Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Programs

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. If you have questions or would like to register outside of our office hours (M-F from 10am – 6pm), please contact Paige Minka at 484-467-9125 (cell). 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.

August 2014

Sharing Nature with Children

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA)

Sharing Nature

Investigating pond life

Explore the wonders of nature by engaging your child in different activities each month to awaken their natural senses. A light refreshment will be provided. This program runs the first Saturday or Sunday of every month from May – September 2014. Other dates include: Saturday, 9/6. Click here to register.

Free Time Adventures in Nature

Tuesdays, August 5th, 12th and 19th AND Thursdays, August 7th, 14th and 21st from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA).

Looking for an interactive outdoor nature activity for your children before school begins? Join us for six days of fun in the sun at Bucktoe Creek Preserve. Each nature walk through the preserve will involve an activity such as letterboxing, salamander searches, skipping stones and a special adventure to the Delaware Steam Car Museum on Thursday August 14th! Please pack a lunch and drop-off promptly at 10:00 a.m. Snacks/drinks provided. Register ASAP – limited spots available.

$5 TLC members; $10 non-members. Click here to register!

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Wild Foraging Series: Mushroom Forage

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Starting location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA). Ending location: The Woodlands at Phillips (1020 Kaolin Road, Kennett Square, PA).

Mushroom Forage

Wild Mushroom Forage

Walk through the meadows and woodlands with Tina Ellor and other mycologist from the NJ Mycological Society in search of wild mushrooms. After the forage, drive over to The Woodlands at Phillips for a special mushroom cooking demonstration. Receive 10% off all mushrooms purchased during the event. Click here to register. Limited spots available.

Open Hive Day

Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 1o:30 AM. Location: New Leaf Eco Center (776 Rosedale Road, Kennett Square, PA).

Join TLC apiarist, Dan Borkoski, 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. Suggested donation of $5 for TLC members; $10 non-members. Click here to register.

Sky Tour

Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA).

Enjoy an evening out on the preserve viewing and learning about the skies above with the Chester County Astronomical Society! Refreshments will be provided. $10 TLC members; $15 non-members; $5 for children. Click here to register.

September 2014

Sharing Nature with Children

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA)

Explore the wonders of nature by engaging your child in different activities each month to awaken their natural senses. A light refreshment will be provided. This is the final date in the series, which runs once every year May – September. Click here to register!

Open Hive Day 3

TLC apiary

Open Hive Day

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Location: New Leaf Eco Center (776 Rosedale Road, Kennett Square, PA).

Join TLC apiarist, Dan Borkoski, 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. Suggested donation of $5 for TLC members; $10 non-members. Click here to register.

Wild Foraging Series: Edible Plants

Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA)

Lee Peterson, author of the “Peterson Field Guide to Wild Edible Plants of Eastern/Central America,” will be leading the third and final forage of the year in search for wild edible plants at the Bucktoe Creek Preserve. Learn ways to gather, prepare, and most importantly, identify them! Enjoy a light dinner at the conclusion of the walk. $10 TLC members; $15 non-members. Click here to register!