field. Your camera should be able to control F-stop, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity (film cameras welcome). For your interchangeable lens camera or SLR, bring a zoom lens (it’s best if this is a wide angle to telephoto zoom), or several single focal length lenses.  

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Community Day


Saturday, September 23
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Warwick County Park
No registration required




Nottingham Star Party


The Chester County Astronomical Society hosts this early autumn Star Party. As the light wanes, hear a short talk on the “What” and “Why” of seasonal changes to the night sky. Once dark, all eyes gaze to the heavens for a guided tour of planets, constellations, and other visible features, with spectacular views available through high-powered telescopes. Wear sturdy footwear for standing, and bring your own binoculars or telescope if desired. If weather is cloudy, please call (610) 932-2589 to confirm program.  

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Spring Plant Swap


Bring a “green-thumbed” friend and trowel to this free community event and join other gardeners in exchanging plants, seeds, tools, stories and tips. A great way to try new plants. Plenty of books, photos and experience will be on hand. Even if you have nothing to share, come get ideas. Selling is not permitted, but private nurseries are otherwise welcome.

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