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Current Programming

Sharing Nature

The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) holds educational programs year-round at our four nature preserves, and one sister-preserve.

All programs run rain or shine. In the case of severe weather, TLC will announce updates via Facebook, Twitter, and our website. All programs are non-refundable.

To register for a program: click on the corresponding links below for online registration, call our office at 610-347-0347 ext. 104 or email education@tlcforscc.org.

We are happy to create custom programs just for your school, scout, or private group on a variety of topics at any of our nature preserves! Please contact our Education Outreach Coordinator, by calling 610-347-0347 ext 104 or emailing education@tlcforscc.org for more information!

Members, when registering online please type the word ‘member‘ in the promotion code box at checkout to receive your discount. TLC members receive special discounts and members-only programming throughout the year: Become a Member Today.


 

July 2017

Conservation Kids: Water Worksbuilding a watershed

Date: Saturday, July 22nd

Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA 19311)

Time: 10a.m.-12:00p.m.

Cost: $10 TLC members; $15 non-members

Ages: 10-13

Kids ages 10-13 come together for our three part series to learn about environmental

conservation!

Join TLC staff for hands-on water experiments, activities, and loads of fun!

Learn all about the critters who use the stream for habitat, the importance of water quality, and how to prevent water pollution in daily life.

Click here to register


Free Time Adventures

Dates: Tuesdays through Thursdays, July 11th through 27th

Playing in the Creek

Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA 19311)

Time: 10am – 2pm

Cost: $10 TLC members; $20 non-members. Members please type ‘member’ when prompted for promotional code.

Ages: 4-12

See ongoing programs below for more details.

Please pack a lunch and drop-off promptly at 10:00 a.m. Snacks/drinks provided. Register ASAP – limited spots available.

Click here to register


August, 2017

Free Time Adventures

Dates: Tuesdays through Thursdays, August 1st-24th

Free Time Adventures

Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve, 432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA 19311

Time: 10am – 2pm

Cost: $10 TLC members; $20 non-members. Members please type ‘member’ when prompted for promotional code.

Ages: 4-12

See ongoing programs below for more details.

Please pack a lunch and drop-off promptly at 10:00 a.m. Snacks/drinks provided. Register ASAP – limited spots available.

Click here to register


Open Hive Days

Date: Saturday, August 5th

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Open Hive Day Participants

Location: New Leaf Eco Center, 776 Rosedale Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Time: 10:00A.M.-12:00P.M.

Cost: $5 TLC members; $10 non-members

Join TLC Apiarist, Mike Langer, for an inside look at the busy, buzzy world of honeybees. Participants will get a close-up look at a hive during routine inspection while gaining practical beekeeping knowledge. Don’t miss this great opportunity for non-beekeepers, prospective beekeepers, and new beekeepers interested in seeing another apiary. Protective veils will be available. If you have your own gear, please bring it along!

Click here to register


Wild Mushroom Forage

Date: Sunday, August 27th

Foraged mushrooms

Foraged mushrooms

Location: Walnut Hill (TLC Headquarters), 541 Chandler Mill Rd, Avondale, PA 19311

Time: 9:00A.M.-1:00P.M.

Cost: $35 for all participants.

Join us at Walnut Hill (TLC Headquarters) to venture into the preserve in search of wild mushrooms with Tina Ellor from Phillips Mushroom Farm & Luke Smithson from NJ Mycological Society (NJMS). Collect and identify mushrooms and enjoy a mushroom themed lunch!

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ONGOING PROGRAMS

Free Time Adventures, Summer 2017

Back are the days where children can reboot, have fun and laugh together. Join TLC for twenty seven days of fun! Our interactive outdoor summer program focuses on creating a common bond with the natural world, building independence, stewardship skills and overall well being.

Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 20th through August 24th. (Excluding July 4/5/6)

Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA 19311)

Time: 10am – 2pm

Cost: $10 TLC members; $20 non-members. Members please type ‘member’ when prompted for promotional code.

Ages: 4-12. Young children must be potty trained

Please pack a lunch and drop-off promptly at 10:00 a.m. Snacks/drinks provided. Register ASAP – limited spots available for this popular program.

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Hiking to the Stream at Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Each nature walk through the preserve will involve an activity such as:

  • Hiking and friendship building
  • Reptile and Amphibian Searches
  • Native Animals and their Habitats
  • Bird Identification and Counting
  • One off-site field trip
  • Native Plant Identification
  • Stream Exploration and Invertebrate Counts
  • Journaling and Reflecting
  • Scavenger Hunts

Click here to register


Open Hive Days

Time: Saturdays 10:00AM-12:00PM.

Dates: May 6th, June 3rd, and August 5th

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Open Hive Day Participants

Location: New Leaf Eco Center, 776 Rosedale Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Cost: $5 for TLC members, $10 for non-members.

Join TLC Apiarist, Mike Langer, for an inside look at the busy, buzzy world of honeybees. Participants will get a close-up look at a hive during routine inspection while gaining practical beekeeping knowledge. Don’t miss this great opportunity for non-beekeepers, prospective beekeepers, and new beekeepers interested in seeing another apiary. Protective veils will be available. If you have your own gear, please bring it along!

Click here to register

TLC’s educational programming is supported in part by the generous funding of:

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