The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) holds educational programs year-round at our four nature preserves, and one sister-preserve.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions or would like to register outside of our office hours (M-F from 10am – 6pm), please use email or call 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.
Rainforest Discovery, Community Read
Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM. Location: Bayard Taylor Library, 216 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Come learn about the creatures of the rainforest in Lynne Cherry’s The Great Kapok Tree! Following the reading we will create our very own rainforest where you can become the animal of your choosing. TLC will provide crafts. Click here to register!
From the Amazon Rainforest to Our Forest, Community Read
Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA)
Couldn’t make the first part of our reading of The Great Kapok Tree on April 18th? Join The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County in exploring our forests and the creatures that live there. Partake in snacks, games, and story writing. $5 members/ $10 non-members. Click here to register!
Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8:00PM – 9: 30PM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA 19311).
Come out for a night at the Bucktoe Creek Preserve looking at bright, speedy or curious looking objects in the skies above! $10 TLC members; $15 non-members; $5 children under 12. Click here to register!
Sharing Nature with Children
Sunday, May 1, 2015 from 10am-11am, See Ongoing Programs below for details and registration.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA 19311).
Join botanist Janet Ebert as we stop to smell the wildflowers of the Bucktoe Creek Preserve. Learn about the important roles wildflowers play in the balance of our ecosystem. Members $5; non-members $10. Click here to register!
Open Hive Day
Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, See Ongoing Programs below for details and registration
Wild Foraging Series: Mushroom Walk
Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Starting location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA). Ending location: The Woodlands at Phillips (1080 Kaolin Road, Kennett Square, PA).
Walk through the meadows and woodlands with Tina Ellor and other mycologists from the Philadelphia Mycological Society in search of wild mushrooms. After the forage, drive over to The Woodlands at Phillips for a special mushroom cooking demonstration. Members $30; non-members $35
Registration required. Limited spots available. Click here to register.
Sharing Nature with Children
Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 10am-11am, See Ongoing Programs below for details and registration.
Free Time Adventures in Nature
Tuesdays and Thursdays August 4, 2015 through August 20, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA 19311)
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 Gnome Countryside on Thursday, August 13th! 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. Members please type ‘member’ when prompted for promotional code. Click here to register.
Open Hive Day
Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, See Ongoing Programs below for details and registration
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 Sunday of every month from May through September 2015. $5 TLC members; $10 non-members. Click here to register!
Open Hive Days
Saturdays, 5/23, 9/19 & 10/3 from 10:00am-12:00pm and 6/20, 7/18, 8/8 from 9:00am-11:00am
Location: New Leaf Eco Center is located at 776 Rosedale Road Kennett Square, PA 19348
Join TLC Apiarist Dan Borkoski for an inside look at the busy, buzzy world of honeybees. 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! $5 TLC/Chester County Beekeepers Association members; $10 non-members. Click here to register!